"Batu Feringgi" Batu Feringgi by andrewyong

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This is the northern coast of Penang where you will find the beaches. All the usual beach activities can be found here during the day.

At night, you will find a tourist (trap) market selling all kinds of knick-knacks (which I must confess that I love to browse on occasion).

I like going there once in a while for a leisure weekend walk and have a pint or two (or rather it's in glasses less than a pint) with some friends.

"Batu" means rock in Malay and "Feringgi" means Portugese in Malay as the Portugese first sailed into the bay over there. However, they didn't find it having much prospect until the British later established a settlement in Penang to counter the French, east of India. So, the name commemorates the arrival of the Portugese on this part of the island, perhaps it could be roughly translated as the Portugese Point.

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