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“Ferries Ahoi!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Penang Ferry Service

Penang Ferry Service
Weld Quay, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #18 of 62 Attractions in Penang Island
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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“Ferries Ahoi!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

A nice, some 15 minutes ride between Georgetown and Butterworth. Old and worn ferries, but that is half the fun. The embarking and disembarking is efficient. Cost is low 1.20 ringgit. The trip will give you sea breeze, nice panoramic views and plenty opportunity to get a sense of the multicultural composition of the people.

Visited January 2013
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“A must do between Butterworth and Georgetown, Penang.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

If you have arrived at Butterworth station by train i highly suggest taking the ferry. Don't bother with a taxi or bus and travel with the locals heading across to Penang Island. Cost is 1.2 RM to Georgetown or free to butterworth.

Excellent views of Georgetown and the surrounding Melaka straits. Just relax and soak up the cool breeze.

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“Nice sea breeze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Coming off the train we had a bunch of leaches try to suck deep into our pockets. They told us the ferry was far far away and wanted 60 ringgitts to go across the bridge in their taxi. The ferry is very close and only 1.20 ringgitts. Good ride across. Dont give the touts the time if day

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“Ferry by night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We had a trip over from Butterworth a night and it was truly breathtaking to see all the lights of Georgetown.

Visited October 2012
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

On the way to the Ferry there are many kiosk that sell fresh fruits and other types of Malaysian snacks.

Lovely sea breeze and view really enjoyed it.The ferry is very old .

The ride is free from Penang Island to Penang and verse is not and will cost 1.20MYR. The trip took approximately 20mins for one way.

Toilets and small canteen available in the Ferry.

Must try unless you get dizzy from travelling on the sea.

Visited January 2013
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