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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2014
long distance bus terminal (location)  (12 Answers)

A few years back, long distance buses did not go into Georgetown but stopped 15 miles out (jelutong... I think). Anyway I want to take a bus from Johore into Georgetown.....Will the bus go into Georgetown or stop outside the city, where I will have to take a taxi or local bus? Thanks for the assist and Cheers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2013
Trip Cost from Shah Alam to Penang  (2 Answers)

Can anyone give me the average cost of trip from shah alam to penang?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2011


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2010
Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)  (3 Answers)

Hai anyone,

On April 2010, I went to Penang. When I went to Penang Hill/Bukit Bendera, the railway is still in construction ? Can anyone inform me, has the railway construction finished ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2009
car hire penang for the over 70s  (5 Answers)

we are two couples just on the wrong side of 70 and are looking to rent a car in penang and drive via ipoh and melaka to JB then taxi to singapore.

it appears that all the car hire companies in penang that have an office in JB limit rentals to those who have not passed 70 years.

does anyone know of a rental company that will rent to the over 70s and has an office in penang and JB?

alternatively, how feasible is it to rent taxis or car and driver for 4 people to travel penang - ipoh, ipoh - melaka and melaka to JB?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2008
Trip to Penang National Park  (2 Answers)

Hihi, this is not a question, instead it is an invitation.

Me and my friend are thinking of having a trip to Penang National Park on the coming 17th (Jan 2009), and would like to invite VTer who are interested to join us.

Place to meet: the bus station in front of Penang Jetty
Time: 7:30am

The details (place to meet, time) are negotiable.

If you need more info about Penang national Park, here you go:

We just thought of start some weekly/ biweekly/ monthly visit Penang trip, may be Penang old town walking trip or introducing penang food etc. Any idea/ suggestion are welcomed!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2008
Best hawker food in Penang and transport  (1 Answer)

The last time i visited this lovely place was 6 years ago.enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and hawker food. off to penang again on an eating holiday with 5 other gluttons. need help regarding the above:
1) What bus goes from the airport to my hotel Evergreen Laurel 53 Persiaran Gurney and how much is it?
2) Looked at the penang tips on food but they haven't been updated recently. the info goes back to 2005. so would really like to know where to go to have the best
a)char kway teow
b) oyster omelette oh chien
d) peranakan food
e)penang laksa
g)prawn mee
prefer hawker ambience and price but if the restaurant food is really good, then dont mind paying cos we just love penang food.
3)Do recommend any other food that i may have missed out.
4) how do i get to from my hotel to mcalister road when the sunway georgetown hotel is . i stayed there previously and loved the fact that at night i just needed to step out of the hotel into a wonderland of hawker stalls.
Thank u in advance for your tips. i hail from singapore where food is good but i m of the opinion that penang and malacca food is better!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2008
Firefly sanctuary  (1 Answer)

There is a firefly sanctuary at Sungai Kerian, near Bukit Jawi Golf Resort. Does anyone know how to get there from the N-S highway? Is it worth going?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2008
i nid to know something  (1 Answer)

i wan to ask do u know about the place that u go b4 in pulau pinang
i mean the tour guides, if u know pls add my hotmail:[email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2008
bus from Penang  (4 Answers)

Dear All,

after a few days in Penang, I live by bus to melacca on the 03th of february.
I was looking for bus schedule but did not find too much informations.
I am interested in Transnasional and Plusliner/Nice bus as I was told, these are the best ones. (especially Nice buses)
It is important as it will be a long trip.
I would like to travel during the day. Can someone advise me the bus schedule for these companies?
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2007
Playstation 3 Games in Penang...Where ?  (3 Answers)

Anyone know where to get Sony Playstation 3 games in Penang? Tried Bukit Jambul Komplex but they dont keep in stock and only order in. There are no copies so Batu Ferringhi is a big no !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2007
can somebody help me,please??

Hi, I want to go to Menara KWSP at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah located beside Citibank and near Sheraton Hotel. Can somebody tell me what bus should I take from ferry terminal to get there? If I go there by taxi,how much does it cost?please reply as soon as possible.thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2007
moving around in penang????  (2 Answers)

hi i am planning to give one day for penang hill, kek lok si, reclining budha and khoon khoosi. I think i will go to hill railway station by bus or taxi and then by txi to kek lok si. then come back to hotel and then will go to both of these destination by taxi. can u suggest how should i go around? taking a bus tour from hotel, taking a taxi and then another, or booking a taxi for this tour. which will be the cheap and best method and also how much they all charge? I am staying at bayview.thanx in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2007
length of batu maung  (1 Answer)

may i know the length of batu maung and bayan lepas?the transpotation to both of the places?thx.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2007
Sri Sayang resort?

Has anyone stayed at the Sri Sayang resort? (Batu Feringgi). How would you rate it? The price seems quite reasonable so I was wondering about other things like location (is it near the night market?; close to the beach?)The general condition of the place (clean, safe etc.) Thank You for any help you can provide.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2007
Oriental Hotel or Merchant Hotel?

May I know which hotel is better between these two? Oriental Hotel and Merchant Hotel. Both of these are located in Penang Road. I have booked both of it but I haven't pay the money yet. So I can still cancel it after I get feedback from this forum. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2006

guys , the information u guys give were really helpful. but now i need to know how far is crown jewel hotel from the city, is it easy to find food , nightlife? and from the penang island ferry terminal how much wil it cost to take a cab down to this hotel thats located at tanjung bunga.

to compare crown jewel hotel , sri sayang apartments and continental hotel ,which one wil be the best choice? im looking for a place thats near the beach, with alot of food stalls and easy to travel around interesting places in penang. pls help im confused

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2006
Hatyai to Penang


I plan to Pulang Penang from Hatyai. Can someone inform to me the bus from Hatyai to Pulau Penang (Georgetown). How much does it cost ? What time does the last bus ? How long it take time ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2006
Taxi fare, Pulau Pinang  (1 Answer)

What is the taxi fare between the airport and Sri Sayang?
What is the fare between Sri Sayang and Park Royal?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2006
penang floating mosque  (1 Answer)

how the ventilation run in this mosque?it that using natural ventilation?any mechanical support for the building ventilation?10q

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2006
ATMs and TCs  (3 Answers)

Hi All,

I've received advice about T.Cheque's no longer being used but I'm uneasy about using my Credit Card for cash advances and purchases. Using the credit card for cash advances also costs, even though its my own money!

I've read about those "cash passport" cards which allow you to top up with cash and withdraw from an ATM... my question is are there any Visa type ATM's in Batu Feringgi ? (I've tried using the ATM locator but it crashes or times out..)
There appear to be some in Georgetown, but I'd hate to have to travel to Georgetown to draw money when I need it for serious eating and drinking :)


12 days to go... and counting

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2006
Places to watch World Cup  (3 Answers)

I'm in Penang during some stages of the world cup. Where are some nice and SAFE places to watch the world cup in Penang? Local, irish, english, aussie, pubs, any place that will have good atmosphere!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2006
URGENT suicide!!

please help, i want to know if there is bungee jumping in penang? Please tell me the price if you know. I did a bit research and there's little evidence that there was a site. I email the company but there was no reply. (

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2006
Nice Beaches in Penang

Hi we were hoping to stay at a resort in Penang with a nice beach. The royal Grand Plaza is recommended for its grounds etc. but the beach I have heard is mediocre. Has anyone got any other recommendations for a 4-5 star hotel with a nice beach adjoining. thanks llasher

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 16, 2005
Mutiara Beach Hotel  (4 Answers)

Anyone has any comment on this hotel?Does the "Deluxe seaview" room afford a reasonable view of the sea as compared to the "Grand Deluxe Seaview"?

Is the taxi fare from the airport the Feringgi area fixed,regardless of which hotel you are going to?

Which bus,if any,goes to the hotel from the city?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2005
Bus schedule from penang airport  (2 Answers)

Dear sir/madam,

What time does the last bus from Penang airport to George Town?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2005
Transport from Penang airport  (5 Answers)

Dear sir/madam,

I plan to flight to Penang with Airasia night flight and it will landing at 21:20. Is there any public transport with lower cost to George Town ? Thank for your reply.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2005
Penang: Grand Continental Hotel and other hotel info requested  (10 Answers)

Has anybody stayed at Grand Continental Hotel in Penang? Asiatravel has advertised 160 RM per night for 2 persons incl. tax and breakfast, which seems OK to me, if the hotel is clean, quiet and comfortable.
I will stay in Penang for 3 nights in August directly after a long flight from Europe and I am looking for a really nice hotel to relax from jet lag which is located in the middle of Georgetown and has a swimming pool.
Thanks for all comments and hotel suggestions!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2005
Another mild earthquake...  (3 Answers)

Hi all,

29th March 2005 about 12:10a.m. Penang had another mild earthquake, it wasn't a very serious one but it kept me thinking where on earth around indonesia had it once again, and how serious it is there...We all know that Malaysia don't have earthquake so if we experience the shake, it must have came from somewhere else nearby, probably indonesia.

Let's keep our fingers cross that no one hurts in this incident this time.
Good luck.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2005
Name of shop that sells CD's in Penang

I was in Penang two months ago on holiday and I found a shop on the 6th floor in Burmah Road.Its called One Stop I think. It has the biggest collection of CD's on sale. I would like to get in touch with the owner. So if anyone of you has the name and address of the shop or their email address, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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