"Batu Feringgi "Portuguese Rock"" Batu Feringgi by SLLiew

Batu Feringgi Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 38 photos



Batu Feringgi in Malay means "Portuguese Rock".

Feringgi has many spellings and mispellings asuch as "Ferringhi" etc.

Apparently, the Portuguese sailors had stopped by for fresh water, long long ago.



Today Batu Feringgi is the "Waikiki of Penang" with a tourist belt of hotels, restaurants and souvenir stalls along the famous beach of Batu Ferringgi.

Many Western and Japanese tourists head from the airport in the south east of the island straight to this northern beach coast on the island for sand, sun, sea and seafood.

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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    What a delightful place. Thanks for the lovely tour!

  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2008 at 2:30 AM

    I stayed here in 1973 in the Golden Sands Hotel. They were just building the Rasa Sayang next door. The beach was almost deserted then - not any longer.

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2008 at 8:37 AM

    very good transport tips

  • mim95's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2007 at 8:04 AM

    Good to know that the bus service is improving. I remember it wasn't quite tourist friendly. And I always wonder how can I tell what Chinese dialect the other person speaks?

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2007 at 8:44 AM

    To get a foot massage on the beach sounds wonderful! Great tips about Batu Feringgi!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 7:38 AM

    Love photo of fisherman boat. What a huge cat fish! Wonderful warning tips. Enjoyed your description of the lizards and monkeys. Very helpful tips that are well written.

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 11:21 PM

    looks very plesant resort - nice photos.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2007 at 3:26 AM

    Hi SL, I remembered visiting feringgi beach in 1994 during my university days. This is a nice place and a good getaway from the city :)

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