Category: Beyond George Town

Penang Snapshot: A Kampung House

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An old countryside Malay house at Balik Pulau, Penang.
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Balik Pulau District Syariah Court

Syariah Court

The Balik Pulau District Syariah Court built in resemblance of a mosque design, is a court which hears Syariah cases involving Muslims in the Balik Pulau and Southwest District of Penang Island.

Penang Isle: Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah is a mid-way rest place (along Jalan Tun Sardon) in the midst of the hills of Balik Pulau and also provides a scenic view of the western part of Penang. The Penang Durian Festival is usually held at this location.

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Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah

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Up to the Penang Hill

The new Penang Hill funicular train. It now takes less than 15 minutes to reach the top from the base of the hill.

Balik Pulau Village Mosque


Passing by a mosque at one of the many small villages in Balik Pulau.

Penang Isle: Metropolitan Park Revisited

Surrounded by lush rainforest and fruit trees (durian trees in particular), this new area extension to the existing park provides a nice recreational park for the public. The Metropolitan Park in Relau is also home to several species of durian trees.

Penang Isle: A Fishing Village at Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau (literally meaning ‘back of the island’ in Malay) is a town in Penang, Malaysia. It is also one of the thirteen parliamentary constituencies in Penang, stretching about half of Penang Island, from Batu Feringhi at its north to Teluk Kumbar at its south.


Balik Pulau main town roundabout.

Penang Isle: The Botanical Garden

Botanic Gardens

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the “Waterfall Gardens” because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun (Waterfall Road) in George Town on Penang Island, Malaysia. The original gardens were established in 1884 from an old quarry site, under the supervision of Charles Curtis, who was the first superintendent.

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