Taking into account traffic and journey time
to and from point A to point B, the list of activities below anchors within
Penang’s capital city, George Town and each one may take approximately between
three and four hours to complete.
From the heart of George Town, catch Rapid Bus 204 from the jetty on Pengkalan Weld, anywhere along Lebuh Chulia or Komtar, to get to Penang Hill. The journey should be around 40 minutes each way. Do have ready a change of around RM2 per way. Stop at the foot of the hill and get onto the funicular train up at RM10 for MyKad holders or RM30 otherwise for both ways. A couple of hours on the hill will allow you to:
· Walk along the route to see restored Colonial style bungalows that are now private homes. On this route you can also observe the flora and fauna born out of the hill’s cooler temperatures being 823 metres above sea level. If you prefer, there are also buggies available to take you around the hill at a speedier pace. At the time of writing, the buggy ride costs RM30 for around 20 minutes ride.
· Take an audio tour at your own pace and time. The audio tour station is near where you get off the funicular train and it’s RM10 per unit. You may also use your own headphones for the rented audio unit.
· Enjoy a view of that side of Penang island from that elevation. Also a nice photo-op here.
· Have a bite of local fare at the food court Cliff Café. The assam laksa and ais kacang are quite popular here. All food are halal here.Bus Rides
Ride on the Iconic
Truly a must do when in Penang. Simply hop onto the ferry from the ferry terminal on Pengkalan Weld that crosses the channel to Butterworth in 15 – 20 minutes per way. There is only one-way fare of RM1.20 (at the time of writing) for pedestrian to pay to return to the island and it’s free to go to Butterworth.