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BALIK PULAU, PULAU PINANG

LOCATION
Balik Pulau is located behind Bukit Bendera and is overlooking the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca. Therefore, it is exposed to large waves such as the tsunami that hit in 2004. The town is quite isolated and slowly developing as compared to the city of George Town. The main modes of transportations are small roads and fishing boats. The roads from Bayan Lepas in the south, north of Teluk Bahang and middle road from Relau have to make turn around the hilly areas such as the Titi Kerawang waterfalls. From the top of the hill, Balik Pulau looks like a slopping beach. (About Balik Pulau, ND).

LOKASI
Balik Pulau terletak di belakang Bukit Bendera dan menghadap Lautan Hindi dan Selat Melaka. Oleh itu, ia terdedah kepada ombak besar seperti tsunami yang melanda pada tahun 2004. Pekan ini agak terpencil dan lambat membangun berbanding dengan bandar raya George Town. Jalan perhubungan hanyalah jalan raya dan bot nelayan.. Jalan raya – jalan raya seperti jalan raya dari Bayan Lepas di selatan dan dari Teluk Bahang di utara serta jalan tengah dari Relau ini terpaksa mengelilingi kawasan berbukit-bukit seperti di ar terjun Titi Kerawang. Dari atas bukit ini kelihatan kawasan Balik Pulau yang landai di tepi pantai (Tentang Balik Pulau, N.D.).

NAME OF PLACE
Balik Pulau is famous as "The Village Behind The Island". This is because it is also the name when translated in English. (Balik-belakang pulau) (About Balik Pulau, ND).

NAMA TEMPAT
Balik Pulau terkenal sebagai "The Village behind the Island". Ini kerana ia juga merupakan namanya jika diterjemahkan dalam bahasa Inggeris. (Balik-belakang pulau) (Tentang Balik Pulau, N.D.).


 


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ATTRACTIONS
Balik Pulau is famous for its durian and nutmegs that are grown by Chinese and Malays farmers. Durians here are delicious and beautiful because the fruits are tied with rope swinging low above the trees. (About Balik Pulau, N.D.).

TARIKAN
Balik Pulau terkenal dengan buah durian dan buah pala ditanam oleh peladang Cina dan orang Melayu. Durian di sini sedap dan berbuah cantik kerana buahnya diikat dengan tali bergayutan rendah di atas pokok. (Tentang Balik Pulau, N.D.).


Durian Kunyit Balik Pulau
Nutmeg (Buah Pala)
Nutmeg (Buah Pala)
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