The Straits of Malacca sea which separates the island and the mainland region of Penang.
A view of George Town coastline from the Penang Bridge.
View from the Penang Bridge, of George Town with the Komtar tower standing tall in the horizon.
At a vantage point on Penang Hill.
Constructed in 1982 and completed in 1985, the Penang Bridge connects the Penang island (Gelugor area) and its mainland (Seberang Prai area) at the peninsular with more than 65,000 vehicles traveling across it daily. The tolled bridge’s fees is only paid when heading to the island. There is no charge for leaving the island. After construction works of Penang Bridge were completed in 1985, Penang Island became the first and only island in Malaysia to be connected to the mainland through land transport.
Penang Bridge International Marathon is an international and widely popular event held annually. During this special day, the bridge will be closed completely.
The ferry service is the only water transportation for traveling from the Mainland of Penang to the island. Besides using the Penang bridge, one can alternatively travel across the Straits of Malacca with the ferry, and at the same time enjoying the views at sea.