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|Written by Administrator III|
|Tuesday, 10 February 2009 04:41|
Penang Ferry began its operations in 1920, making it the oldest ferry service in Malaysia. These iconic ferries ply between the Seberang Perai mainland and Penang island, ferrying both passengers and vehicles to and from the island.
The 15 minute ferry ride allows visitors to enjoy the spectacular view of Penang island and serves as a reliable mode of transportation to and from the island.
Originally painted in a ubiquitous betel nut orange colour, with the government’s initiative, the ferries have been beautifully and brightly painted as a project to beautify the ferries.
A fleet of eight ferries, named after the many beautiful islands in Malaysia, the ferries are named Pulau Pinang, Pulau Payar, Pulau Angsa, Pulau Kapas, Pulau Rimau, Pulau Undan, Pulau Rawa and Pulau Talang-Talang ply the waters. Penang Port is unique, in that it is the only port in Malaysia that runs a ferry service, linking Georgetown on Penang Island (Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda) and Butterworth on the mainland (Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim)
Today, Penang Port Sdn. Bhd. (PPSB) manages the ferry service.
PPSB operates a fleet of eight ferries, with the first ferry departure from Butterworth at 0600 hours, with the last at 0030 hours; and the first departure from Penang Island at 0530 hour, with the last at 0100 hour.
Head Ferry Unit
Manager - Business and Administration
Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda (Penang Island)
Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim (Butterworth)
*Photo courtesy Life Publishers Berhad
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 01:54|