A rural village road through the farms and fields in Balik Pulau.
Balik Pulau‘s rural and natural landscape provide scenic views of the western countryside region of Penang island as well as many cycling routes that one can try on to experience a different side of the island.
Street view of traditional Malay kampung houses along Balik Pulau roads in Penang. During the festive period of Hari Raya, many Malays will be returning to their family homes, and most of them will be traveling from the urban cities to the kampung area.
A Malay kampung house at Balik Pulau, Penang. Kampung simply translates to village in English.
Every year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or Hari Raya Puasa) is celebrated by Muslims worldwide on the 1st of Syawal (according to Hijrah Calendar) to mark the end of Ramadhan. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, it falls on the 17 July 2015. In general, the Muslims here will be going back to their hometowns to celebrate it with their families and this is commonly called “balik kampung”.
To all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Locals usually travel on a bicycle along the rather empty roads of Balik Pulau rural area in western Penang.