Welcome to Seberang Perai
Referred to as the 'mainland' on Penang Island, Seberang Perai is the 760-sq-km strip of land on Peninsular Malaysia that is also part of Penang state. Living in the island's shadow, this is the forgotten half of the state; even many of the people who live here commute to work and play across the Selat Utara (North Channel). The main town is Butterworth, but there's not a huge amount to detain visitors there besides ambling around the town centre. The best reason for visiting is to take a ferry from Batu Musang across to the tiny island of Pulau Aman, where you can sample fresh seafood or experience a homestay.