Introducing Batu Ferringhi
The road from Teluk Bahang along the coast to Batu Ferringhi is a picturesque stretch of small coves and more beaches. Batu Ferringhi (Foreigner’s Rock) is a resort strip stretching along Jln Batu Ferringhi, the main drag, which is lined with big hotels, tourist shops and restaurants. There’s a good night market and the Yahong Art Gallery (
The beach is fine for sunbathing, but doesn’t compare to Malaysia’s best, the water being not as clear as you might expect. The beach itself can be a little scruffy in parts, especially on weekends when hordes of day-trippers visit. Though it can get crowded with holiday-package groups and backpackers, the luxury hotels offer good deals and there are several budget options.