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!
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.
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
Rapid Bus No. :
Travel Time :
~ 1 hour
Rapid Bus No. :
Travel Time :
~ 50 minutes
Penang Hill Furnicular Train
Senior Citizen (60 years & above)
Child (4-6 years old)
*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
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.
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.
A beautiful sight of Temple of The Nine Emperor Gods at Raja Uda, Butterworth in the late evening. A different view from the daytime, with the lanterns and lights up. Glad that we made a quick stop for some photos.