Penang ferry

Penang ferry ride from Georgetown to Butterworth and back

Penang’s ferry service is supposedly the oldest ferry service in Malaysia.

My parents and I went for a ride during our trip to Penang. We planned to take the bus back on the bridge but we couldn’t find the bus so we took the boat back again.

Ferry and cars
Ferry and cars
Blue ferry
Blue ferry
From Georgetown, there is no fee for passengers.

But it was about RM1.20 on the way back.

No fishing
No fishing
Passengers share the upper deck with cars. There are only a few seats by the side of the ferry and these are usually taken up if you do not run fast enough.
Inside the ferry with the cars
Inside the ferry with the cars
Inside the ferry with passengers
Inside the ferry with passengers
Life jackets on ferry
Life jackets on ferry
Child's life jacket
Child’s life jacket
Vehicle catcher
Vehicle catcher
Since I do not take water transport much, I really liked the ferry ride to and from Georgetown.
Ferry
Ferry
How about this angle?
How about this angle?
For those who are too lazy to plan things to do in Penang, consider taking the boat. The scenery might be better at night when the city sparkles.

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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