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“Ferry by night”

Penang Ferry Service
Ranked #38 of 222 things to do in Penang Island
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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.

4  Thank Bobdogbrown
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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.

3  Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Good ride and nostalgic. The ferry is charming but need to be clean and well maintained. So much more could be done to have more fun on it. Look at what they have done to Singapore boats at the river and Boat Quay.

Thank Lim C
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The service is efficient and very practical since we were headed for the KTM Station-Butterworth from Penang. There is no cost from Penang to Butterworth for foot traffic.

It was our first time traveling like a backpacker, but people watching was entertaining, the ride brief, and the facilities adequate! Yes, the wooden benches are ancient, but the crossing is only 20 minutes!

Have the kids count jellyfish during the crossing--there is an alarming number of them!

Make yourself comfortable during transit. You will know when to board when the throng of locals gather at the gate.

Thank Lu-Shien T
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

going from georgetown to butterworth is free. however from butterworth to georgetown is 1.20rm. the ride was probably 20mins long from one end to another. the panorama view is nice, along with the seabreeze.

1  Thank hellyf
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