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“Exciting ferry trip”

Penang Ferry Service
Ranked #36 of 237 things to do in Penang Island
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

To reach Penang island, always remember to use the ferry service.The ferry is really a huge floating vessel with decks separate for cars and vehicles, and for passengers. The service and the joy of holding the front railings and watching over vast water surface..Great

Thank Chalsmr
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The time you spend on this ferry you will never forget the amount of motorcycles that can be fitted on a ferry, as a lot of the workers in Penang live on the mainland and this is the most convenient way to cross over from the island, a lot of the times, the bridge to the mainland gets jammed and can take ages to get across,

Thank lengkok8
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Can't fault this....free travel from Penang to Butterworth, and then on the return trip you only pay $1.40 RMI (Approx 55c Aus) Just make sure you make a comfort stop before you use the ferry, as the loo's on same get very very high....both male and female. The trips across are smooth and leisurely.

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very nice and cheap mode of transportation providing a very good scenic view of the Penang Island. Once the car is loaded you can get off and go to the top level for some good photos. At the top level there is seating arrangement for people without any car, bike etc.

Thank Salaaar
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a good service but it is just a local transport ferry and not a tourist attraction. It is a good option if you want to travel to Butterworth as it is more conveniently located to Georgetown than the bridge. I caution though there is little to see at the Butterworth end so once again remember this is just a local mode of transport.

Thank Brian A
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