Been busy! Huhhh… I better post something bout my Penang trip before I got myself carried away with the moving-files thingy. Pindah department! Department cleaning la apa lagiii..
It was my 2nd trip to Penang.
We planned the trip a week after our Pangkor Escape. This time they wanted to bring along the kiddos!
It will be long weekend during the trip, so we need to do the booking earlier, both hotel & bus/ETS. Yup… ETS - Electric Train Service!
To make it short, here’s the journey schedule…
6am : ETS KL – Ipoh (2h 20mins). RM35 Adult / RM22 Child. Ticket purchase a week earlier. Comfortable!
|Some view along the way...|
8.20am : Arrival at Ipoh. Took taxi to Terminal Amanjaya. 20mins drive. RM25/trip.
12noon : Bus Ipoh – Butterworth (2 hours 30 mins). Bus originally scheduled at 11am. *sigh* I advise you to book online! Much cheaper! The bus fare supposed RM15+ adult / RM11+ child, however we have to pay for RM25 (both adult & child) at the counter. It was peak season! Lousy bus we had! Grrrr…
At Butterworth, we straight away purchased our returning to KL bus tix. Takut pula habis tiket bas. Butterworth-KL, Plusliner bus RM34.60.
3.15pm : Ferry Butterworth – Georgetown. About 20mins journey. Ferry fare RM1.20. Btw, ferry from Georgetown to Butterworth is FOC. The only issue is the machines only accept old coins! But of coz you can change for new coins at the counter. The ferry has been improvised since my first time ride in 2012. It has sitting area for passengers at the centre.
3.45pm : Bus from ferry terminal to Batu Ferringhi. Bus fare RM2.70/passenger. Bus no 101 to Teluk Bahang ya! It was quite jammed in Georgetown. Took us an hour to reach Batu Ferringhi.
|Penat pun tapi tetap tunjuk muka ceria! LOL|
We stayed at Mutiara Apartment. Pre-booked via booking.com. A 3-bedrooms apartment with balcony. RM230/nite. Ok la kan? Plus, walking distance to the beach & nite market.
Had our late lunch, headed to the beach. Sempat beli beach pants. Heheh.. The kids enjoy themselves so much. I wish I can bring along my kids. Huhuhu… Unfortunately, Lin’s son lost his hp. Hmmm…
|Love the sunset!|
Back to apartment before we went out again for dinner & jalan-jalan nite market… No photos at nite. Huhuhu...
Exhauted… ETS - Taxi - Bus - Ferry - Bus... Luckily, the kids were all giving good cooperation to the low-energy moms. Hehehe...
Day 2 coming next...