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)

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

Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam ASDP Ferry from Ketapang (Banyuwangi Baru) to Gilimanuk

NOTE: This journey is part of the KA Mutiara Timur Malam overnight train service from Surabaya Gubeng to Denpasar. The ferry and bus transfer from Banyuwangi Baru is included in the ticket fare, treated as a through train service, though you could piece the journey together yourself if you really wanted to. KA Mutiara Timur … Continue reading Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam ASDP Ferry from Ketapang (Banyuwangi Baru) to Gilimanuk

Day 1: Batam Fast from Singapore (HarbourFront Centre) to Batam (Batam Centre)

After completing my journey From London to Singapore in 40 Days, I figured that the journey could be further extended with transport options south of Singapore. Sure, Sentosa was the touristy *cringe* southernmost point of “continental Asia” (which is untrue by the way) and of my trip, but that’s not the most inspiring place to be. The neighbouring … Continue reading Day 1: Batam Fast from Singapore (HarbourFront Centre) to Batam (Batam Centre)

SINDO Ferry: Singapore to Batam (Sekupang) by Ferry

SINDO Ferry is the Singapore - Batam passenger ferry branch of Penguin Ferry Services, the favourite ferry operator of most Singaporean guys transitioning from boys to men and possibly the first ferry operator that may come to mind among the older generation who do not frequently take ferries. On my journey though, there seemed to be … Continue reading SINDO Ferry: Singapore to Batam (Sekupang) by Ferry

Purchasing PELNI Tickets from the PELNI Batam Office

PELNI, which is an abbreviation of PT. Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia, is the national shipping company of Indonesia, operating ferries which connect the main islands of the Indonesian archipelago. The PELNI office in Batam is a 10-minute leisurely walk from Sekupang Ferry Terminal which is a gateway to and from Singapore. It is located at Jl. Dr. … Continue reading Purchasing PELNI Tickets from the PELNI Batam Office

Majestic Fast Ferry: Batam Centre to Singapore by Ferry

After my journey to Sekupang, I returned back to Singapore with Majestic as well, since return tickets are cheaper than one way, and even when booking online through Easybook, you get a discount when you pick the same operator for your return leg. View the Singapore – Batam (Indonesia) Ferries Service Guide here. Batam Centre is … Continue reading Majestic Fast Ferry: Batam Centre to Singapore by Ferry

Majestic Fast Ferry: Singapore to Batam (Sekupang) by Ferry

Majestic Fast Ferry is one of the newer operators on the Singapore - Indonesia route, founded in 2015 after the closure of WaveMaster and Pacific Ferry. The vessels of the said former companies are now operated by Majestic, with new fleet additions as well. View the Singapore – Batam (Indonesia) Ferries Service Guide here. You can … Continue reading Majestic Fast Ferry: Singapore to Batam (Sekupang) by Ferry