Batu Ferringhi Attractions
What to See in Batu Ferringhi
Batu Ferringhi doesn’t really have any attraction within its vicinity aside from the beach and the night market, but plenty can be found in the neighbouring Teluk Bahang.
Just a short ride away from Batu Ferringhi, the attractions in Teluk Bahang are located close to one another and are mostly nature-based. Attractions such as Penang’s Cultural Centre, Batik Factory and Yahong Art Gallery bring visitors closer to the island’s culture.
Penang Batik Factory
Founded in 1973, Penang Batik Factory is one of the largest handmade batik producers in the country. Synonymous with quality and fairly-priced batik products, the centre sells a huge range from garments to accessories.
Visitors also get the chance to witness the batik-making process and even try their hands at the art of batik-making and batik-printing.
- Opening Hours: Showroom opens daily from 09:00 - 17:30
- Type: Cultural - Factory
- Address: 669, Mukim 2, Teluk Bahang
- Tel: (604) 885 1284/1858/1302
Opened in 1986, the Penang Butterfly Farm – located in Teluk Bahang – is one of Penang’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. The eight-hectare butterfly sanctuary houses an impressively varied collection of butterfly species as well as an assortment of other insects. The farm sits at the foot of the Teluk Bahang hills – between the Taman Rimba Park and Teluk Bahang village. It features more than 4,000 butterflies from more than 120 groups as well as other insects and reptiles. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday; 09:00 – 18:00 Saturday & Sunday
- Address: No. 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang
- Tel: +604 885 1253
Tropical Fruit Farm is a 25-acre organic orchard in Penang with more than 250 types of tropical and subtropical fruit trees and is located approximately two km down the road from Teluk Bahang. The garden was developed in 1993 in an effort to conserve rare and exotic fruit trees. The fruit farm’s collection of trees include species from far-flung corners of the world including Central and South America, Central Africa, India, the Middle East, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. This eco-tourism venture only utilizes organic fertilisers. Read More...
- Location: Teluk Bahang
- Tel: +6012 443 9298 or +6012 497 1921
Set just up the road from the Teluk Bahang junction, Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden is an eight-acre collection of secondary jungle with some 500 species of flora and fauna. Southeast Asia’s only tropical spice garden is a good place to spend the afternoon with your kids – the nature conservation complex features three garden trails that take you on 20-45 minute journeys past stream crossings, waterfalls and structures made of recycled organic materials. The award-winning farm was set up utilizing predominantly natural and recycled building materials salvaged from pre-war shop houses or sourced from local antique stores. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: Lone Crag Villa, Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11100 Penang
- Tel: + 604 881 1797
Yahong Art Gallery is the largest arts and crafts centre in Penang. Displaying works by Malaysian and Asian artists, it is divided into four sections: the Art Gallery, Handicrafts, Batik and Jewellery & Antiques centres. It is best known for housing the artworks of Chuah Thean Teng. Teng is billed at the father of modern batik printing: the upper levels of Yahong Art Gallery prominently display his original works plus those of his sons, Chuah Siew Kek, Chuah Seow Keng and Chuah Siew Teng. Read More...
- Address: 58-D, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang
- Tel: +604 881 1251