Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Welcome To Penang - Release 216
By Air -
Penang is easyly accessible by air daily flights from major capitals of the region. It has direct links with Singapore, Bangkok, Nagoya, Medan, Xiamen (China) and Madras, through flights operated by Malaysia Airlines. The airline also operated more than 20 flights daily between Kuala Lumpur and Penang.The Penang International Airport is about 2o km from the city centre.
Taxis plying the route follow the coupon system by which fixed fares are charges between the airport and various destinations in Penang. Limousines fares cost slightly higher.
By road - Penang Island is accessible by road via Penang Bridge. A charge of RM 7.00 is levied on all classes of cars using the bridge at the toll plaza in Prai on ther mainland. No payment is required for the rturn trip from the island to the mainland.
By Ferry From Butterworth.
Visitors can take the ferry to Penang Island. Operated by the Penang Port Commission, the ferry is available for both passengers anf vehicles. Fares for passengers and vehicle charges are collected at the Buttereworth terminal. No payment is required for the return journey. Opening hours - 6.00 am - 1.00 am. Ferry charges - Vehicle RM 7.00 (car), RM 1.40 motorcycle - Passengers RM0.60 cents.
The train journey from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth takes approximately 8 hours and affords passengers views of the scenic countryside of Peninsular Malaysia. Comfortable air- conditioned first and second class coaches are available at reasonable rates. Malayan Railway or Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) also operated regular services to Alor Star, Padang Besar, Haadyai and Bangkok from Butterworth.
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To many a traveller,Batu Ferringhi has becomes synonmous with Penang's tourism as a haven for a complete holiday gateway. Batu Ferringhi is home to Penang's premium world class reasorts and fine dining eateries who thrive just a stones throw away from the golden, palm tree nestled beaches.
After all, it was from this longest stretch of unhindered coast that first caught the hearts and imagination of the founder of Batu Ferringhi, translated from the English "Foreigner's Rock".
For the young at heart, plenty of beach front water sports and activities await, from horse riding to jet skiing, quad bikes to boat rides, Batu Ferringhi is team up with sun kissed adventure,
Come dusk and the magic of the night market begins its journey into late night where stalls adorn the pavements with a countless array of paintings, carvings, weaved bags, t-shirts of every size and brand, batik kaftans, beaded jewellery and unique knick knacks - a shopper's paradise amidst the cool of the beachfront breeze.