Teluk Bahang homestay is situated about 5 kilometres away from Batu Ferringhi on the north western tip of Penang Island and 11 houses participate in the program. It's location close to the tourist belt enable many of the locals to be involved the hospitality industry. Beside this, many are into fishing business. There is also floating fish farm where the activity of collecting and breeding fishes naturally takes place. Try the appetizing fresh seafood dishes at homestay or restaurant and after that the simply take a leisurely stroll at the jetty made of cocunut trees and wooden materials. It's a sheer pleasure!
Homestay visitors in Teluk Bahang will have the chance to explore a truly enchanting experience of nature lovers! You can also visit the Tropical Fruit Farm that covers 25 acres of land located on the hilly terrains of Teluk Bahang. Savour various exotic fruit such as durians and rambutans. At the Taman Negara Pulau Pinang (Penang National Park), a discreet nature reserve which straddles across 1,266 hectares of coastal hill mangroves, beach and rocky shores, adundant treasures await to be explored. You can jungle trek within this forest or to Mukah Head, where there is an old lighthouse. At Mukad Head, relax at the Monkey Beach, a broad bay protected by the Mukad Head cape.
Another option is trekking to Pantai Kerechut, a very interesting turtle sanctuary. The special attraction here is the meromictic lake, which is visible for only six month of the year. Titi Kerawang is another option for a splash or swim.
Make trip to the Butterly Farm, the first tropical butterfly farm in the tropical world at the showcase about 4000 malaysians butterflies of 120 various species in the natural habitat.
Indulge in another great adventure at The Teluk Bahang Forest Park (Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang) where unique plants, insects, exotic birds, butterflies, snake and lizard take center stage. Or simply picnic there and enjoy the fresh air. There is also a museum here that features items and publications on forestry.
Should you want to just relax or do something light, sit back and enjoy the silat demonstration or simply indulge in a game of congkak.
Horse riding by the beach is also available or if you want to get the adrenaline rush, an array of water sport are yours to explore, some of them include jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat or quad bikes (an all terrain vehivle - ATV)
Batik, an ancient art and craft of using wax dyeing technique on textiles is among the many fundamental attraction in Teluk Bahang. Don't miss visiting the Batic Factory and try your hands in creating a piece. Or simply take a souvenir back home!
With so many sites to visit and things to do, you will have a throughly enjoyable stay. Should you still find time in your hands, you can also visit the Astronomy Reseach Center on the mesmerizing Teluk Bahang Dam.
To experience a kampong lifestyle in a relaxed atmosphere, this homestay can be said to have the ambiance of nature at its best.
Waking up in the morning hearing the chirping of birds, coconut trees swaying to the breeze. And on rainy days, experience the howling of winds when big trees and branches hit against each other and sway against the strong winds. It is an unusual experience being lullaby to sleep by the strong winds.
Once you have finished your meal, enjoy a leisurely walk around Teluk Bahang and learn the local names of fruits and trees indigenous only in Malaysia. Our Teluk Bahang homestay guide, En Aziz is ever eager to share our customs and tradition one of which you should not miss is learning how to cook our local dishes.
For more information, please contact;
Puan Nilam Bt. Ismail / En. Aziz
Tel: +6012-583 1710 / +6019-412 4729
Address: Homestay Teluk Bahang, No. 12, Mk. 1, Lot 11 Jalan Hassan Abbas, Teluk Bahang 10150 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang