Batu Ferringhi

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

Batu Ferringhi (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.

For tourists, Batu Ferringhi 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 Ferringhi 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.

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