Penang Ferry Service
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
Despite the brown sea, I enjoy looking outside and feel the breeze. The ferry is so slow so I don't feel seasick. Despite the old condition of the ferry, there are life jackets supplied so one does not need to worry much.
I miss riding this ferry. I last rode it about 10 years ago, and since I was short, I could lie about being under 12 and get lower ticket prices.
Anyway, the ferries here are in good, clean condition and it is pretty safe as far I remembered. There's no sudden burst of movement and the person driving this thing seems to be a professional as the ride was really smooth and the winds felt really good. It was a shame that I had motion sickness at the time though but oh well, I can always ride it again.
I still remember how I was all giddy and excited to get on the ferry. We will stand at the front side of the ferry and feel the strong wind pass by. It was delightful back then and is still the same until now. It's fun to realized that I can share the same experience I had when I was little with my own kid now. And I love the whole rustic charm of this ferry.
I seldom go to the upper floor as I'm scared of height but I prefer to be at the lower deck where it's always fun to get a splash here and there at times.
MY favorite part of the ride comes when the ferry starts moving and I would get out of my car and stand by the railing to look at the Penang bridge from afar and enjoy the cool sea breeze. The Penang Ferry service is now an efficient and very reliable service and I couldn't be happier.