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Old 16-12-2018, 10:06 PM   #2116
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true the bus network in penang is simple & easy but must be aware of the bus schedules. some bus interval can be as much as 2hours apart
Taking the public bus there is quite easy for those who are game for it. Very cheap and clean buses.
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Old 23-12-2018, 01:22 AM   #2117
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How is the weather there now
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Old 23-12-2018, 02:50 PM   #2118
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How is the weather there now
Sunny day for yesterday and today.
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Old 24-12-2018, 09:40 AM   #2119
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Could someone pls advise me, I am going Penang from Wed night to next Mon. Is it better to get the roaming from local telco with 1gb per day, or get a Malaysia sim card when I reach Penang? Do the bus terminal sell the sim card? Reception is the same for both local sim and Malaysia sim?

If my coach departs at 9pm, roughly what time will I reach the next day?
Is there a local bus app to know the route and timing of public bus in Penang? (like our Singabus etc)

Anyone tried taking train from KL to Penang? Thinking of taking a bus to KL, stay 1 nite, take train to Penang, then fly back. Any advise on this route?
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Old 24-12-2018, 04:53 PM   #2120
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4 hours on the ETS. For this you need to make your way to Butterworth, best by ferry from Georgetown. For the coach, try for one that gets you from Georgetown (Komtar) into KL Sentral (not TBS). Unless you have lots of time, go for some place nearer than KL.
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Old 25-12-2018, 02:16 PM   #2121
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Could someone pls advise me, I am going Penang from Wed night to next Mon. Is it better to get the roaming from local telco with 1gb per day, or get a Malaysia sim card when I reach Penang? Do the bus terminal sell the sim card? Reception is the same for both local sim and Malaysia sim?

If my coach departs at 9pm, roughly what time will I reach the next day?
The normal travelling time from KL to Penang island or Butterworth is about 5 hours. Some bus expresses in various places to drop off passengers. In KL Sentral and TBS sell local sim cards and top up.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:30 AM   #2122
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Just booked my tix to Penang in late Nov for 7N as a large chunk of my miles are expiring.. Probably good to include 1D out to Ipoh? Can take bus?
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:54 AM   #2123
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Just booked my tix to Penang in late Nov for 7N as a large chunk of my miles are expiring.. Probably good to include 1D out to Ipoh? Can take bus?
Can add Hat Yai too.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:27 AM   #2124
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2.5hrs drive/trip to ipoh. Recommend u stay 1N at ipoh. Can go their hot spring theme park at lost world@tambun in the evening, quite nice.

Just booked my tix to Penang in late Nov for 7N as a large chunk of my miles are expiring.. Probably good to include 1D out to Ipoh? Can take bus?
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:39 AM   #2125
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Just booked my tix to Penang in late Nov for 7N as a large chunk of my miles are expiring.. Probably good to include 1D out to Ipoh? Can take bus?
1D is not sufficient to visit Ipoh properly. You can do better with Taiping which is nearer to Penang and smaller. Hatyai is too far out.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:09 PM   #2126
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1D is not sufficient to visit Ipoh properly. You can do better with Taiping which is nearer to Penang and smaller. Hatyai is too far out.
Hatyai is 3hr+, can fly back sg from there, why not.
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:12 PM   #2127
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From Singapore to Penang,any good night bus to recommend? Plane is very expensive.

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Old 09-01-2019, 05:33 PM   #2128
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From Singapore to Penang,any good night bus to recommend? Plane is very expensive.

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Air ticket around $100, if you wait for promo, price may be lower. Take bus, butts very painful
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:43 PM   #2129
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Air ticket around $100, if you wait for promo, price may be lower. Take bus, butts very painful
Agree. Penang by plane is much better.. Have to take cab from airport to town though...
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:49 PM   #2130
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From Singapore to Penang,any good night bus to recommend? Plane is very expensive.

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jetstar just had their promo on Friday ...
Fri all timings for Sin to Penang
Sun, all timings for Penang to Sin ...
The price is $68 taxes in two way nett... For travel on selected period

After the 1st day of the promo , their sunday arrival flight pen to sin, mostly sold out for selected dates ...
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