Malihom Retreat (GPS: 5.31928, 100.22691) is a 4-star hill retreat in Balik Pulau, Penang. Opened in 2007, it was built to blend into the natural surroundings, to offer visitors an opportunity to get close to nature. There are only 8 rooms at Malihom Retreat, so visitors are assured of a high degree of privacy and exclusivity.
How to go to Malihom Retreat
A lot of people do not know how to go to Malihom Retreat. It is located in the hills between Teluk Kumbar and Balik Pulau. If you are coming from the direction of Bayan Lepas, go along Jalan Teluk Kumbar in the direction of Balik Pulau. Be on the look out for the signboard for Bukit Genting on your left, and a white water tank on your right. This is how it looks like:
Look out for Bukit Genting on your left and white water tank on your right.
Continue driving for another 150 meters. The road is now entering the elevated portion. Now look out for an exit on the right, with what I would describe as a "tiny" brown signboard for Malihom. That's where you turn in.
This is where you turn right to Malihom.
Another view of the junction to Malihom.
What's in the vicinity of Malihom Retreat?
Malihom Retreat is surrounding by orchards and plantations. There isn't much in the way of another sight, except perhaps Bukit Genting, but that is also not within an immediate vicinity.
Public Transport in the vicinity of Malihom Retreat
The only practical way to reach Malihom is by private transport, as the walk to the retreat is quite far. Buses 401 and 401E ply Jalan Teluk Kumbar and will stop for your to disembark should you press the bell.
Kiri N/t 168 Bukit Penara, Mukim 6
11000 Balik Pulau, Penang
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