Batu Feringghi Penang Malaysia

Trisha Singh
The long sandy northern beach in Batu Ferringhi is Penang's hub for watersports, although due to a rampant case of unlicensed vendors, the scene can be a bit of a gamble. But the beach makes for a spectacular vista for an old-fashioned sunset experience. Get here at around 4pm (bus 101 from George Town) for a quick dip and dry-off as you watch the sun go down. Sunsets on the island are long and drawn-out, perfect for a shoreside stroll under an orange sky. Stroll on to the night market at Batu Ferringhi, which gets going straight after sunset. The street-food vendors start serving soon after, right on time for dinner.3. Hike to the lighthouse in Penang National Park
Trisha Singh
Batu Ferringhi is a bit more tricky when it comes to budget accommodation. The beaches are dominated by luxury hotels (RM 300/Rs. 5000 and upwards). Most backpackers tend to stick to George Town, but there are a couple of options in Batu Ferringhi as well. Baba's Guest House by the beach is a backpacker favourite, and there are a couple of cheap motels in the market area that sometimes have great deals running. Click here to see current rates.For mid-range accommodation, Batu Ferringhi is full of options. Plenty of cool Airbnbs and holiday rentals, anywhere from RM 100/Rs. 1500 to RM 250/Rs. 4000.Amazing Things To Do In PenangYou could spend a month in Penang, Malaysia and still not have seen or eaten it all. Museums, temples, mosques, restaurants and a whole lot of street art in George Town, will keep you occupied for days, if not weeks; whereas the beaches of Batu Ferringhi will make you want to never leave. Just walking about Penang will probably be the best thing to do while you are there, but make sure you don't miss any of the following:1. The unmissable street art in George Town