Batu Ferringhi Night Market
The Batu Ferringhi night market is a well-known attraction in the area of Penang, drawing a steady stream of visitors, both locals and tourists from abroad. Holidaymakers visiting the area should not omit the night market, as it is an unforgettable experience not to be found elsewhere.
At the night market visitors will see an array of small stalls positioned alongside the main road, a scene very different from the air-conditioned shopping complexes of the major urban centres. The local merchants set up their well-stocked stalls just after sunset, with many opening punctually at 6:00pm and operating well past midnight, although this depends on the number of shoppers.
Visitors will find a multitude of amazing merchandise on display, including footwear, all kinds of apparel and accessories, luggage, handbags, home decoration items, souvenirs and as one might expect, local food. You can browse the numerous stalls for the best deals, since the vast selection of goods assures great prices. Bargaining is the accepted norm, and shoppers should take the time to compare the different designs and features of the merchandise. Haggling with these seasoned vendors is part of the fun, as you try and see just how low they are willing to drop the price!
In order to explore the Batu Ferringhi night market and other nearby attractions, an excellent accommodation choice would be Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang, an outstanding hotel in Batu Ferringhi, which makes a great base from which to explore the city.