Literally meaning “behind the Island,” this agricultural community grows cloves and nutmeg plus unusual crops ... More
Balik Pulau Town
Literally meaning “behind the Island,” this agricultural community grows cloves and nutmeg plus unusual crops such as durian among its rubber estates. These are the heritage of the Hakka community's sweat and effort. In the center of town is a drinking fountain donated by Koh Seang Tat in 1882. The old but graceful Catholic church reminds one of the British presence. Another center of town highlight is the District Land Office Building, built around 1880, which once housed the post and telegraph offices plus other municipal functions, including the opium clerk. Upstairs was a district court house.
standard's really dropped way down @ nan Gang, and the Cheong Heong shop opposite is just marginally better. 2 upon 10 if i have to give it a rating. Quite below par. Apparently the original owners sold the stall. In 2 yrs time, the bayan lepas road to balk pulau is going to be changed beyond imagination - saw them constructing the modernistic suspended expressway!!! a bit scary actually
We left Tanjung Bunga & turn right to visit Friuts Farm, then follow the sign board to balik pulau ( i.e penang town) ha.... end up at Balik Pulau town at 2.30 pm, all food stall were closed....& we are told to wait for 3 pm, Mee stall near old market, very cheap & tasty. We bought dry Banana slice , without sugar, very fresh + cheap too.
Hv u tried the assam laksa at Balik Pulau New Market? No??? U are missing out a lot!
As I write, my mouth is already watery - the taste is ...... really superb - sour & spicy,
just right. U won't regret!
First of all, Balik Pulau is a very small but beautiful town. The roads are somehow narrow and congested sometimes. There is a beautiful church right there. The food there is also very cheap. The Penang Famous Assam Laksa is avalible at RM 2. Overall, I think Balik Pulau is a nice town.
Hi everyone,been living here 2year plus ...Living expenses very low,fresh air,cheap rental,nice foods,nice fruits,nice scenery,nice peoples,nice beach,nice waterfall and etc. Balik Pulau less people knew about it because its consider the last malay kampung area in Penang. If you are durian,manggis,rambutan,cempedak n banana lovers then u should come here try the tropical fruits here 20mins to a fruit farm on the way to Batu Ferringhi from Balik Pulau. 10mins to Titi Kerawang Waterfall also on the way to Batu Ferringhi. In Kongsi its the heart of Balik Pulau most business activities at there. In Kongsi, got laksa,hokkien mee,loh mee,hokkien char,lam mee, fried rice,hor fun,satay (night),roti canai,and alot more..For accomodation just got a Upeh Inn its a homestay so that tourist can enjoy the kampung life. At Hill Top you can see the view of half Balik Pulau and there at evening got stall selling nice chicken chop with a reasonable price and char kway teow quite famous there. For drink must eat the ice kacang there :)
There's also a beach near kongsi just 20 mins by car u can arrive there. The name of the beach is Pasir Panjang and the national camping site also at there. Every wednesday and saturday at Simpang Empat will having the night market. There you also can find alot delicious foods n fruits. For the Transportation in Balik Pulau there is ok but took about 1 hour to reach georgetown cause using the old yellow bus like back to the 80's. Soon Rapid Penang will take over the transportation in Balik Pulau then gonna miss the yellow bus. There's also alot hidden waterfall inside the kampung..u gotta check it out..
I was studies at there for 2 years...i experienced that the technic school was very interesting and fun to studying,futhermore...it has the only technic school that offered the Computer Programming course in Penang..Balik Pulau Technic School rocks!!!!
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