Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH4: Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow Terminal 4 by Airbus A350-900

Coming in from my MH602 flight from Singapore, it's finally time for the highlight flight of this journey - Malaysia Airlines MH4 from Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow by Malaysia Airlines' flagship Airbus A350-900, an aircraft which I had wanted to try since before its delivery but didn't make it for their short-haul trials because … Continue reading Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH4: Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow Terminal 4 by Airbus A350-900

Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH602: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (for London Heathrow) by Boeing 737-800 (ML-series)

Despite being on a very familiar flight route with a familiar airline, this time, I'm heading to a rather different destination. As with most daytime connections through KL, I am booked on Malaysia Airlines MH602 from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, the first flight of the day, in order to meet the connections in KLIA for … Continue reading Flight Review – Malaysia Airlines MH602: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (for London Heathrow) by Boeing 737-800 (ML-series)

Sri Maju Express: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Woodlands Checkpoint (and Golden Mile Complex) by Bus

Coming out from the rather temporary walkway from Butterworth Railway Station, I found myself back in Penang Sentral's ticketing area where I had my Easybook booking in my phone which I made while on the train ride from Anak Bukit to Butterworth. Choices were rather limited to travel back to Singapore here, with just two … Continue reading Sri Maju Express: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Woodlands Checkpoint (and Golden Mile Complex) by Bus

Flight Review – AirAsia AK6173: EXTREME 7 Hours 27 Minutes Delayed Flight from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru by Airbus A320-200 – Abandoned

From my Ekspres Kesatuan bus from Penang Sentral and my Grab from Alor Setar Terminal Shahab Perdana, I arrived at Alor Setar Sultan Abdul Halim Airport about 1 hour before the departure time for my AirAsia AK6173 flight from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru. Seems to be smooth sailing from Penang so far. Or so … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK6173: EXTREME 7 Hours 27 Minutes Delayed Flight from Alor Setar to Johor Bahru by Airbus A320-200 – Abandoned

Ekspres Kesatuan: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Alor Setar (Terminal Shahab Perdana) by Bus

As I (a) was exploring Penang Sentral, (b) had lunch at Penang Sentral, (c) missed the KTM Komuter Northern Sector train and had to wait 2 hours for the next train, (d) wanted to actually try out using Penang Sentral and (e) all of the above, I decided to get a bus from Penang Sentral … Continue reading Ekspres Kesatuan: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Alor Setar (Terminal Shahab Perdana) by Bus

Penang Sentral Exploration: The Latest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia

Penang Sentral is the newest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia, linking train, bus and ferry services through an integrated complex. While announced in 2007, the project was delayed repeatedly until it finally began construction in 2015, 4 years after the Butterworth Railway Station was rebuilt. Penang Sentral finally opened on 22 November 2018 which … Continue reading Penang Sentral Exploration: The Latest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia

Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) to Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry

After a quick night's rest in Penang, it's time to move on to explore Penang Sentral and to catch my flight back to Johor Bahru from Alor Setar later in the afternoon. (Or so I thought, anyway.) From Georgetown, I headed to Jetty to catch the Rapid Ferry across to the mainland, with the Sultan … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) to Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry

Rapid Penang 401E: Penang International Airport to KOMTAR and Jetty by Bus

Coming in from my AirAsia AK6422 flight from Johor Bahru, I headed to the bus stop to catch the next Rapid Penang 401E bus to Georgetown. Unfortunately, the Airport Transit service is no longer available, so it's just one fast option by bus now to the city. The bus stop at Penang International Airport for all … Continue reading Rapid Penang 401E: Penang International Airport to KOMTAR and Jetty by Bus

Flight Review – AirAsia AK6422: Johor Bahru to Penang by Airbus A320-200

AirAsia AK6422 is one of many frequent flights from Johor Bahru to Penang, with 7 flights operating on a Saturday. I picked this late afternoon departure to get across the Causeway safely with minimal risk of missing my flight, and to pair it with my return flight from Alor Setar so that I needn't head … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK6422: Johor Bahru to Penang by Airbus A320-200