Exploring Georgetown in Penang

Exploring Georgetown in Penang, George Town, Malaysia (B)

Malaysia's Pulau Penang (Penang Island) lies about 350 kilometers northwest of the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The island is home to Georgetown, one of the two World Heritage Cities in Malaysia as declared by UNESCO (the other one being Melaka, 148 kilometers southeast of Kuala Lumpur).

By bus. It takes 5 hours by bus from Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Nebong Bus Station in Pulau Penang. Fare is about RM40.

By train and ferry. It takes 2.5 hours by high-speed train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Station on the mainland (train fare is about RM60). From the mainland, it takes 15 minutes by ferry (RM1.20) to the island of Penang. 

By plane. There are numerous flights daily between Kuala Lumpur and Pulau Penang. One way fare starts at RM60. From the airport to the city centre, it costs about RM45 for a taxi (book a taxi through the taxi counter at the airport); about RM25 for Uber.

There are many accommodations in Georgetown, but we chose to stay in Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel. A dorm bed costs RM30 to RM50 depending on the type of room (plus local government tax of RM1/bed/night); private rooms for two persons start at RM 118 (plus local government tax of RM2/room/night). We booked beds in the Loft Room (RM50/bed), which has its own toilet and shower; other dorm rooms have a shared toilet and shower. Room rates already include breakfast of noodles, eggs, sausages, mashed potatoes, paratha, coffee, tea. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Georgetown in Penang
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Mustachio Ventures
Read it on Author's Website: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.com/2016/05/georgetown-penang-malaysia.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
  • Esplanade Park Food Court
  • Gurney Drive Hawker Centre
  • Restoran Nasi Padang Minang
  • Passion Heart
  • China House
  • Teochew Chendul Stall
  • Cheong Fatt Tze (The Blue Mansion)
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
  • The Camera Museum
  • Upside Down Museum
  • Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
  • Chocolate Museum