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

Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry and Bus (OUTDATED)

Heading back to the mainland for my flight from Alor Setar, I headed back for the Rapid Ferry to catch the KTM Komuter from Butterworth. I took this journey while the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, days before the opening. As such, this journey will include the compulsory bus transfer which is no … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry and Bus (OUTDATED)

Rapid Ferry: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Georgetown (Penang Island) by Bus and Ferry (OUTDATED)

The Rapid Ferry is the main mode of transport between Butterworth and Georgetown Penang Island. As the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, the bus transfer to the ferry terminal was necessary to get to the ferry terminal. I took this journey while the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, days before the … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Georgetown (Penang Island) by Bus and Ferry (OUTDATED)

Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Bus + Ferry (Butterworth Linkway Closure)

The Rapid Ferry is a roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry linking the multimodal transport hub of Penang Sentral at Butterworth on the mainland to the island of Penang at Georgetown. As the walkway from Butterworth Railway Station to the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal is currently closed to facilitate the construction of the link to the upcoming … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Bus + Ferry (Butterworth Linkway Closure)

Malindo Air/Batik Air Malaysia OD817: Penang to Singapore by Business Class

As quickly as I arrived from Bangkok, it was time to head back to Singapore with Malindo. Malindo operates one flight daily to Singapore and while the flight timing isn't the most desirable, departing Penang at noontime, it was part of the Business Class promotion that I bought a couple of tickets with, so, here … Continue reading Malindo Air/Batik Air Malaysia OD817: Penang to Singapore by Business Class

Lounge Review – Plaza Premium Lounge (Penang International Airport): A Comprehensive Lounge Sufficient for Short-Haul Flights

Penang International Airport has a pretty compact layout and a relatively simple departure transit area. Despite this, there lies a Plaza Premium Lounge on the mezzanine level of the departure area just after immigration. Thanks to my Malindo Business Class ticket which includes a visit to the Plaza Premium Lounge, it's time to have brunch. The … Continue reading Lounge Review – Plaza Premium Lounge (Penang International Airport): A Comprehensive Lounge Sufficient for Short-Haul Flights

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

After I alighted from the KTM Komuter Northern Sector from Padang Besar, it's time to head to Penang Island with none other than the newly-rebranded Rapid Ferry. This post is about the travel experience onboard the Rapid Ferry. This is NOT the actual information page you are looking for. Click here to visit the dedicated … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Ferry