KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

From my Rapid Ferry ride and Penang Sentral Temporary Transport Terminal bus drop off, it was just a short walk to Butterworth Railway Station where I continued my journey by KTM Komuter Northern Sector to Padang Besar where I was hoping to shop for some goodies before returning home later in the afternoon. As I … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry and Bus (OUTDATED)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which is no … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry and Bus (OUTDATED)

Rapid Ferry: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Georgetown (Penang Island) by Bus and Ferry (OUTDATED)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before the … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Georgetown (Penang Island) by Bus and Ferry (OUTDATED)

ETS Gold 9420up + KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2910up & 2963dn: KL Sentral to Butterworth via Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam by Train

For this Penang trip, I opted to get there by ETS train as I have not taken KTM for quite some time. However, KTM's genius timetable does not offer any morning trains from KL Sentral to Butterworth. On top of that, the first direct train to Butterworth at 11.25am is an ETS Platinum service. Not … Continue reading ETS Gold 9420up + KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2910up & 2963dn: KL Sentral to Butterworth via Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam by Train

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)

KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

Effective 18 November 2017, the KTM Komuter Northern Sector operates with 2 sets of 92 Class EMUs on Saturdays and Sundays to cope with the increasing passenger demand and load. The 92 Class EMUs are transferred from the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector overnight to the Northern Sector after the end of revenue services in … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

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