HOW TO GET THERE
From Balik Pulau Bus Station, take Rapid penang Bus No. 403 goes to Kampung Pulau Betong. From there most of the attraction will be a walking distance.
1. BELACAN (SHRIMP PASTE) MAKER
Belacan or Shrimp paste is an important ingredient in Malay, Chinese and Nyonya cooking, where a small portion of belacan is used. The common food that use belacan are Rojak Buah, Asam Laksa, Chee Chong Fan(Penang style), Belacan fried kangkong, belacan chicken, belacan fried rice(Thai style), and the famous sambal belacan. Belacan is one of the must buy if you visit Penang, it is souvenir item for tourist who like to cook, give to friend or family as gift.
There is a cottage belacan factory on the right side of Jalan Pulau Betong , if coming from Balik Pulau town centre. The factory is Chop Kim Hoa Belacan Factory, located at 390, Mk7, Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau. The factory is run by Lo family.
The factory purchased salted shrimp pulp, the pulp is dried in the sun. Then it is pressed through a grinder and dried again . The brownish paste is then compacted and sold in block.
2. STEPPING STONE CENTRE
The centre showcases a variety of high quality craft which can be purchased. These include hand woven scarfs, tie and dye bags in vibrant colours, home made soaps, candles etc. All products are made by members with special needs who have channeled their skills and abilities into a viable career. Stepping stone is a Support Centre for Community Living run by an NGO, Asia Community Service.
Stepping Stone Centre is a part of Asia Community Service's Support Centre for Community Living project, which provides a work place for people with special needs.
The project is in line with the UN-ESCAP declaration of "full participation and equal opportunities for people with disabilities" in the community. With an initial grant assistance from International Post Office Volunteers' Fund, the Centre which is based in Balik Pulau, a rural district of Penang Island, began its operations in February 2000.
3. PULAU BETONG FISHING VILLAGE
3. PANTAI PASIR PANJANG
Pantai Pasir Panjang, also known as "Penang Long Beach" the long sandy beach at Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau. Unlike those popular beaches at Batu Ferringhi, Penang Long Beach is a long sandy beach with clear sea-breeze.
4. PENANG ATV ECO TOUR
This activities available only on Saturday and Sunday. Please contact the number below for enquiries and booking.
5. KUNITA SEAFOOD PROCESSING CENTRE