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Rasa Sayang Beachfront

This is my second trip to Penang. The first time I stayed in Georgetown amongst the shopping, culture, buzz and sites. I only went to Batu Ferringhi at night time for the night markets, so didn't get to see it in its daytime glory.

So, this time I stayed at Batu Ferringhi to chill out for a few days.

Living it up at the Rasa Sayang - man, it really is gorgeous and the people are sooo friendly, attentive and helpful. It's located right on the beach, but as there's stingers in the water, the resort pool (which is amazing) is a good option.

Batu Ferringhi is approx 15km from Georgetown but feels like worlds apart.

What a lifestyle!! Watersports staff chillin' outside the Rasa Sayang
It's a small beach side resort with lovely hotels dotted along the beach, and beautiful green hills slide into the water.  The food here is amazingly good (as is for all over Malaysia) and there are a couple of beach front restaurants and cafe that are right on the sandy shore.

Went into Gurney Plaza for some shopping - all label and international shopping here, so popped into Komtar in Georgetown for some more localised type shopping.

Was hassled one evening on 2 occasions bit by a couple of local men in Georgetown that tryed to coerce me in their car/bike. A firm "No" fled them away, but would suggest for any solo ladies to make sure you stick to the well lit streets.

Visited the Butterfly Park at Teluk Bahang with a nice selection of butterflies, and also taranchulas, beetles and scropians. I just caught the rapid bus to Teluk Bahang and walked the 1.5 - 2km to the park.

Aparently Penang offers a tourist pass for appox MYR20 for a week's travel on the buses. Buses are quite reasonable in Penang and get you most places. They're nicely air conditioned and quite comfortable.

Another great trip to Penang. Will definitely head back once again.

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Rasa Sayang Beachfront
Rasa Sayang Beachfront
What a lifestyle!! Watersports sta…
What a lifestyle!! Watersports st…
Rasa Sayang Beach
Rasa Sayang Beach
Happy Hour entertainment - Rasa Sa…
Happy Hour entertainment - Rasa S…
Beautiful Penang sunsets
Beautiful Penang sunsets
Another beautiful sunset
Another beautiful sunset
My room at the Rasa Sayang
My room at the Rasa Sayang
Rasa Sayang pool from my balcony
Rasa Sayang pool from my balcony
From the pool side chairs to the b…
From the pool side chairs to the …
Downtown Batu Ferringhi
Downtown Batu Ferringhi
Downtown Batu Ferringhi
Downtown Batu Ferringhi
Downtown Batu Ferringhi
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Downtown Batu Ferringhi
Downtown Batu Ferringhi
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Penang Butterfly Park
Penang Butterfly Park
Penang Butterfly Park
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Downtown Georgetown
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My fave Roti stand, Georgetown
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