Welcome to baLIK PULAU
This area is still mainly an agricultural town but in recent years, it has been developed as a tourist destination and some residential communities are built up. It is still quite quiet in comparison to the bustling city on the eastern side of the island.
WHAT TO EXPECT
There are various types of produce farmed in Balik Pulau. The famous ones are durian, nutmeg and clove farms which is often visited by tourists in the months of May to August. The lifestyle on the other hand is slow and peaceful.
For groceries, there is the Balik Bulau Wet Market. The Farmer's Market opens every Sunday morning and there is a night market which is available Sunday night.
There are also various mini marts nearby for snacks like GSP mini market.
There are some local eateries that you cannot miss! Kim Laksa sells one of the best Asam Laksa in Balik Pulau. Jia Sang Cafe is a go to for seafood (might be a bit far). Restoran Peladang is also a great place for more options.
There is a government hospital nearby, Hospital Balik Pulau Pinang, located at Jalan Balik Pulau.
In Balik Pulau town, there are two colleges, one is a vocational college and the other offers IB courses at Mara Junior Science College.
Balik Pulau is a great holiday destination to get away from the noise of the city, but it might not be the most ideal for the development of youngsters who wants to further study.