Balik Pulau Travel Guide

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Balik Pulau Things to Do

  • Visit an Fruit Orchard Farm

    Especially during the durian season in June-July, visit one of the many fruit orchard farms in Balik Pulau.You can enjoy a durian buffet for a fixed price of RM25 or so per person. Then you can eat as much as you can and being introduced to the many famous varieties of durians from seedless, bitter, sweet, milk creamy to extra dry or extra...

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  • Sacred Heart Church of Balik Pulau

    Located just 5 minutes walk from the Balik Pulau Market, this church is also known as the Holy Name of Jesus Church.This Catholic church started in attap roof building in 1845 and was built in 1854 in Anglo-Indian architecture.There is also a school under the same name in the compound.

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  • Balik Pulau Sugar Can Juice anyone?

    After all that hot spicy "laksa", the sugar can juice is great to quench the taste and take away the lingering spiceness.Fresh sugar can are pulverized to squeeze out the juice. There is difference in price if you want "iced" or "pure". It is naturally sweet and "no sugar added". You can drink at the stall or ordered it to your tables inside the...

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  • Famous Balik Pulau "Lemak" Laksa

    Again another popular Balik Pulau local dish that attracts local and Malaysian tourists to stop and eat. This stall is at the Nan Guang Coffee Shop next to the Balik Pulau Market and 20 steps from the other famous Balik Pulau Asam Laksa stall.The "Lemak" or "Siam Laksa" is also fish soup based but more sweet and creamy with "santan" (coconut) and...

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  • Famous Balik Pulau Asam Laksa

    For every Penangite and even tourists stopping at Balik Pulau, it has been a must to eat the laksa of Balik Pulau or buy some back, otherwise, there will be a lot of non-stop complaining.Penang Laksa is famous throughout Malaysia. It is a fish based soup with rice noodles, cut onions, pineapples, cucumbers and vegetables with the sourish "asam",...

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  • Explore Balik Pulau

    Get a free guided tour of Balik Pulau from Explore Balik Pulau - the visitor centre. You pay only the bicycle rental fee, they will bring you visit around balik pulau for attraction like traditional malay village, paddy field, mangrove, beautiful seaside, fruit orchard and more...

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  • Another traditional Chinese family house

    Many of the ethnic Chinese families in Balik Pulau are Hakka. Saw this typical home with spacious ground for growing garden flowers, fruit trees and rearing of chickens and perhaps ducks. There is a red banner cloth over the front door and it is still the first week of Chinese Lunar New Year. Compared to the high density of 20 storey flats with...

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  • Chicken Shed of Balik Pulau

    Seeing chicken shed reminds me of bird flu. While bird flu is still causing human fatalities in Jakarta, fortunately, this is not happening in Penang and Malaysia. Perhaps the lower density and different rearing system. Yet, I could see ferral pigeons gathering below the chicken shed feeding over dropped fodder.Also reminds me of the time we had a...

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