Bayan Lepas Tourism

Bayan Lepas (In Chinese, "峇六拜", "ba ler pai" in Penang Hokkien) is the district capital of Southwest Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia being home to the Penang International Airport. It has a population of about 141,000 people. Bayan Lepas is the main industrial hub of Penang, being home to the Free Industrial Zone, where factories of many multinational companies are located especially semiconductor industry. Penang International Airport is also located at Bayan Lepas. Nowadays, the Greater Bayan Lepas has built majority of the condominiums and apartments when travelling on Penang Bridges. Penang's shopping mall, Queensbay Mall, the Bukit Jambul Complex and Giant Hypermarket are located there. Bayan Lepas is connected to Georgetown via the Bayan Lepas Expressway or known as Lim Chong Eu Expressway. There are some tourist spots including the Snake Temple, War Museum, and the Fisheries Department Aquarium. Many new condominiums, housing estates are all currently under construction in this area.


A place in Malaysia, Bayan Lepas is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Bayan Lepas, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Taiping. Attractions in Taiping include Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Also, to reach Bayan Lepas, you'll have to take a flight to Taiping; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Bayan Lepas.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Bayan Lepas.

  • Know the pollution level of Bayan Lepas before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 63.75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 38.75 (Low)
  • How safe is Bayan Lepas for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bayan Lepas.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.16 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.12 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.27 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65.38 (High)
    • Car Stealing 34.31 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.85 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35.1 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.73 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.02 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.04 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bayan Lepas is 142.23 (High)

    • Safety Index 60.05 (High)
    • Climate Index 59.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 55.57 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.34 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.58 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.58 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 67.82 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bayan Lepas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 55.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.39 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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