Category: Beyond George Town

Balik Pulau: The Paddy Fields

Away from the bustling town and rather crowded roads, lies the quiet western region of Penang island – Balik Pulau.

Penang Isle: Prince of Wales Island International School

Prince of Wales Island International School
Prince of Wales Island International School located at Balik Pulau, Penang, is an international British boarding style school which opened in September 2011.
For more info, one may visit its official website here:

A Hilltop House

House at Hilltop
Houses on the hilltop and fruit farms at the slopes are common sights along the Balik Pulau-Teluk Bahang hill route.

Taking the Round Island Hill Road

Hill Road

One of the ways to experience the nautral landscape of Penang island, is to take a drive ’round the island’ via Teluk Bahang to Balik Pulau route. This route will take you through hill slopes of forest and fruits plantations. It is a refreshing route to show the other side of Penang.

Penang Street Art (The Old Man Portrait)

A mural featuring a portrait of an old man (a local silversmith) found at the wall of an old shophouse in the Balik Pulau town. This ‘reverse graffiti’ mural is painted with using just water by Ernest Zacharevic, the artist who started the famous street art in George Town, Penang. This is his contribution to the Urban Xchange conference held last November in Penang.

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