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Monday, 10 February 2014

Penang , Malaysia, Part II

Outstanding Beaches of Penang

As an island, absolutely Penang is surrounded by many beaches - rocky or sandy. The 'rocky' beaches are a nice place for photographing or fishing. The sandy beaches? of course for chill out with friends and family.  What about the Perai Penang? There are few beaches or waterfronts too but I might suggest the island's coasts are better. Most of them are located at the northern and northwestern region of the island. Each of these beaches has its own attraction. It depend on what are you looking for, either green scenery (nature oriented) or modern waterfront. 

Top beaches at the northern part of the island. Towards left - greener beaches (look at the arrows).

Towards the Georgetown (Tanjung), the beaches are more to a waterfront beaches. Packed with restaurants, paved pedestrian walk, surrounded with stalls and shops, few ATMs, well organized public toilets and many high class hotels. And paid parking spaces too. Aquatic activity become lesser and lesser. Heading to the west, you'll find a greener Penang. Penang National Park which is located at the northwestern tip of Penang island is the final destination. This place is well known as the main icon of the natural attraction in Penang. This national park accommodates few sandy beaches and become a nice place for hiking activities. I'm not sure about camping activity. You can ask the locals or police there. So far I didn't see any caravan parks there for camping. Oh, I forget, this is Malaysia. Hehehehe. Please refer here and here. But not to worry, there are few chalets or homestays nearby. Some of them offers bread & breakfast service. As the conclusion, I list the top beaches of Penang:
  • Batu Feringgi
  • Teluk Bahang
  • Tanjung Bungah
  • Penang National park (Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve)
    • Pantai Kerachut (Kerachut beach)
    • Teluk Duyung (Duyung Bay)
    • Teluk Ketapang (Ketapang Bay)
    • Teluk Aling (Aling Bay)
  • Teluk Kumbar (southend)
 A view of Tanjung Bungah from Georgetown

 Teluk Bahang  - one of the beach. Look at the emerald green water. Outstanding isn't it?

 Rocky beach near Teluk Bahang.

 If Yellowstone National Park has the Old Faithful geyser, here in Penang National Park there are crabs who are faithful to wait for their visitors.

 Teluk Bahang beach

 Batu Feringghi - more activities here.

 Jet ski and boat riding at the Batu Feringghi beach

 Nice view at one of the fishing village near Tanjung Bungah.

 Shops at one of the beach near Batu Feringghi.

Marvelous floating mosque at Tanjung Bungah, Penang. 

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