The second most visited destination in Penang
Oftentimes when we visit Penang, we explore the city of Georgetown for the famous Street Art, lining up to try the famous Teochew Chendul, visiting the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia – Kek Lok Si.
Today, we are going to explore the northern side of Penang which is Batu Ferringhi. This is the second most popular destination after Georgetown also very famous for its beach resort. It takes about 30-40 mins drive from Georgetown to get here. The road heading towards Batu Ferringhi is a 2 way lane and the road is very curvy. Just be cuations and keep a safe distance from the car in front while driving because sometimes cars in front might give a late signal to get into another junction.
We checked into Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La for 2 nights. The average price per night is about RM 500 – RM 600 for a twin room including breakfast. In my case, I got it for free by using the complimentary voucher from the lucky draw during the company annual dinner. There are alot of famous resort to choose from this beach town depending on your preference.
The 4-star resort has a direct access to the beach where you can enjoy sport activities, beach volleyball, or just having fun at the public pool with your kids. After checking in, we spend the rest of the day around the beach area and enjoyed the sunset view in the evening.
On the 2nd day, we visited Penang tropical fruit farm, which is also the largest collection of fruits in southeast asia. Once you booked your farm visit tour it comes with a complimentary fruit buffet at the end of the tour. Little did I know that there are actually a lot of fruits that are not put out for selling in the market. These fruits are not the common ones that we can purchase at a grocery store. We were told by the guide that usually people seek this kind of fruits for curing and healing purpose. The reason why these fruits are not out for sale in the market is due to low demand and they are unable to compete with the winning fruits that are selling well in the market right now.
Before heading towards the next attraction, we stop by a roadside restaurant to have some dessert before heading to the next attraction. Ordered a chendul with glutinous rice and a shaved ice to get ourselves cool down since it was a very hot weather that day.
Next stop is to Penang Avatar Secret Garden. As I was looking up this place online, it displays pictures of colourful LED lights, it’s like the “Tree of Life” in the Avatar movie. The best time to visit here would probably be during sunset around 7:30pm.
Since we visited here during the day, we are not able to experience the Avatar lights on 😆
On the 3rd day, we head our way back to Georgetown. Overall, it was a relaxing place to spend here at Batu Ferringhi. For me, there is nothing best than just relaxing myself in a resting chair and hearing the sound of the waves on the beach.
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