Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Penang, Malaysia

Penang Ferry Terminal

address: Weld Quay, Georgetown, 10300 Penang, Malaysia
penang-georgetown-ferry-terminal.jpg, The ferry terminal is arrival and departure point for the old Penang-Butterworth ferry as well as for the ferry to and from Langkawi
The ferry terminal is arrival and departure point for the old Penang-Butterworth ferry as well as for the ferry to and from Langkawi

Penang - Butterworth Ferry
The old car/passenger ferry operates daily from 5.30am to 1am.
Ticket Prices:
Adults - RM1.20
Children - RM0.60
Bicycles - RM1.40
Motorbikes - RM2
Cars - RM 7.70

Penang Ferry
The Penang ferry was the only way to get on and off the island before the Penang Bridge (in the background) was opened in 1985


Penang - Langkawi Ferry
Penang - Langkawi
depature: 8.15am (via Pulau Payar), 8.30am
ticket price: RM60
book ferry ticket online here

Langkawi - Penang
departure: 2.30pm (via Pulau Payar), 5.15pm
ticket price: RM60
book ferry ticket online here



Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Ryokan @ Muntri Street
Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Banana New Guest House
Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency
Attractions
Attractions

Bukit Teresek, Taman Negara

Easy to reach high point with great views over the National Park

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails.