In a little village call Balik Pulau

Ok, ok, before the people from Balik Pulau throw stones at me for calling it a little village, I better correct my title. Balik Pulau is not exactly a tiny village but a small town at the other side of the Penang island. However, a lot of us do not often travel to Balik Pulau. It is a pity, really. Balik Pulau has many attractions and on weekends, we can just leisurely drive through and treat it like going for a holiday because it is that ‘kampung-ish’.

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There is a beach.

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A little pekan which sells fresh fruits and native products like pickled mangoes and nutmegs, belacan and prawn paste.

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Balik Pulau is famous for the nutmeg trees so make sure you grab yourself a blended, fresh nutmeg juice.

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Get yourself a packet of prawn crackers which this old lady said she made it herself.

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Of course, a visit to Balik Pulau is not complete without having a bowl of Balik Pulau laksa. It is such a small pekan, you won’t be able to miss all these as there is only one road there. I have many other posts about Balik Pulau so just use the Google Searchbox to find the older archives.

Post Author: lilian

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1 thought on “In a little village call Balik Pulau

    Jesie

    (September 2, 2007 - 8:30 pm)

    I had lived on the island for a long time and yet I never explored Balik Pulau. Thanks for sharing your experience. I am now looking for more information on housing projects in Balik Pulau.

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