A rare photo of Batu Ferringhi circa 1920. Quite different from today, no.
Any idea which part of Batu Ferringhi this is?
Blog visitor tunglang recalls this place:
The road looks no wider than two bullock carts widths. How the bulls knew which side to keep to the traffic?
In the 1970s, I frequently cycled to and fro along this coastal road in the cool morning from Madras Lane, George Town till the round about of Teluk Bahang. No such problem of Speedy Gonzales Myvis and Kenaris coming from the back. And the (Hin Company) bus was no match.
The road near Lovers’ Isles (after Bayview Beach Hotel) was so serene, I could hear the sea waves and coconut trees singing in the breeze amidst my own rapid puffing on a Raleigh Carlton Racer while pedaling with a pair of Japanese slippers! Who needed Bing Chui pro-cyclist attire and cosmo bling-bling?
My gastronomical reward was a humble plate of two-piece dhal-topped roti canai and kopi susu kau kau at an oldie kopitiam (before the roundabout) opposite an oldie petrol station/bus station. No Tham Chiah Kui crowd except for a couple of John Lennon-look-alike hippies swatting flies…