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Old 29-09-2009, 09:15 AM   #61
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If drive from SG to Penang will take how long ?
(Avg. speed 110km)
with budget airline, think taking this is more worthwhile
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Old 29-09-2009, 01:45 PM   #62
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with budget airline, think taking this is more worthwhile
different feel
take flight is the fastest way to reach but driving got another kind of fun too
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Old 29-09-2009, 03:42 PM   #63
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different feel
take flight is the fastest way to reach but driving got another kind of fun too
quite tiring to drive bah?
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Old 30-09-2009, 12:47 PM   #64
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quite tiring to drive bah?
If 7 hours I think that's ok since I drove to Genting highland is about 5 to 6 hours.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:21 AM   #65
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hi, booked air ticket from malaysia air line, cost $462 for 2 adult and 1 kid. any recom on which hotel to stay? first time there and staying there for 3 night. also ask again if take a taxi to hotel area, what is the cost? by metre or fix sum?

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Old 01-10-2009, 06:47 PM   #66
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hi, booked air ticket from malaysia air line, cost $462 for 2 adult and 1 kid. any recom on which hotel to stay? first time there and staying there for 3 night. also ask again if take a taxi to hotel area, what is the cost? by metre or fix sum?

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Where to stay? very much depends on what sort of holiday you are looking for over there. BEach is kind kind of thing, then look for beach resort along Ferringgi area (night market in this area). Bit of shopping and makan convenient, may be around Guney area... Think there is a Gurney Plaza very close to the famous Gurney Drive makan place open at night next to the sea. There is a 4 Star hotel nearby. There is also something like a hawker centre near this hotel.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:46 AM   #67
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Hi, thinking of visiting Penang in Jan. More of eating and light shopping. Not too into the beaches. Just wondering which website you all book your hotels from. Also, i'm thinking of taking a coach from Singapore or Larkin. I think Larkin would be cheaper right? But would that few bucks be worth the hassle? Anyone tried taking from Larkin?
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:14 PM   #68
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Hi, thinking of visiting Penang in Jan. More of eating and light shopping. Not too into the beaches. Just wondering which website you all book your hotels from. Also, i'm thinking of taking a coach from Singapore or Larkin. I think Larkin would be cheaper right? But would that few bucks be worth the hassle? Anyone tried taking from Larkin?
From larkin, buses usually depart around 9 or 10pm. they will go to tmn ungku tun aminah and tmn sri putri to pick up more passengers if there's still space, before heading to NS highway. Bus drivers like to delay here and there. Most likely you'll have to cross the causeway around 7 or 8pm, which is the peak hour jam time. They are most likely to drop some passengers along Ipoh and/or Taiping (exit highway go to the town, then go back to highway), depends on the passengers' destination. I tried on Betong Ekspres and Grassland. By the way, Grassland in JB is fake one. So far, I've only tried these 2 companies, I don't want to try the 3rd time, no point lah. Reach PG very shag, tired.

From SG, buses will use 2nd link. I tried on Sri Maju once, depart on time (830pm), no jam on 2nd link, all the way smooth, no dropping of passengers at ipoh/taiping, but the bus will drop passengers along juru toll, megamal, butterworth, before crossing over to the island. Reached the island's Sungai Nibong bus terminal around 6am. SG pay in SGD, MY pay in RM, that's the difference. But same thing again, reach PG very shag, tired.

The choice is yours. For me, I will choose budget airline. Sometimes the air ticket can be cheaper than bus ticket.
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From larkin, buses usually depart around 9 or 10pm. they will go to tmn ungku tun aminah and tmn sri putri to pick up more passengers if there's still space, before heading to NS highway. Bus drivers like to delay here and there. Most likely you'll have to cross the causeway around 7 or 8pm, which is the peak hour jam time. They are most likely to drop some passengers along Ipoh and/or Taiping (exit highway go to the town, then go back to highway), depends on the passengers' destination. I tried on Betong Ekspres and Grassland. By the way, Grassland in JB is fake one. So far, I've only tried these 2 companies, I don't want to try the 3rd time, no point lah. Reach PG very shag, tired.

From SG, buses will use 2nd link. I tried on Sri Maju once, depart on time (830pm), no jam on 2nd link, all the way smooth, no dropping of passengers at ipoh/taiping, but the bus will drop passengers along juru toll, megamal, butterworth, before crossing over to the island. Reached the island's Sungai Nibong bus terminal around 6am. SG pay in SGD, MY pay in RM, that's the difference. But same thing again, reach PG very shag, tired.

The choice is yours. For me, I will choose budget airline. Sometimes the air ticket can be cheaper than bus ticket.
May i know which budget airline are you referring to? I've search several, they seem to all add up to be more expansive then coach ride.
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May i know which budget airline are you referring to? I've search several, they seem to all add up to be more expansive then coach ride.
Its depending on the flight date and respective budget airline's promotion period. Book earlier = cheaper ticket.
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also ask again if take a taxi to hotel area, what is the cost? by metre or fix sum?

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If you are taking the cab from the airport, there is a counter at the arrival hall. Last year, i took from the airport to Georgetown and it cost me RM38 per cab (irregardless of the one or 4 person)

Else, taking cab within the island is by fixed amount. Just have to bargain before you board.

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Old 05-10-2009, 11:35 PM   #72
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If you are taking the cab from the airport, there is a counter at the arrival hall. Last year, i took from the airport Georgetown and it cost me RM38 per cab (irregardless of the one ot 4 person)

Else, taking cab within the island is by fixed amount. Just have to bargain before you board.
must be the case in Msia everywhere... (sorry) but might be taking a bus to airport from Georgetown on departing day
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May i know which budget airline are you referring to? I've search several, they seem to all add up to be more expansive then coach ride.
Its depending on the flight date and respective budget airline's promotion period. Book earlier = cheaper ticket.
I booked AirAsia + Tune hotel + ferry fr a/p to Hotel = <$250 for 4D/3N!
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #74
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any 3 to 4 star hotel to recom? perfer near shopping area, (but not those high end shopping centre)

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