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Old 20-09-2009, 12:39 PM   #46
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how to go to Kek Lo Si from Georgetown?

i decided go by my own after some exchange of emails with THE AGENT had me realized they might screw up as they dont seem get a clue of my query (long story)
Take rapid penang's 201, 203, 204 and 502. Alight at Air Itam town and walk to Kek Lok Si's entrance, 201, 203 and 502 will not passby the entrance, so you gotta ask the bus driver if you not sure. Only 204 will passby the entrance, but the frequency is . Air Itam town are one way roads.

These buses don't terminate at Air Itam, they will carry on until Paya Terubong, Balik Pulau and Penang Hill respectively.
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Old 20-09-2009, 12:44 PM   #47
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entrance of kek lok si temple


203 bus
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Old 21-09-2009, 04:43 PM   #48
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Take rapid penang's 201, 203, 204 and 502. Alight at Air Itam town and walk to Kek Lok Si's entrance, 201, 203 and 502 will not passby the entrance, so you gotta ask the bus driver if you not sure. Only 204 will passby the entrance, but the frequency is . Air Itam town are one way roads.

These buses don't terminate at Air Itam, they will carry on until Paya Terubong, Balik Pulau and Penang Hill respectively.
Thanks.. just wonder the local called that place "Kek Lo Si"?? I mean if I met a non-Chinese bus driver, how would I tell him/her it's "Kek Lo Si" I'm going thanks
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Old 21-09-2009, 09:32 PM   #49
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kek lok si is a very famous tourist destination, they'll know one.
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Old 21-09-2009, 09:49 PM   #50
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Take rapid penang's 201, 203, 204 and 502. Alight at Air Itam town and walk to Kek Lok Si's entrance, 201, 203 and 502 will not passby the entrance, so you gotta ask the bus driver if you not sure. Only 204 will passby the entrance, but the frequency is . Air Itam town are one way roads.

These buses don't terminate at Air Itam, they will carry on until Paya Terubong, Balik Pulau and Penang Hill respectively.
kek lok si is a very famous tourist destination, they'll know one.
Thanks... the KOMTAR bus terminal got this bus you mentioned? thanks
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Old 21-09-2009, 11:30 PM   #51
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yes, komtar bus terminal got these buses. but when returning from air itam/kek lok si to komtar, the buses will not enter komtar bus terminal, they will passby penang road only (beside komtar), then head to jetty (ferry terminal to butterworth).

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Old 22-09-2009, 12:11 AM   #52
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yes, komtar bus terminal got these buses. but when returning from air itam/kek lok si to komtar, the buses will not enter komtar bus terminal, they will passby penang road only (beside komtar), then head to jetty (ferry terminal to butterworth).

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Thanks alot for your info
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Old 28-09-2009, 08:34 AM   #53
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Hi all,

i am also going to Penang come December. Still fretting over the hotel rooms.

Going via Airasia, tickets were kinda cheap. $159/pax (inclusive of seat selection, the more spacious seats)

Any hotels to recommend?

I was reading through tripadvisor and thought Sunway was kinda good. Bayview has quite a number of bad comments though.
hi like to check with you guys, if go by air, after reaching the panang airport, easy and cheap to get to hotal area?

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Old 28-09-2009, 11:48 AM   #54
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If drive from SG to Penang will take how long ?
(Avg. speed 110km)
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Old 28-09-2009, 06:53 PM   #55
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bus will take about 9 hours (with 2 breaks), so car will take 7 hours including breaks?
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Old 28-09-2009, 06:55 PM   #56
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hi like to check with you guys, if go by air, after reaching the panang airport, easy and cheap to get to hotal area?

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if your hotel is located at town area, it would be about 20 minutes by taxi. or about 1 hour by rapid penang bus.

if your hotel is located at batu ferrenghi, it would take more coz its further up north after town.
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Old 28-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #57
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hi like to check with you guys, if go by air, after reaching the panang airport, easy and cheap to get to hotal area?

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when i was there in august, i took 401 from airport to georgetown, stopped at komtar. bus ticket price was RM2.70 (the max amount for any bus ride)
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bus will take about 9 hours (with 2 breaks), so car will take 7 hours including breaks?
The direction is it same as go towards Genting but without turning to Karak highway ?
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me also did my own research there.

missed the food there
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Old 29-09-2009, 01:34 AM   #60
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when i was there in august, i took 401 from airport to georgetown, stopped at komtar. bus ticket price was RM2.70 (the max amount for any bus ride)
used to be RM2, but after fare hike its RM2.70.
nope, the max amt now is RM4, from previously RM3.00.
The direction is it same as go towards Genting but without turning to Karak highway ?
after seremban, you may like to turn at "nilai utara"interchange (signs to point to KLIA/Shah Alam/Ipoh) into elite highway and drive all the way until the end and turn to NKVE (towards sungai buloh direction), then followed by NS highway. thus, you will not have to exit any tolls from johor all the way until penang (there's a bypass for ipoh's toll plaza, where previously all vehicles must go thru the toll plaza).

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