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Is it better to stay in Georgetown or Batu Ferringhi?

Is it better to stay in Georgetown or Batu Ferringhi?

If you want to be in the center of Penang’s cultural and culinary heritage, stay in George Town. You’ll be right in the middle of Penang’s UNESCO Heritage Site, with quick access to all the island’s street art, delicious food, and architectural wonders. If you want a relaxing tropical holiday, stay in Batu Ferringhi.

Can you swim in Batu Ferringhi?

Can You Swim in Batu Ferringhi? Yes, of course, you can. The beach is safe, clean and breezy making it a relaxing spot. If you don’t fancy swimming just take a leisurely walk along its shores.

Is Batu Ferringhi worth visiting?

Is Batu Ferringhi Worth It? There are a number of beautiful beaches to visit on the island of Penang. But if you want to have access to both a long stretch of relatively clean sand within easy walking distance of restaurants and bars, Batu Ferringhi is the only practical option.

What can we do at Batu Ferringhi beach?

Take a look at our ten favourite things to see-and do in Batu Ferringhi before you check out of this thriving beach strip.

  • Wet World Wild.
  • Batu Ferringhi Night Market.
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach.
  • Penang Batik Factory.
  • Penang Butterfly Farm.
  • Tropical Spice Garden.
  • Yahong Art Gallery.
  • Penang National Park.

Where should I live in Penang?

The Best Place to Stay in Penang: a Neighborhood-to-Neighborhood guide

  • George Town.
  • Gurney Drive.
  • Pulau Tikus.
  • Tanjung Tokong & Tanjung Bungah.
  • Batu Ferringhi.
  • Sungai Dua.
  • Gelugor and Green Lane.
  • Jelutong.

Is grab car available in Penang?

No biggie, as you can still use Grab in Penang and Malaysia. Your existing Uber account doesn’t need to be cancelled either, as Uber still operates in many countries outside of Southeast Asia. Just switch to Grab when in Penang.

Does Malaysia have good beaches?

Known for its rainforests, orangutans, and vibrant cities, Malaysia is also home to some of the most stunning beaches in Asia. Whether you’re seeking a private corner on quiet shores or palm-fringed beaches with plenty to see and do, Malaysia won’t disappoint.

How long is Batu Ferringhi beach?

The 3-kilometre long beach is quite pleasant, but the waters around here are not the cleanest for swimming in and suffer from sporadic jellyfish infestation, so you will find most people relaxing by the pool at the more upmarket hotels rather than on the beach.

Where do most expats live in Penang?

Tanjung Tokong & Tanjung Bungah Both areas are packed with locals and expats living in Penang. They are neighbouring towns and are often intertwined. It’s located right in between George Town and the beaches of Batu Ferringhi, which is why we chose to live here.

How much do you need to live comfortably in Penang?

Summary about cost of living in Penang, Malaysia: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,610$ (6,717RM) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 456$ (1,903RM) without rent. Penang is 62.43% less expensive than New York (without rent).