As Penang is a beautiful island surrounded by the Straits of Malacca and the Andaman Sea, it comes as no surprise that the beaches are pretty fantastic. On the northern tip of the island is Batu Ferringhi, a coastal town with winding roads, steep cliffs and beautiful bays, much like the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Certain parts of the STRETCHhave been highly developed for tourism with international hotels. However, if you go a little further up the coast, there’s plenty of greenery to be found. One of my favourite spots is a quiet beach called Pantai Teluk Aling and a lighthouse in Muka Head, both located within the Penang National Park.