Batu Ferringhi

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Sunset in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia
Batu Ferringhi
Batu Ferringhi view from a hotel.

Batu Ferengi (Foreigner's Rock[1]) is a beach area in Penang, Malaysia. Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores. Batu Ferringhi is located adjacent to Teluk Bahang and Tanjung Bungah. Visitors can purchase pirated DVD's and CD's and knock off copies of designer brands such as Gucci and Jimmy Choo at the towns's night markets.

For tourists, Batu Ferengi features hotels such as Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Hydro Hotel, Holiday Inn, Bayview Beach Resort, Golden Sands Resort, Grand Plaza Parkroyal Penang, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, etc. It is also famous for its Night Market, featuring many foreigners at night. Beach boys would able to service the many tourists to this place.

Batu Ferengi was hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. No lives were lost. This was unlike other parts of the island where lives were lost to the tsunami.


There was once a lovely maiden, named Ferringhi that resides around that area. Her face speaks of incomparable beauty, her poise and posture elegant and lithe. She has managed to capture the heart of every guy that ever cast a glance at her. She was wooed by many guys, yet she turned down each and every one of them. But alas, the enchanting maiden too has fall in love with a captivating guy that she met in her later years, soon they were married and the whole residence rejoice. At first, their relationship was progressing smoothly until the husband began to act strangely. He would often stare at Ferringhi with cold, blank eyes, and whenever a conversation was brought up by his wife, he would try to end it within a few disparaging sentences. All the kindness, warmth and love he had shown in the early years has completely dissipated. Ferringhi suspected that a third party is contributing in the unbecoming of their perfect marriage, and so, she did some investigation. She discovered a shocking news, her husband was indeed having an affair with another woman. Devastated by the outcome of the whole scenario, she jumped off the cliff and thus, her life has ended. But what Ferringhi did not know was that her husband has remained faithful all the time, until he was put under a love spell by the third party, whatever action he did was against his will. When the truth was finally revealed, the woman was sentenced to death to atone for the sins she has committed, but the damage was already done, Ferringhi could not come back to life and live to the fullest with her beloved husband. In order to remember the tragic fate of Ferringhi, the cliff and the entire village around it was named Batu Ferrenghi.


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Coordinates: 5°28′N 100°15′E / 5.467°N 100.250°E / 5.467; 100.250