Traveling to My Island Penang, the fastest way is flying in. Let's explore and share with you the different transportation means to Penang.
Firstly, you can fly straight in to Penang. You need to check whether your country airline flies straight to us. If not, you can fly in to Kuala Lumpur or connective flight from Singapore or Bangkok.
You can even come by train or road from Thailand and Singapore. There are boats coming in from Indonesia. For more details, you can also visit the Penang or Malaysia Tourist Information in the city you arrive.Traveling to My Island Penang
Traveling to My Island Penang, is made easy by air travels with daily flights from major capitals of the region. The Penang International Airport, in Bayan Lepas is about 20 km from the city center.Traveling to My Island Penang
Cheap-airfares are being sold like crazy due to Year 2007, being visit Malaysia again. Penang once again will enjoy a fair share of the tourism effects.
In Malaysia, we have two main carriers. Malaysian Airlines, our national carrier and Air Asia is a budget carrier.
Malaysian Airlines was founded in 1971 when a joint airline venture between Malaysia and Singapore ended.
The Malaysian airline started as a regional carrier but rapidly expanded service worldwide. They have daily flights from major capitals and the direct links with Singapore, Bangkok, Nagoya, Medan, Xiamen (China) and Madras, operated by MAS (Malaysian Airlines System).
From Kuala Lumpur to Penang, there are approximately 20 flights daily, so if you are coming from Kuala Lumpur, just check out the schedule. Other offers connecting flights are from Cathay Pacific, Eva Air, Singapore Airlines and Thai International.
Air Asia, Malaysia's second national airline provides flights around surrounding Asian regions, like Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Macau, Hong Kong and China.
Air Asia specializes in budget flights to local and Asian regions. Online booking is available, but should you should any other information you need, here are some telephone numbers for you:
- Malaysian Airlines 1 300 883 000
- Penang International Airport 04-6434411
- Kuala Lumpur International Airport 03-87764386
- Air Asia on line reservations
Air Asia usually offers cheap airfares online four to six months earlier.
The latest community airplane Firefly open their sales office in Komtar. Affordable flights starting RM9.99 all over Malaysia and Asia regions since October 2007.
There are three main routes to Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi while traveling to and around My Island Penang.Traveling to My Island Penang
This will take you approximately 40 mins to arrive at your Batu Ferringhi hotels should you use the Jelutong Highway, passing Batu Maung. It will be an easy breezy ride with no traffic jams in penang Island.
Interesting place : War Museum, Sam Poh Tong, where you will get the gigantic foot prints of legendary sea captain Admiral Cheng Ho. The Jetty to Pulau Jerjak is next to Sam Poh Tong Temple Traveling to My Island Penang
This route will take you 60 to 90 minutes to arrive at your Batu Ferringhi hotels should you use the roads passing Bayan Lepas, Green Lanes, Western Road down to Gottieb Road. Some congestion can be expected but overall not that uncomfortable journey in Penang.
Interesting place to see, Snake Temple, a Buddhist temple in Green Lane, Botanical Garden, Youth park.
A route, seldom used around Balik Pulau trip is longer and winding, crossing the fishing village, Gertak Sanggul, Balik Pulau and Teluk Bahang fruit farms with nutmeg, durians, mangos trees then Batu Ferringhi.
No traffic jams here but if you can stomach the winding road, it can be fun. The breathing taking view of this eastern part of the island wills definitely soothe all your tiredness away.
Estimated time to reach seaside hotel is about 90 minutes or more if you stop to admire the views and or take a nap. ha ha.ha.
Well, you have covered half of the island in your first journey to the hotels that is if hotels are on the other side of the island Penang. There are some hotels nearer the airport too, so the drive is not long, between 15 to 30 minutes.
Make traveling to My Island Penang will make you love our warmth and peace. Don't forget to bring along street maps, map of Penang Malaysia.
We received over 500,000 tourists on cruise ships annually. Mostly, upon arrivals a common sight at Tanjung Mariner, is buses and trishaws getting ready to chauffeur the tourist.
Day tours to visit Penang's heritage attractions, shopping malls, and many places of interest. And most of all, to enjoy our local Penang food. Some highlight arranged includes a scenic Trishaw ride along Georgetown.
Visiting the oldest temples like Wat Chayamankalarm temple with its Thai architecture housing a giant reclining Buddha and Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, built in 1805 with the Stupa and Sima Hall featuring several early paintings.
Kek Lok Si Temple, one of the finest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, standing majestically on a hill.
Built in tiers, the temple culminates with the beautifully crafted “Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas”. The latest addition is the Pavilion for the Goddess of Mercy.
Not forgetting the Snake Temple, built in memory of a Buddhist priest and healer by a British resident.
Guided tour to Tropical Agro Farm, Batik factory, the Butterfly Farm and Penang Botanical Gardens, located at the foot of Penang Hill and and view the many local species of flora and fauna.
Some ships and liners sails to Penang Island. Penang Port with Swettenham Pier handles some of the larger ships and cruises.
Fleet SuperStar Virgo and SuperStar Gemini operated by Star Cruises routinely stopover at Swettenham Pier. This year, we are excited to receive Queen Mary on the 4th Feb 2010.
For more information, call 03-31011313 or Click here for more information on Star Cruises