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What is the origin of the name of Batu Ferringhi in Penang

12 Sep 18

How Malaysian are you #3? When I first visited Penang, I stayed at one of the hotels on Batu Ferringhi and was quite curious as to how the place got the name.

Apparently, Ferringhi was originally a Malay term for the Portuguese people but was later used to refer to all Westerners. Batu refers to rock and according to what I read, it was probably the place where Westerners first landed and settled on Penang Island. However, I have to mention that…


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