In Search of the Legendary Isle of Batu Ferringhi

By Rexy Prakash Chacko

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The rocky isle of Batu Ferringhi, now popularly known as Lover’s Isle.
WHEN ONE THINKS about hiking in Penang, it is with the idea of climbing hills. But the Pearl of the Orient is not known only for its verdant high grounds, it boasts beautiful beaches too.After several months of peak bagging in the Penang Hill region with almost weekly strenuous hikes, I decided to try something different and relaxing. How about a Batu Ferringhi beach adventure instead? I thought.Batu Ferringhi translates to Foreigner’s Rock and is a rocky isle just off...

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Rexy Prakash Chacko

is an electronic engineer by profession and a nature lover by passion. While he spends his weekdays earning a living at the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, his weekends are spent reflecting and recharging on the green hills of Penang.