Penang Road Laksa

One should not just have Penang Road laksa here, try chendul, ice kacang, char koay teow, rojak, etc too!

Food price below (as at 2018 September)
Laksa: Small RM5.50 / Big RM6.50
Rojak: Small RM7.50 / Big RM8.50
Char koay teow: Without egg RM6.50 / With egg RM7.00 / With duck egg RM7.50
Chendul: RM3.00 / Takeaway RM3.30 / Cup RM3.80
Ice kacang: RM3.20 / Takeaway RM3.40
Ice kacang with ice cream:  RM3.80 / Takeaway RM4.00

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KOMTAR Penang

Structure: KOMTAR Penang < click to read on it’s interesting background
Majority of the floors (7-58, 61-64) are occupied by Offices of the Penang state government, including the Chief Minister’s office and the Penang Island City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang, MBPP). Some other interesting attractions inside this prominent building include Tech Dome and The Top.

Taken on: 2018 September 19, 3:56pm
Taken by: IPhone 6s+
*Psst: So I heard, to preserve Komtar’s reputation as the iconic tallest building in Penang, thus there’s a height restriction for new buildings!  8-)

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Penang Bridge Ferry Tour

Join the preview of Penang Bridge Ferry Tour by Rapid Ferry! It is to collect feedback from the public before Rapid Ferry could finalize this service offer. As for now, they only accept bookings via telephone MONDAY – FRIDAY (9.00 am – 12.30 pm & 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm) at 04 – 313 6803.

Preview Tour on 25 & 26 August 2018, from 10am-12pm.

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Source: Rapid Ferry Facebook 

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A Place to Chill – Penang Hill

Penang Hill, one of the most famous tourist destination in Penang, is about 6 km from centre of Georgetown. Overlooking Penang from 735m above sea level, the climate is cooler, which makes it a popular destination among tourists, as well as for the locals.

Getting to Penang Hill by Public Transportation

By Bus

Rapid Bus No. :  204
From :  Jetty
Fare :  MYR 2
Distance :  12.5 km
Travel Time :  ~ 1 hour
Rapid Bus No. :  204
From :  KOMTAR
Fare :  MYR 2
Distance :  12.5 km
Travel Time :  ~ 50 minutes

Penang Hill Furnicular Train

Ticket Fare

MyKad (MYR) Foreigner (MYR)
Normal Fast Lane Normal Fast Lane
Adult 10 30 30 60
Senior Citizen (60 years & above) 5 5 30 60
Child (4-6 years old) 3 3 5 5
Student (School/College/University) 5 15 15 45
Disabled Person Free

*PROMOTION for MyKad holders: RM3 daily , 6:30-9:00am and 7:00-10:30pm (not valid during school holidays)

Train Schedule
Daily 6:30am – 11:00pm (train from top station)
Ticketing counter will be closed at 10:30pm

Penang Airport Bus (Rapid Penang)

UPDATEd on 2018 April: Rapid Penang Service Airport Transit, an express bus route that saves you journey time as it skip several stops. Look for it’s code AT (Jeti – Airport / Airport – Jetty). The fare from Jetty or KOMTAR to the Airport is RM2.70.

AT route: Penang International Airport <> Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal <> (via Jelutong Expressway) <> KOMTAR <> Jetty

 

The main public bus in Penang is the Rapid Bus. To my experiences, they were average. I’m not a frequent bus traveler, so every time I wanted to board the bus I will do some homework first, through their website, which, I think is not that user friendly.

Rapid Penang serves as Penang Airport bus. The bus stop of the Penang International Airport is to the left when u come out from the building. Cross the road and you will need to go up the ramp and head to the left.

It is definitely the cheaper way to travel from airport compare to the taxis. For the route that I always take, the difference is a huge RM29.40. You can check the airport taxi fare this post – Penang Airport Taxi.

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Penang’s Iconic Temple – Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si Temple has been identified as one of the largest and finest temple complexes in Southeast Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple itself has always been a tourist attraction in Penang but the annual display of lights is even a bigger crowd puller, attracting tourists from all around the world and locals as well.

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Penang Weekend Trip

It was a short visit from my university mates over the weekend. A simple and relax trip. I summarize it into a Penang itinerary 2 days as below:

Day 1 - Saturday
Morning:Pick up my friends from Penang International Airport
Breakfast at Joo Leong CafeMust try: Nasi Lemak, Toast, Half Boiled Eggs
Noon :A visit to USM, our university ^^
Lunch at Penang Road, Joo Hoi CafeMust try: Cendol, Char Koay Teow, Laksa
Check in Malabar Inn @ Lebuh Cintra2 Family Rooms (8 ppl) for USD 87.44 from Agoda
A quick Georgetown tour
Tea break @ Selfie Coffee, located at Love LaneA brand new enjoyment, but not for the taste of coffee ><
Night :Seafood Dinner @ TambunPrice was reasonable, taste is ok. Probably we didn't order the right food.
Happy Hour @ Talk Talk Bar (X'mas gift exchange session)Located at Pekaka Square, Sungai Dua
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Hop-On Hop-Off Penang Tour

Tour Package: 

City Route & Beach Route

24 hrs & 48 hrs ticket – Valid for City & Beach Route via interchange stop at Gurney Drive and Chowrasta Market.

(You can change city to beach route and vice versa at these stops)

 

Buy Your Ticket:

1. On the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

2. Gurney Drive (Stop 1) mobile counter

3. Chowrasta (Stop 9) mobile counter

 

Operation Time:

9:00am – 8:00pm

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Budget Penang – Kuala Lumpur Flights (and vice versa)

Currently there are 3 budget airlines operating Penang-Kuala Lumpur (KL) routes.

 

1. Malindo Air
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Malindo Air provides 2 routes from Penang. One is to the old airport of Subang, Skypark and another is to KLIA.

Baggage Allowance : Complimentary 15kg check-in & 7kg hand carry

Food / Refreshment : Free light refreshments, eg. mineral water, biscuits

 

2. Firefly
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