Ali Ferringhi Guesthouse Penang burnt down 2010 – brought to you by Backpackies

Remember the famous Ali Feringghi Guesthouse by the beach up at Batu Feringghi Penang?

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famous batu feringghi in Penang

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Ali Feringghi Guesthouse Penang was very popular with tourists

Ali Ferringhi Guesthouse Penang is one of the only few places that used to offer comfortable budget rooms by the beach in Penang.

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Rooms at Ali feringghi Guesthouse Penang

Well it got burnt down together with Shalini Guesthouse Penang in a fire that started in the kitchen of the guesthouse. Luckily all the tourists were out at the beach when the incident happened.

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Burnt to the ground. Only skeleton is left

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top floors are all gone

The shitty part was, that this premise was illegal and didn’t have any insurance on the property. The last we heard was that there was an argument from the tourists demanding compensation for their belongings that were lost in the fire. Poor tourists, who had all their clothes, money, passports and id all burnt by the fire.

guesthouse penangThe reading corner on the left was left intact.

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only 2 of the bottom rooms are still there

This updated news. (January 2011) was brought to you by backpackies.

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Filed under backpacking, budget hotels penang, Guesthouses Penang, Penang hostels

3 responses to “Ali Ferringhi Guesthouse Penang burnt down 2010 – brought to you by Backpackies

  1. Pingback: Sunset Bistro Penang – A great beach side place to chill, (brought to you by backpackies) | Backpacking – Who says, NO money cannot have fun?

  2. Lise

    As at September 2011 it would appear Ali’s has reopened. The front has been rebuilt (very limited rooms) and it seems they are working on rebuilding the rear. Shalini’s Guesthouse is also back up and running.

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