"Balik Pulau - The Other Side of the Island" Balik Pulau by SLLiew

Balik Pulau Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 23 photos

"Balik Pulau " in Malay literally means "the other side of the island."

You need to drive a hilly short-cut from Paya Terubong or Sungai Ara or a winding round from Teluk Kumbar in the south or round island from the Teluk Bahang from the north of the island.

Balik Pulau is rustic and agricultural with fruit orchards, rice fields and Malay stilt houses as well as the township which is primarily Chinese shops.

Balik Pulau is famous for Balik Pulau durian (aromatic, high calorie seasonal fruit) and Balik Pulau laksa (rice noodle with fish gravy soup).

  • Intro Updated Oct 5, 2007
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    very nice tips. it seems i was walking through the area myself.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    This little house is so charming! A very delightful page and I enjoyed the tour!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 2:25 AM

    Balik Pulau is indeed a very idyllic place in Penang, a very good get-away from the busy city life :)

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2007 at 7:54 AM

    Yummy laksa lemak. :-)

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    Really nice page SL :) Ah, lemak laksa sounds even more delicious than asam laksa! I just love durian and rambutan! But never tried chempedak and langsat yet. And where are the beaches?? :)


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