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It only takes about 30 minutes to reach Balik Pulau from Penang

International Airport and public transport is about 10 minutes interval.

Public transport is No.401 or 401E from the airport . Get off at the bus-stop near Mahkamah Building and walk across the road.

We are situated at No. 10 Lebuh Seri Genting 1, somewhere in the middle of a double storey building just behind the single storey houses. Our place can cater up to 38 pax and is quiet, clean, comfortable and with air conditioned rooms.  Wifi is also available.

Feel free to email us for more information.

Balik Pulau, a Hakka Village

At the beginning of the 18th century, The Hakka had left their motherland and travelled from China to South Asia.  They first stopped at the island of Penang, Balik Pulau (literally meaning Back of the Island) and worked extremely hard and developed in this valley.

In 1786 when British open their doors for recruitment of foreign labor, the Hakka people came to Balik Pulau to begin their new life. With the strong Hakka spirit of thriftiness and hard work, they managed to accumulate some money to buy vast land in this beautiful valley. In Balik Pulau, the Hakka population is swelled from 80 to 90%.

Throughout the centuries, the Hakka had exerted their influence and created their own Hakka culture in Balik Pulau. Since Hakka is friendly and sociable, they are also able to integrate and blend well into the local society and live harmoniously with other ethnic groups.

Balik Pulau had indeed gone through a lot of changes and development for the past 200 years since the British era, Communist ruling and finally Malaysia gaining independence, till now, the Hakka dialects is still being used widely.