Penang Island is known as the Pearl of the Orient also famous for its soft sandy beaches and the food capital of Malaysia. So I decided to take a trip to go there and wanted to share with you my experience.

For this trip, we decided to go to Penang Island from Kuala Lumpur by taking Plusliner bus at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). We decided to search and booked our ticket online at BusOnlineTicket.com. Ticket booking was done easily and we got the booking confirmation from BusOnlineTicket.com almost immediately after we made the payment.

Ticket booking at BusOnlineTicket.com

When we reached at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), we went to Plusliner ticket counter to check in. We passed the booking confirmation from the BusOnlineTicket.com to the counter staff to exchange for the Plusliner bus ticket.

Plusliner ticket counter
The ticket counter

Everything in the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) was nice and clean. Many people were waiting patiently for the bus even though it was still early in the morning.

Level 2 in Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
The departure gate at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Bus ticket counter at Level 3 in Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Waiting for the bus at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

The ticket price to Penang Island is RM38.50. The departure time for the bus was at 7.30 am and it arrived according to the schedule. Plusliner bus also has good reputation as one of the safest and most reliable coach companies. The air conditioner worked fine and we had a comfortable ride throughout the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Island.

The Plusliner ticket bus ticket
Plusliner Bus

At 12.00 pm, we arrived at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. Sungai Nibong is best known as the site of the annual Penang Festival, most popularly called “Pesta Pulau Pinang” in Malay. Meanwhile, Georgetown Penang has dozens of heritage building to visit around the old part of the city.

Kapitan Keling Mosque in Penang
The heritage building, Penang Island
The trishaws at Sungai Nibong
The heritage building, Penang Island

ISLANDER LODGE HOTEL

Islander Lodge is located at Georgetown, 1.1 km from Penang Times Square. All sites and attractions in Georgetown is a short walk away from this hotel. So, it was easier for me to walk around and find a nice place to visit.

Islander Lodge Hotel
Islander Logder Hotel Interior

UPSIDE DOWN MUSEUM

The Upside Down Museum was opened to the public on 8 August 2015. When you walk through the Upside Down Museum, it is like going around an upside down house and it is very exciting to go there.


Upside Down Museum

PENANG ROAD FAMOUS TEOCHEW CHENDUL

A trip to Penang Island is not complete if you do not try this famous chendul. We went to Lebuh Keng Kwee at Georgetown, where the famous stall called “Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul” is located, selling what many reviews claimed as the best chendul in Penang Island. Everyone must try the Penang food especially the chendul and see for yourself why it is so famous.

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

In Penang Island, the collection of the street arts is also one of the main attractions that look simple, but the artworks are actually pretty impressive. Visitors who came to visit the street arts took many photos with the mural especially the world famous “Little Children on a Bicycle” mural which was hand-painted by a renowned artist called Ernest Zacharevic.

Little Children on a Bicycle mural
The boy and girl on a bicycle mural
Trishaw Vendor in Penang Island
A guy in a shirt designed with a Malaysian flag

The trip to Penang was so fun and I am looking forward to visit Penang again next time with my friends and family. Booking online has also made the trip easier since I can plan and book my tickets in advance at BusOnlineTicket.com. I do not have to worry if the ticket for my desired departure time is sold out.

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