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

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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 Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal now beside the new Penang Sentral.

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As the ferry was about to depart as I got to the terminal, I was ushered in quickly, as the staff closed the gate behind me once I had passed through. That was a lucky shot.

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Boarding the Pulau Pinang ferry, while departing from the actual Pulau Pinang.

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Unfortunately, Pulau Pinang is a car-only ferry with no seats installed in the upper deck. As the side fold-out benches are all taken, I stood for the entire journey, but that’s fine since that’s what I usually do anyway.

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Departing from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal, or more popularly known as Jetty.

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The front gate area is always a popular place to perch on.

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The view of Penang Island from the departing ferry.

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Passing Pulau Payar on the wrong side of the ROR.

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Pulau Payar and the Penang skyline.

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The view of Penang Bridge from the ferry.

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Approaching Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal and Penang Sentral.

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Looking back at KOMTAR.

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Arriving at Penang Sentral.

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Getting ready to disembark.

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Heading up the gangway to the terminal.

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No more bus bridging services necessary – follow the signs to the exit path.

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The exit path to Penang Sentral is the same as the original one with the link to Butterworth Railway Station.

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Heading down the once-familiar path, to be familiar again.

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Looking towards Penang Sentral.

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Heading up the ramp to Penang Sentral.

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All bus services has since moved to Penang Sentral.

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If you are heading to Butterworth Railway Station, you need to head through Penang Sentral as well.

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Heading into Penang Sentral.

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After too many years of waiting, finally, my first breath in the new Penang Sentral.

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If you are heading to Butterworth Railway Station, continue following the signs.

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The new temporary linkway seems to be not in use, with the path pointing to another temporary linkway instead.

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If heading in the opposite direction, similarly follow the signs to the ferry terminal.

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Impressive that Penang Sentral has used the exact ferry outline rather than a generic boat image from the internet.

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The queue to purchase ferry tickets for the Rapid Ferry at Penang Sentral.

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