At the Batu Ferringhi beach near Golden Sands Hotel, you can relax and be pampered with a body and foot massage.Do inform the masseur if you prefer a hard or soft massage. Massages should be comfortable and so do communicate and feedback to your massuer during the process.You may feel lighter on your feet after your first foot massage but the...more
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Batu Ferringhi Beach, Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
Good for: Solo
52 Batu ferringhi, Town Centre, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
Good for: Solo
47., Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
Good for: Couples
UPDATE: The new bus service of Rapid Penang, using U101 will get you comfortablly in a modern aircon bus from Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah to Komtar (downtown Penang). An excellent way to travel.Taxi is expensive from the beach areas of Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringgi and Tanjung Bunga to downtown areas of Gurney Drive or Komtar and...more
Starting in August 2007, there is a new bus service called Rapid Penang. The buses are new, comfortable and the bus do not wait to pick up passengers.The main bus exchanges are at Bayan Baru (at Bukit Jambul Complexs), Komtar, Weld Quay (Ferry Terminal) on the island and Megamall (Sebarang Jaya) and Butterworth Ferry on the Mainland.There are...more
Every night, along the main road of Batu Ferringghi starting from Rasa Sayang and Golden Sands Hotel, stalls are set up along the road side walk selling everything a tourist will want to buy.Of course, you have to bargain. If you are staying for a few days. Go there the first night and get a feel of what is available and what is the offering price...more
There are a few shops at Batu Ferringhi that sells your swimming inflattables for yourself or the kids to have safe fun in the swimming pool.Or you may have forgotten to bring along the pail or spade to build a sand castle. Do not worry, you can buy them easily at these shops near the beach hotels at Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bunga.So if you have...more
In a multi-racial society in Penang, you will see sign boards of advertisements, shops and hawker stalls written in one or more languages.
1) Malay - Latin alphabets. Mandatory in all signs. "Keluar"= Exit, "Masuk"= Entrance, "Selamat Jalan"=Good bye
3) Chinese - using Chinese characters especially in shops in downtown George Town. Some of older generations of Malaysian Chinese can only read Chinese and not Malay nor English. Different dialects are spoken, mainly Hokkien besides Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew, etc.
3) Tamil - Tamil script. Especially at Little India.
Though not frequent, there have been the tragicv sea boat accidents when hiring boats out to the Muka Head and beyond. Perhaps it is because of the maritime geography as it is the cape that separates the sea into the Penang North Channel and main flow of Straits of Melaka.So use common sense. Use life jackets even if the sea may seem calm....more
Many tourists and locals buy the latest movie DVDs anywhere from RM4 to RM6 a piece.Be ware there are constant police raid to catch pirated DVD sellers. Fines and prison terms have been imposed on the sellers. Buyers are not prosecuted, I wonder why.Such DVDs may not be available at more upscale shopping malls but can still be found in several...more
Due to increasing government tax on alcohol and cigarettes each year, both items are expensive in Malaysia. It will cost you an arm and a leg. May be a good reason to cut down your drinks and fags while visiitng Penang and Malaysia.So do not be surprise by how much you have to pay when your order a small cold beer at the coffee shop to chase down...more
Unlike their more vicious cousins of Komodo Islands, the monitor lizards of Penang Islands are quite bashful. The local Chinese calls them "Si Kah Chua" or "four legged snakes".You can often see them crossing the road or dead on the road. Dashing through the bush along a river or in the rubber estate. Surprise to see this one on a rock by the sea...more
It is quite a sight seeing a fishermen's boat coming back home from sea with their catch. There are the visual and verbal communication between the boat and their colleagues on the jetty to get the rope tied to the jetty.It was a bit shocking to hear the loud and vulgar fishermen's language used to the untrained ears.Good idea to stay out of the...more