Top 5 Batu Ferringhi Attractions (2021)

Batu Ferringhi is such a peaceful and pleasant location that you may find yourself looking at property brochures before your holiday is over.
That is not to say, however, that there isn’t much to see and do here. This part of Penang Island is perfect for everyone, whether you are looking to party at all hours or simply just relax with friends by the pool. Batu Ferringhi offers the ideal locations to satisfy all travelers, whether you want a wet and wild time in the water or simply want to immerse yourself in local culture, this is the place to be.

1. Wet World Wild

Swimming pools, slides, flumes, and water tunnels may all be found at Wet World Wild in Moonlight Bay’s along Jalan Batu Ferringhi. It’s a fantastic location to make a splash, with ten huge, inflatable blue, yellow, and green “rafts” that allow kids (and adults) to have loads of fun in. Visitors will get to enjoy themselves without having to worry about anything and just run, climb, propel and jump easily and safely. There is even a ‘rock-climbing’ raft with handholds and footholds for easy access to the top of the mound.

2. Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi’s beach is one of Penang Island’s most beautiful bodies of water, only a 15-minute drive from the city center. With its powder white beach, spilling onto turquoise blue seas that stretch all the way up the northern coast, it is definitely a sight to behold. Bring along a beach blanket and soak in the sun’s rays while enjoying this lovely stretch of sand and the cool breeze that comes with it. If you’re not a sunbather, we recommend renting a kayak, jet ski, or banana boat from one of the beach water sport vendors. There is one opposite the Waverunner Beach Chalet that is set up to serve you as you enjoy some splashing great fun.

The majority of the strip is taken up by luxury hotels (Shangri La Rasa Sayang, Hard Rock Hotel etc.), although there are a few public beaches and they can be found by simply just driving along the strip to find one that is best for you.

3. Penang Butterfly Farm

The Penang Butterfly Farm, which was founded in 1986 and is located near Teluk Bahang in Penang, is one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions. The magnificent eight-hectare butterfly sanctuary houses an incredibly remarkable variety of butterfly species, as well as other insects. The farm is located on the slopes of the Teluk Bahang hills, between Taman Rimba Park and Teluk Bahang village. More than 4,000 butterflies and other invertebrates from more than 120 families are included in the work.

The Rajah Brooke and the threatened Yellow Bird wing butterfly are among many other exotic butterfly species that may be found at the ‘living museum,’ which is also playing host to 300 other plant species. It is also utilized in animal breeding programs, as a result of which it serves as an education, entertainment, and research center. The Tropical Fruit Farm, meanwhile, is a 25-acre organic orchard with over 250 distinct types of fruit including durians and West Indian cherries. You’ll be able to visit the orchard and taste the delicious fruits, as well as freshly squeezed fruit juices, while also getting a guided tour.

4.Batu Ferringhi Night Market

Every night on Jalan Batu Ferringhi, vendors set up stalls selling everything from imitation designer bags and low-cost pirated DVDs to handmade local souvenirs for your shopping delight. It’s one of Penang Island’s most popular attractions, with its unique and spectacular sight that not only covers a vast expanse spanning all the way from Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort all the way down to Hard Rock Hotel and beyond, but also its rich, colourful atmosphere.

Whether you’re purchasing as a gift or for yourself, the Penang merchants will delight you with a variety of goods and services. Best of all, you may still bargain for the best prices: if you like something, don’t buy it first; go down the strip and look at other stalls to see if they have the same thing cheaper. If not, head back to the original stall and bargain for the best rate (which is usually half the price originally quoted).

5. Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden

Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden, located just up the road from the Teluk Bahang junction, is an eight-acre collection of secondary jungle with about 500 different species of plant and animal life. The only tropical spice garden in Southeast Asia is a fantastic spot to spend the afternoon with your family. Three garden paths that take you on 20-45 minute treks past stream crossings, waterfalls, and structures built of recycled organic materials are included in the nature conservation complex. The award-winning farm was created using salvaged pre-war shop houses or secondhand antique shops for construction supplies, as well as locally sourced materials.

On an abandoned rubber plantation near Penang’s north-western shores, this eco-tourism course has three jungle trails: the Spice Trail, Ornamental Trail, and Jungle Trail – treks that take you past various sections of the area.Each ‘room’ is dedicated to a specific type of plant, such as spices and herbs or aquatic plants. Alternatively, you may enjoy the park on your own because there is instructional signage displaying each plant’s name and function to assist you. You can also participate in guided excursions if you like.

Additionally, guests (and more significantly, children) can now learn how to cook Malaysian cuisine at the estate’s culinary school, where meals are prepared with a variety of herbs and spices. The culinary experience is interactive and hands-on, with lessons on how to prepare meals from scratch in small, personalized groups using spices from the garden surrounding you. Set in an airy building surrounded by spice gardens overlooking Teluk Bahang Bay, the area employs a hands-on technique of cooking – you’ll be able to make foods from scratch in small, customized classes.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry, the Tree Monkey Restaurant serves Thai cuisine as well as stunning views of Teluk Bahang Bay. Before you go, you can stop by the gift shop to pick up some mementos such as spices as well as exclusively developed T-shirts, stationery, toiletries and spa goods. You may also acquire a variety of gardening guides for both novices and experts. Alternatively, get a pot plant from the Garden Shop as a souvenir.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00

6. Yahong Art Gallery

The largest arts and crafts center in Penang is Yahong Art Gallery. Antiques sections are housed in one gallery and it is divided into four parts: the Art Gallery, Handicrafts, Batik and Jewellery, and Antiques centres. It is most renowned for housing Chuah Thean Teng’s pieces of art. Teng is regarded as the father of modern batik painting, and his works are seen in the upper levels of Yahong Art Gallery. He and his three sons, Chuah Siew Kek, Chuah Seow Keng, and Chuah Siew Teng, are known for their remarkable achievements.

The exhibits at Yahong Art Gallery include batik paintings by Teng, as well as other works from other artists, beautiful Chinese jewelry, antiques, pewter pieces, and watercolor, ink and oil prints from China. Other notable exhibits include an ancient Malaysian medicine horn, a Sarawak tribal leader’s staff, an exquisite Chinese cloisonné, Chinese tile works, and more.

Also, when you visit the gallery, don’t forget to attend a batik printing demonstration and pick up some pewter items and batik apparel as mementos.

For anyone looking to go to a fun filled city, Batu Ferringhi is the place to be at as it has something for everyone, from learning how to batik-paint or seeing a beautiful butterfly farm to strolling through a one-of-a-kind spice garden or enjoying watery thrills and spills in an amusement park.