Blogs from Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia, Asia


Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi March 4th 2019

Our AirAsia flight supposedly landed 30 minutes early. Yay, said the flight attendant, surprisingly called Beyoncé! That cannot be true, the whole flight was only 20 minutes so unless we went supersonic it was never going to take that long! I got onto the free WiFi so I could order a Grab as soon as we landed. It connected upstairs but as soon as we’d got our bags it dropped and didn’t come up again. I was very reluctant to get an overpriced voucher from the taxi desk. The information counter was really unhelpful, just said it didn’t work downstairs, even though I was pointing at the free WiFi sign. Maybe it’s deliberate to make people use the airport taxis. i was not to be beaten so bought an overpriced bottle of coke from a cafe ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi January 1st 2019

Pulling my green luggage, I headed to Mactan International Airport, Philippines to board, for my next vacation flight. I, together with seven friends from my workplace flew to Penang, Malaysia last May 2018. We spent five days there in that haven of rest--at Lost Paradise Hotel, a hotel by the beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia. Visiting Penang, Malaysia is hassle free for tourists. Penang is one of the most organized tourist cities I have been to. Unlike other countries, you find it easy to tour your way to the spots in the city. Their Department of tourism has so labored to make the City of Penang tourist friendly. As soon as you arrive the place, all you have to do is purchase a tour ticket in your hotel or in other areas. You will then walk ... read more
Batu Ferringj

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi October 31st 2018

I travel by myself often enough, domestically, and overseas. But having Mr. Mike and his son, Matt on this trip has been special. You already know, from our many previous trips, that Mike is the great explorer. But his son, Matt really knows food and drink of all types. And fashion! My Asian friends here were so impressed with his vast knowledge of food, spices, and culture. So was I. So, wherever we went, he added a huge element of background and insight into our food. They could not believe that he knew so much about SE Asian food. And they would not let me pay for anything!!! But now I am back in Bangkok, checked into my hotel (Wednesday). I did not realize the old airport, Don Muang is an hour away from the newer ... read more
A Cambodia goodbye from Viroth's
Drinks at a KL sky bar happy hour

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi May 9th 2016

We had a day trip out to the Tropical Spice Gardens and a taxi took us on the 30 minute journey. We arrived at 9.30 and found that the next guided tour was 11.30, so we spent a couple of hours on the golden sandy beach just 100 yards away. The water was as warm as a bath so the kids were as happy as larry. Our guide was a Chinese botanist and his insights about plants as food, medicine and balancing the body in its environment was very enlightening and there is much to be said for the ancient chinese thinking. We wandered through the various levels of the gardens and smelt and saw a vast range of spices from vanilla and citronella to peppercorns and cinnamon. Ed and I had terrible sense of smell, ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi October 21st 2015

Our day started early with our alarm set for 5:35am to have quick showers and check-out for our drive to JB Senai International Airport for our Air Asia flight to Penang. We made good time on the drive there and had organised to meet the Europcar representative there at 7:00am. Finally after a few laps of the airport we found him, handed over the keys and he did his standard check. There were no dints or scratches at all caused by us which was pretty impressive all things considered. We checked the mileage before getting out and noted we'd driven a total of 564kms. We had already checked-in online, just had to print our boarding passes and bag tags and drop our bags off which was all a very smooth and easy process. Then we went ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi April 18th 2013

Hello again, I hope you are all healthy and happy. Here are a few pictures from our time in Malaysia, I hope you enjoy looking at them. Take care, Miss T... read more
Penang National Park
Monkey's in Penang National Park
More monkey's

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi April 4th 2013

Hello from Malaysia! I hope you are all well and feeling revived after the Easter break. We are now in Malaysia and have spent the last 3 weeks exploring this diverse country. Our trip began in Kuala Lumpar, the capital of Malaysia. We found a hostel in the area of the city called 'China Town'. The reason it is called this is becuase it was orignially the main area where the Chinese people settled. Nowadays it is not just Chinese people who live here, but it has still retained its Chinese roots, with the food stalls in the area all being Chinese and the shops selling Chinese gifts of paper lanterns and traditional gifts. The main reason we visited Kuala Lumpar was so that I could go and watch the Formula 1 race. I have followed ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi March 30th 2013

On the Friday night, we went for a nice meal at the same place where Sophie and I had lunch, then went for a few drinks at Reggae Penang. On the Saturday morning, after I waited around for hours while everyone pulled their fingers out and got ready, we took the 101 bus to Batu Ferringhi, the closest beach to George Town. After experiencing Thailand's white sands and crystal-clear waters, we were understandably a little disappointed. Tony, Sophie and I hired jet-skis and sped right out at sea. The water was quite choppy, but we had fun. We went so far out that Edithe couldn't even see us to take photos! After a short time relaxing on the beach, I decided to grab a MacD's and head back to the hostel. I was sorely judged for ... read more
With the siblings

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi January 19th 2013

Adding some pictures of the travelling, singapore airport, the hostel, just a few in Penang and a few of Batu Ferringhi... read more
Singapore airport 1
Singapore airport 2

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi January 18th 2013

Took bus to be near the beach on the bus. Bus really full. thank goodness for air conditioning! Luckily I am old, so seemed to get a seat OK! Beach not great - should have believed the Lonely planet - it is spot on. Had delicious meals at the street traders. Looked for locals, where they eat. Cost about one pound for meal and a drink... read more

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