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“2 ferries broke down”

Penang Ferry Service
Ranked #36 of 218 things to do in Penang Island
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“2 ferries broke down”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Due to ferries broke down, there are only limited ferries on service so it takes me along wait especially car driver.

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Perth, Australia
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“Interesting experience”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is our 2nd trip on the ferry.
The first time we went to Butterworth we were walk on passengers. The whole top floor was row after row of seats. The cars and motor bikes were on the bottom floor of the ferry.
The 2nd time, we had been to Alor Setar on a day trip and the driver decided to do the return trip via the ferry. This ferry, both floors were for vehicles.
It was interesting to watch how the vehicles were driven onto the ferry. Fairly quick and efficient.
You don't have to stay seated in your car. You can wander around. Good views.

Visited May 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Handy to the train”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I don't think it's much of a tourist attraction but it is handy to the train station in Butterworth, and we find the train is a convenient way to travel to KL. Like all ferries, it is noisy and the wooden seating is uncomfortable, if you are lucky enough to secure one. You can put your vehicle on the ferry, but I'm not sure of the cost. It's free for people travelling from Penang, and only RM1.40 heading back to the mainland.

Visited October 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“a first timers must!”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

either your travelling by car/bike/pedestrian, do take the ferry on your first time. truly an amazing ride through the seas on the old rusty ferries with the wind blowing in your hair. a must try!!

Visited October 2012
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Marang, Malaysia
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“Cheap and Romantic Way To Travel To Penang Island”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Penang Ferry began its operations in 1920, making it the oldest ferry service in Malaysia. These iconic ferries ply between the Seberang Perai mainland and Penang island, ferrying both passengers and vehicles to and from the island.

The ferries are designed for vehicles to roll-on/roll-off. Some board pedestrian passengers on the upper deck and small vehicles (cars) on the lower deck, whereas some board vehicles on both decks.

The benches for passengers on the upper decks have pivoting backs that can be flipped back and forth so passengers can sit facing in the direction of travel regardless of which way the ferry is going.

The 15 minute ferry ride allows visitors to enjoy the spectacular view of Penang island and serves as a reliable mode of transportation to and from the island.

A fleet of eight ferries, named after the many beautiful islands in Malaysia, the ferries are named Pulau Pinang, Pulau Payar, Pulau Angsa, Pulau Kapas, Pulau Rimau, Pulau Undan, Pulau Rawa and Pulau Talang-Talang ply the waters. Penang Port is unique, in that it is the only port in Malaysia that runs a ferry service, linking Georgetown on Penang Island (Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda) and Butterworth on the mainland (Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim)

PPSB operates a fleet of eight ferries, with the first ferry departure from Butterworth at 0600 hours, with the last at 0030 hours; and the first departure from Penang Island at 0530 hour, with the last at 0100 hour.

Visited August 2013
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