Penang Travel Tips And Things To Do In Penang



penang beach stretches from tanjung bungah to teluk bahang A visit to Penang island is not complete if you don't visit the nice sandy beaches in the northern coast. Driving a car from the city to the beach takes only about 30 minutes.

The northern shoreline stretches along Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang, the sandy beach interspersed with cove hidden by surrounding granite rocks and clean patches of water.

Holiday resorts and hotels of international standard and service apartments have mushroomed along these famous shorelines. Facilities for recreation and rejuvenating such as water sports, horse riding, reflexology massage, suntan, fishing, cycling, SPA are all available to meet your holiday expectations.

Besides local hawker food, you too can get varieties of international cuisine food at the hotel restaurants. Nightlife entertainment is one of the indoor facilities at the hotels. For outdoor, you can get the fun of shopping for niche market items and local souvenirs at the night market stalls.  The stalls lined up along the road from the hotel regions in Batu Ferringhi to Teluk Bahang, starting from sunset, around 7.00 pm to 1.00am every day.  Here you may be able to find some good paintings, handicrafts and batik works.  Don't be afraid to exercise your bargaining skills if you think the price is too high.

The beach at Teluk Bahang is a popular picnic site specially preferred by the locals due to the scenic surroundings. It is most crowded when the annual Penang International Dragon Boat Festival race is held here.


Penang National Park being located within the surroundings of Teluk Bahang, provides 250 metres rainforest trails for nature lovers to explore. The beaches of Teluk Duyung, Muka Head and Pantai Keranchut are the attractions of the park. It's also a frequent nesting area where turtles come offshore to lay eggs, especially at Pantai Keranchut.

Visitors come to Batu Ferringhi for retreat and enjoy chilling over a glass of fresh local fruit juice by the beach of the hotels for a cooling and relaxing effect. Penang Beach is indeed an ideal choice of destination for a holiday getaway where both the city and the beach is amazingly so close. 

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