The slow-paced town tucked away in the southwest of the Penang island is more than a promised land for durian; it is a countryside retreat for food and unique local gems.
How To Get There
Penang International Airport has extensive and frequent connectivity from other major cities in Asia. Rent a car to get there as the uphill route to Balik Pulau can be tricky and dangerous for first-timers so be advised to not travel by motorcycle. For a budgeted trip, Rapid Penang bus 401E has a route from the city center to airport and Balik Pulau.