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Address: | Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal, Butterworth, Malaysia

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After more than an hour of waiting we finely got into the next ferry that took us to the mainland. Night view of awesome looking back to Penang skyline. The journey takes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As I'm writing this, I am now try to catch my breath from the walk (Butterworth Bus Terminal - Penang Ferry Terminal). You have to climb up stairs and quite a distance walk... Take you around 5 mins to 10 mins depending on your pace... But do not fret, there are RELA standing by to help any in need passengers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After more than an hour of waiting we finely got into the next ferry that took us to the mainland. Night view of awesome looking back to Penang skyline. The journey takes about 25 minutes and it's enough time for each individual to have your best photo shoot angle taken. Worth the journey as the fare are calculated only way... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Drove and was walk in passenger. With car wait longest 1/2 hour. But enjoyed that sea breeze flying thru' hair

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Thank RRMalar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Long walk with steps and uphill. May be challenging for elderly. Glad my 81 year old mother did not join us especially on the Butterworth side to the train station. However my wife and I enjoyed the 20 minute ride on the ferry. Ferry fare only 1.2 MYR and you only pay in one direction.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you really what to start having the Fun of holidaying in Penang Island. Take the Ferry not the bridge. You can take the bridge when you are going back home. While crossing to the other side the feeling of being on water makes you feel different, compared to land. Park your car in the ferry, come out of it... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great to experience at least once. Definitely not the recommended way to cross if you have a access to a car. Probably the only way if you dont

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Apart from it's busy movements, it's a very attractive and interesting place to stop by even though if you are not going anywhere.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Alternative route across Penang by car at RM7.70... Worth it with beautiful views of Penang City... Had a great time with my children though the journey is a short 20 minutes ride...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A historic way of crossing over to Penang Island from Butterworth. Though most of the people will use the bridge now. But for tourist or a family trip, it is an experience especially with kids. And for a backpacking tourist this will be the cheapest and convenient mode of going over to Penang Island if you are not following any... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Questions:- When there is no other vehicles why do you ask vehicles to park at far end rather than @ shade when it rains..half shade half open lanes..is not for heavy vehicles? Kudos to the CAPTAIN & CREW of Talang Talang...despite of rain...you bought us safely. It was a beautiful sight to watch ocean going ships from afar...the sceneries of... More 

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