Malaysian Moments | Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Second to Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi is Penang's second most popular destination with its long stretches of white sand beaches. With an easy half-hour drive from our Georgetown hotel, we spent our second and last day in Penang on a brief adventure to the area. While it's no Caribbean, Batu Ferringhi has its own unique sights to offer between tropical gardens and deliciously local food.

Tropical Spice Garden

Our primary stop in Batu Ferringhi was the Tropical Spice Garden, where over 500 types of tropical plants encompass eight-acres of lush landscapes. It was the perfect spot for my family in particular, as my dad immersed himself into the audio tour while I absorbed the scenery. It is a unique space for both learning and exploring and the ideal visit for those who don't quite need just another beach break.

The Beaches of Batu Ferringhi

Just outside the spice garden was a quiet stretch of Batu Ferringhi's beach scene. With lush mountain scenery serving as a backdrop, it almost felt as if I were back amongst St. Lucia's mighty pitons. Shortly after this beach stop we were headed back to Georgetown, making it a nice farewell to Penang's tropical destination.

Mews Cafe, Georgetown

Aside from beaches, Batu Ferringhi is also known for its popular night market where the best of local Penang food is served. Unfortunately our schedules could not make time to stop by, but it comes highly recommended from locals. For our last meal in Penang, we headed back to Georgetown to dine in air conditioning (90-degree temps + 90% humidity can get a bit brutal). 

One of our favorite meals in Malaysia was at Mews Cafe, where traditional Malaysian food meets a modern bistro. Our platters came with unique combinations of flavor, with dishes including the local favorite beef rendang and nasi kerabu, or blue rice. Topping it off with fresh cocktails and juices, it was a delicious way to conclude our visit to Malaysia's "food heaven". 


  1. I'm still a bit in awe that we were on the same island, Christina! Penang is one of my favourite places in Malaysia to visit definitely because of its food. I hope you enjoyed your trip!


  2. This is a paradise!!! Wonderful photos of amazing place, I wish to go there one day :-) Have a lovely Sunday Christina :-)

  3. These photos look amazing Christina! They make me want to visit a jungle asap! :)

  4. Tour photos are wonderful.

  5. very paradisiac place, love your long dress
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    happy tuesday, kiss
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  6. Wow! Beaches here in Asia are indeed beautiful!! ♥ Enjoy your stay in Malaysia! Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

  7. Wow! Thanks for taking us a tour in Malaysia. It's so beautiful there! <3

    Advance Merry Christmas!


  8. omg looks like such an amazing trip! gorgeous photos girl!

  9. such an amazing place! I really want to visit Penang one day :)
    thank you for sharing this!

  10. Love this adventure of yours, a combination of rainforest and beach is perfect.

  11. The food looks awesomeeee there!! And that pool area is incredible! I love following your adventures!


  12. Those cocktails! OMG!! Haha! So beautiful and the fabulous photos just get better! xx

  13. The spice garden looks like the perfect place for me! I haven't been to Malaysia yet, but it's quite close to India so I'm hoping to make a trip soon!

  14. Apparently you have been to my country toooo.
    Hope you enjoyed Malaysia x

    Viviene Kok


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