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Address: Langkawi, Malaysia

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Penang to Langkawi

3 hours as a mode of transport from Penang to Langkawi. Very choppy and can't see out of the windows but a cheap mode of transport and they put a film on and provide sick bags... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
North East England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just loved it passing the ocean on the ferry. The ferry is really fast and it was very adventurous though the AC was super cold.

Thank Dewan R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry took about 3 hours from Penang to Langkawi. When we arrived we were approached by porters who took our luggage for a fee. Only afterwards did we realise that this was optional and we could have loaded our own luggage. Make sure that you go to the toilet before you leave as you do not want to use... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most uncomfortable experiences of my trip in Malaysia. As my partner and I boarded this old, rickety "ferry" we chuckled at the sick bags hanging above the seats. Little did we know that within half an hour of the journey they would become an absolute necessity for the majority of people on board. It was like something... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the most unpleasant experience of my life. We were a group of twenty and when we boarded the ferry we were ushered to the bottom deck where the windows were higher and you couldn't see outside when sitting. The sea was not rough and we were told by our guide that we were lucky the ride would not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penang to Langkawi It was almost comical. I have read the reviews online before I did this journey, I thought they were exaggerated stories. How bad can a 3 hour ferry journey be? Firstly I wasn’t ill but I would have been in a small percentage (less than 20% that weren’t). I knew something was up when we were ushered... More 

Thank Knight356
North East England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 hours as a mode of transport from Penang to Langkawi. Very choppy and can't see out of the windows but a cheap mode of transport and they put a film on and provide sick bags. You are below deck so not that pleasant and three hours more than enough would rather fly from Penang next time. The harbour is... More 

Thank Honesty183
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very tiring trip. I don't reccomend it especially when you have kids. I would take a plane to Langkawi which is much easier and a little more expensive. They make you wait about an hour and a half before you get on the ferry and it's not comfortable at all. You can't even enjoy the view because of the low... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Got the ferry from Penang to Langkawi, 3 hour journey, seats were relatively comfortable, however when the crew hand out sick bags 10 minutes in you know you're in for a good time. At least 70% of passengers were throwing up and the sounds and smells were unbearable, the sea was a little rough but I've seen far worse! I... More 

Thank Cl D
Taiping, Malaysia
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

as above. But no other choice if u are taking ferry across. The crew (some) male unhelpful, rather unpleasant and rude while 'ordering' instead of facilitating passengers in loading and arranging their luggages into the designated luggage area. Do not know how to educate people to be more courteous as it reflects badly on the people of this country.

Thank vogue_baba
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We traveled on 13 sept 2016 from Penang to Langkawi by ferry with Super Fast Ferry Ventures company that we booked through online busonlineticket website.. The boarding and reservation was convenient.. The ferry was acceptable yet not very smooth ride but I am sure this would be with most of the ferries.. The night before our travel morning there was... More 

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