Best 5 things to do in Batu Ferringhi, Penang

things to do in batu ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi is a popular beachfront and one of the most visited places in Penang. From exciting wet water sports to letting you submerge in the native culture, from shopping to five star accommodation, Batu Ferringhi has all sorts of must visit tourist spots.

Things to do in Batu Ferringhi

Printing Batik, strolling through a beautiful butterfly farm, visiting the one of its kind Spice Garden and indulging yourself into rides and water spills on the amusement parks are some of the most popular things to do in Batu Ferringhi.

While you are on your exciting trip on this beach, you may want to consider visiting the following places:

Batu Ferringhi Night Market

Stretching all the way from Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa to Hard Rock Hotel, Batu Ferringhi Night Market can be seen spread over a huge area. When the evening falls, the shopkeepers and vendors start setting up their stalls and once all have settled, you will see how Batu Ferringhi becomes very much alive.

This night market has a wide range of goods to offer, from fake designer bags and pirated DVDs to handmade local jewelry and crafts to souvenirs and cultural artwork. It’s not just the extensive size of the market, but the lightened and exhilarating atmosphere around here that attracts hordes of visitors, tourists and locals.

However, the best part of this night market is its flexibility over the bargain. The best way to bargain in an effective way is to walk around the entire market and see if the product you liked in the first stall in present elsewhere and at a cheaper price, if not then go back to the same stall and bargain for the best possible rate. Usually the shopkeepers come down to half the price of what they originally quote.

Batu Ferringhi night market opens at 19:00 till until the wee hours. A visit to the market should be on your list of things to do in Batu Ferringhi.

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Batu Ferringhi Beach

One of the most mesmerizing waters of the Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi beach can be reached by a fifteen minutes’ drive from Georgetown. This beach is most popular among the tourists for its sandy white beaches, deep blue sea and beautiful swaying palm trees. Tourists usually come here for relaxation by lying on the beach under the sun and enjoying the peaceful state of body and mind in a soothing atmosphere. Then there are those tourists who have no preferred sunbath and rather indulge in exciting wet and wild water sport which mainly includes a banana boat or Jet Ski.

Penang Butterfly Farm

The Penang Butterfly Farm is situated in Teluk Bahang, is one of Penang’s most visited tourist spots. Based on a total area of 8 hectares, this butterfly house is a home to an unbelievable variety of various species of butterflies along with a hodgepodge of other insects. The butterfly farm, that opened 1986, has more than four thousand butterflies belonging to more than 120 species along with other reptiles and insects.

This isn’t the only popular tourist attractions in Penang among the visitors of Batu Ferringhi but has also gained international attention and reputation as the butterfly safe-haven. This is often considered as the “living-museum”. Yellow wing butterfly and Rajah Brooke are among the many species of butterflies. Open or tourists as well as locals all around the week.

Penang Butterfly Farm is open from 09:00 to 17:30 on Mondays to Fridays and 09:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays & Sundays.

Address: 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringhi.
Telephone: +604 885 1253

Yohang Art Gallery

Comprising the valuable collection of Chuah Thean Teng’s artwork was known as the father of Batik Printing. The Yohang Art Gallery is known as the largest crafts and art center in Penang. This art Gallery displays a vast collection of various articles. From antique jewelry to handicrafts and Batik is a very popular tourist spot in Batu Ferringhi.

In addition to the artworks of various other renowned artists, Yohang Art gallery also exhibits other noteworthy articles which include old Chinese pictures, Cloisonné, the medicine horn of Malaysia and a Sarawak. While on your tour to this worth visit tourist spot, do not forget to have a look at the Batik Printing, and you may also pick from a variety of souvenirs in the gallery.

Address: 58-D, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang
Telephone: +604 881 1251

Wet World Wild Batu Ferringhi

If you are looking for a splashing water fun, then the Wet World Wild in the moonlight bay is the perfect tourist spot to be in. From water tunnels to water slides and Flumes- this water theme park is all you want to satiate your excitement for indulging into some water fun activity. This water park is no ordinary park. The bright two toned rafts and other rides are designed so as to ensure adults as well as the children’s safety.


This is an epic park to spend your day at especially when you have kids. You can get on a thrill ride of your choice while your kids can go on to theirs. The ticket for spending two hours at the park would cost you RM40 for adults and RM30 per child. A little pricey but is totally worth all the fun in water rides under the sun.

Timings: 09:00 – 19:00
Address: Moonlight Bay, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang.
Telephone: +6019 317 1919

These are the best things to do in Batu Ferringhi, Penang. If you would like to recommend an activity or share your experience, please do so by adding comments below. You can also checkout things to do in Penang article for the best activities in Penang Island.

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