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Penang Ferry

Malaysia
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Ranked #29 of 94 Attractions in Penang
Type: Ships
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

it is one of the oldest mode of transportation and we drive our car inside and seems like back to the ancient time!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Runs on 24 hours service, with peak period up to 5-6 ferries operating, while past midnight only 1 ferry working. Ferries can host either 2 decks for cars and motorbikes and also those without them. Ferry fee is RM 7.70 for now for car and you only pay it one way from Butterworth port. Coming from Penang port, you do... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When visiting Malaysia, in Penang, if you want have a real experience of the malaysian people must take a ferry to the mainland, just in half an hour you will share a wonderfull sea view surrounded for all kind of autentic people, nearly any western one, hopefully!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the two ways that you can get in and out of Penang, the ferry service has been there much before the bridge was built. It ferries both people and vehicles and is a good way to see how the locals commute to and from the island for their daily lives. There variety of different people, cultures and backgrounds... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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157 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

All boat trips cost tourist an arm and a leg, not this one 1.2 m ringet, return, what's more it friendly to those not good on the water. It seems all buses go here and few minutes stroll takes you to the ferry with a view, as the passenger deck is the top one and you can see for miles.... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

the Penang Ferry, we love it, it gives you the feeling of long forgotten times when there were not so many cars - if any! it gives you a perfect view of the Penang coast line - if there is not too much haze! and it is cheap!

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

First took the ferry about 40 years ago (as a young teenager) during my first visit to Penang (ride cost RM0.10 cents then from Butterworth. This time, took the ferry to rekindle memories of that first ride. The terminal is a lot more modern though retaining the old look but safer now. It was free for the ride from the... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

One afternoon we took the ferry from mainland Penang to the island. We waited about 20 minutes to board the ferry and the trip was about 5-10 minutes long. It was a great way to see the new bridge and also the tourist side of Penang Island. Taking the bridge in the afternoon is much faster, but the ride was... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Penang ferry is a very convenient public transportation… Once u take the ferry reach penang is a town area already which is called Georgetown… At the ferry terminal they have a main bus stop which u can take it go to everywhere in penang… and bus fare is more cheaper than taxi fare… it cost just rm1.40 to Komtar… And... More

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Islamabad
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

It’s really a great fun and convenient way to reach Penang from Butterworth at dirty cheap price through ferry. Highly recommended! You can enjoy excellent sceneries of Penang while in the ferry. Best way to enjoy good sceneries is to stay at the ferry front from where you can have good photography opportunities. Trip from Penang to Butterworth is free... More

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