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What’s Nearby: Batu Ferringhi
What’s Nearby: Batu Ferringhi 03. July 2017
Tourists who visit Penang will definitely head to George Town – the center of all that’s happening. Being inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, its heritage architecture, multicultural society and world-famous cuisine is what foodies would claim as gastronomic haven.

For those who want to opt for a quieter retreat away from the crowd, Batu Ferringhi, on the northeast coast of Penang, offers you that respite. This beach side area caters to families who are looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle.

Not keen on water activities? There are other activities to keep you and your family entertained, all within 15 minutes’ drive from the Batu Ferringhi area.

Nature’s Classroom

Nothing beats learning through play, free from the confines of the classroom. Entopia, Penang Butterfly Farm is a great place for all to spend a day learning about butterflies and insects. The first tropical butterfly exhibition in the world opened in the 1980s and it has reinvented itself as nature’s classroom and discovery hub. Far from just a farm with butterflies, Entopia has lots of interactive games and activities both indoors and outdoors.

Entopia

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If insects are not your thing, the Tropical Spice Garden also makes a great alternative to experience nature. Explore over 500 species of tropical plants and trees at the garden. You can engage a guide for a tour or walk at your own pace with an audio guide. The foodie in you can also opt for a hands-on cooking class. Learn new recipes and bring home a taste of Malaysian cuisine.

Adrenaline in Nature

If you’re look for something that’s more adrenaline-charged, ESCAPE would be the place for you. There are many rides and games for various age groups, abilities and energy levels. It’s definitely a place you can bring your family – young and old – to, all hosted in a natural environment.

Zipline between trees, take a leap of faith down a tower or climb trees. If heights are not for you, slide downhill in a tubby tube or sit and dig in soil. Put away your gadgets and digital devices and spend quality time together through some low tech, high fun activities.

For the beach bum in you, simply stay at Hard Rock Hotel Penang – Malaysia’s first Hard Rock Hotel. With the largest free-form pool, and many activities lined up through the day, you’ll be sure that you’re not going to be bored.

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