Batu Ferringhi has a several large resort, like Rasa Sayang, Golden Sands,
Park Royal, Bayview etc. It looks like a new village, but it's very old. It
used to be a kampong with a little fishing village. If you want to see a part
of this old village you have to turn right when you have passed the Park
Royal. Here you'll find the backpackers guesthouses of Ah Beng, Baba's,
and the best place, Ali's, which has a relaxing open-air cafe and
garden, and better rooms than the other ones. The guesthouses are facing the
The main road runs more or less straight along the coast for 3km, on which all
the hotels, tourist shop, internet cafe's, motorcycle rental offices and
restaurants (House of Kampong, Deep Sea or The Last Drop e.o.), are lined up
side by side. In the centre you'll find the Telekom office, post office, police station and
You can get to Batu Ferringhi by taxi, car or bus. It takes a thirty-minute
bus ride west of Georgetown on Transitlink
#202 or Transitlink air-con #93.
There is a bus from the airport (Bayan Lepas) to Batu Ferringhi. The journey
takes approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes. The fare is RM.4.00 The 102 bus
departs from the outside of Departure Hall at Level 1. The bus leaves the
airport hourly at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am.......
taxi ride will cost you RM60.- You'll have to buy a coupon for the taxi when
leave the arrival hall after collecting your luggage.
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The beach itself is quite good, thought not up there with Malaysia's best
and the water is not of the tropically clear variety you might expect. The
beach is kept clean, even on weekends when hordes of day-trippers visit.
Bathing areas are often cordoned off by floating buoys to protect swimmers
from speeding jet-skis and water-skiers. Jellyfish, particularly at rainy
times, can be a problem.
Batu Ferringhi can be crowded and
much of the greenery has been replaced by concrete, but also the advantages
(plenty of restaurants, watering holes and recreation facilities). It has
quite a lively resort feel, and there is a good night markets on the main road
The big hotels offer good deals at times and cheaper
accommodation is available if you want a few days by the beach.
Restaurants, shops and KFC...
has a few small shops selling souvenirs and beach necessities, in addition to
several money changers and pushy Indian tailors. Stalls selling a variety of
goods set up along the road at night. If you're looking for cheap clothes, fabrics, souvenirs, electronic items, watches,
DVDs, CDs and more? Then the Pasar Malam along the road is the place for you.
A wider selection of articles and some
sophistication at several air-conditioned shopping complexes in George Town.
A taxi ride to the centre (Komtar, Pranging Mall - shopping complexes in
George Town) will cost you RM25.-. A ticket for the local bus will cost you