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. Wikipedia
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.
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