frequency of bus service from penang airport to georgetown komtar and vice versa
We will be there 5 days and 4 nights. Tips on places to see and eat will be greatly appreciated.
Is it neccessary to have some Dollars with me (or are Euro as good) to change at the arrival in Malaysia or ist it ok just to get the money (RM) from the cash machines?
I will travel to penang (after visiting Langkawi for 5 days) in March and I am wondering how many days I should stay there. As I heard, penang got a very beautyful old citycenter but the beaches are not famous. What else can I see there? Are 1,5 days enough? And what is the best way to travel there? With the ferry or by bus? How long takes the ferry and about what costs are we talking about (bus and/or ferry)? Thanks a lot for your advices!!!
Hi all. We will be in Penang on the 22nd Feb and I have arranged a VT meet that day (have a look at the meetings thingy here on vt). So if you are passing through, then you are most welcome to join us :o) Lovely winnietankl has kindly offered to introduce us to the great local cousine and we can't wait! Anyway, hopefully see you all there! Cheers, Ann.
Hi VT'ers Heading over to Penang later this year for 2-3weeks and was wondering if anyone can recommend a tailor that specializes in leather, i'm looking to maybe get a jacket each for myself and the good wife and maybe a skirt or dress for the wife as well. Iknow in Bali there are tailors that only do leather and was hoping for the same in Penang. We're regular visitors having been 1/2 dozen times over the last few years and have had the mandatory suits and dresses made by traditional tailor but I don't recall seeing a leather specialist. Also someone mentioned to me a jeweller on or near Chulia St that custom makes jewelry, the name Max comes to mind. Got a milestone anniverary coming up and thought i'd get something made(happy wife=happy life). cheers
Hi VT'rs, I'm headed to Penang this July 2013 w/ my family (2 kids aged 7 and 3.75 at that point). Although I'm a seasoned traveler (VN, Cambodia, Turkey, Tanzania, China, Burma, UK, Venice, Thailand, etc.), I've never been to Malaysia. While I do go to the "tourist" sights when warranted (if it's of cultural/historical/geological/etc. value - in contrast to tourist traps/junk like Pier 39 - BTW, I was born & raised in SF and think P39 is ridiculous in its current state - can't figure out why so many tourists go there!), I generally like to have as much of the local experience as possible (markets/restaurants/etc. frequented by locals). That being said, any specific recommendations for 10 days in Penang w/ the family? We'll be staying with a local resident there, but wanted to get others' perspectives on what they consider the highlights (top interesting sights & experiences, specific foods we MUST try, etc.). We love great food, nature and I'm very much into travel photography. thanks, all!
Hi! I want to travel from Penang to taman negara and I have no clue how to go there. Are there buses from Georgetown to the national park. Would be great if someone can give me advice!!
1. how far the distance fr Penang ferry termina (I come fr Butterworth) to Star cruise terminal? Within walking distance 10 minutes ? 2. Where best to store luggage as I hv 7 hrs before boarding Star cruise in Penang thks.?
Hi there. Can i have the lists of Flats and Apartments available around Bukit Mertajam? Thank you.
Hi, I've just moved to Butterworth and have been finding my away around slowly, but am struggling to locate a few shops/services. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I could find any of these things: -an art store (want to buy some blank, stretched canvas') -a plant nursery -a bookstore (somewhere where I can buy a B Malaysia/English dictionary.) -a Bahasa Malaysia teacher Also, we are looking for a cleaner to clean our apartment - just for an hour or so a week. Any recommendations? Should we go to an agency to find a cleaner? And, lastly, if anyone would like to meet up, let me know! I'm an English teacher, in my late 30's. thanks! Maria
i want to do booking for chalet at Pualu Aman, can i get the phone number of chalet?
Hi we are heading to Penang early next year and i like to plan ahead. This isn't our first trip there so we aren't strangers to the place but I could do with some help .Every time we have gone there we have used the same driver . He was friendly, reliable and good value. The thing is I have lost his contact details. His Name is Ishmael and we got him at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Has anyone used this guy and if so would you have his contact details. Thanks
I would like to check if anyone has recently used Ocean Jupiter Tour and Rental for transfer as well as day tour. Any comments?
We are considering taking a holiday in Penang at the start of September. Is this a good idea or would it be ruined by monsoon rains? Would Bali be a better idea?
Hi, I would like to buy a Nikon camera when I visit Kuala Lumpur and Penang in two weeks time. Can anyone tell me where I can buy a camera at the price the Malaysians pay, and are there any pit falls to doing this? Any input would be appreciated.
Hi all, My husband and I are going to langkawi in mid July. Due to the late flight to penang, we are going to stay overnite in the airport as wanna to save money on the subcharge of the transportation in taxi in penang. I would have the following qns : Is there any free wifi in the airport? I would like to know the currency exchange rate of 1USD to how much malaysia money in the airport? and the currency exchange rate of HKD to how much malaysia money in the airport? We would spend 3D2N in langkawi and one nite in penang after back from langkawi.We already paid the hotel fee in both langkawi and penang. Now we are calculating the expense on the trip. We will need to pay around 150 RM on the car rental in langkawi. So how much money we need to pay in the trip? Moreover, please suggest some good food area in penang near the hotel mingood as we will stay a nite in penang after back from langkawi thx
Hi we are moving to Penang, i have coeliac disease and need a strict gluten free diet. Would love some advice on places to eat and what supermarkets sell gluten free products, like flour, pasta, biscuits & cereal. cheers
Hello people, I would be in penang for half a day in july. Coming by star cruise reaching at 12.00 pm and leaving at 9.00 pm. Would have around 7 hrs to see things around. Request your suggestion. Coming with my family ( parents arnd 50 yrs old). Shall i hire a car from port? What all to see?
Hi, My wife and I are travelling to Penang in August and I want to sail if possible. Can anyone tell me if there are any places in Penang to hire a cat, mono hull or small boat to get on the water? I have come across this place called East Wind Water sports Pvt. Ltd. In Batu Ferringhi. I have read that there is not a lot of wind, is this common in this area as I have looked at the weather forecasts and there is wind forecast. Any input will be appreciated.
tell me how can i reach langkawi from penang which i reach on 27 of May 2012 at not before 1:00 pm on same day please.
hi there! Anyone has a good private tour agent to recommend for customised day trips? Rasamalaysia or CK Low is unavailable during the days we are in penang :( Ocean jupiter caters only max 7 pax per vehicle..not doable for us as we have 12 pax, we need a larger mini van. Help!
Hi can someone pls tell me what bus number to take from Jalan Burma to the airport? I need to be at the airport by 8.15 a.m, so will need to get into bus by atleast 6.30 a.m. Pls help! thanks
Im staying in Georgetown for 3 nights. Thought of visiting Penang Hill during this time. Was wondering if i should do a trip to Batu Feringhi as well? If so, whats the best mode of transport and also is it worth going there for the day?
Hi, I will be travelling to Butterworth in July and would appreciate contact details of a reputable English speaking guide/driver who could show us around. I was born whilst my father was with the RAAF stationed in Butterworth in 1962, so would prefer someone with some knowledge of that time. Thanks!
How do i get to Danok from Penang international airport? Or where in Penang can i take minivan or coach to Danok? How long is the travelling time?
Re above, Suggestions welcome.
How much is the most likely taxi fare from Penang airport to Hotel Holiday Inn Resort at Batu Ferranghi ?
Hi, Wish to leave for Thailand for 3 days via Penang Airport. Wonder is it safe and where can I park my car in Penang airport and how much do i have to pay per day ? Thank you. ckpeng
We are going to Penang (batu ferringhi) end of Jan 2012 and we have heard that you can travel by train from Butterworth to Singapore by train. Can anyone tell us anything about it? for example how much it costs, how often the trains run etc. Many thanks