As part of Penang government’s effort to promote cycling, the Link Bike Sharing System was introduced by the Penang Island City Council in 2016 to provide a convenient bicycle-sharing system for the public. One can simply pick up a bicycle from any station and then return it to other stations which will be located at 25 strategic places in George Town. The system also provides an alternative to sight-seeing George Town and to use the service, one can just simply download its app and follow the instruction.
For more info, do visit the LinkBike site: https://www.linkbike.my/.
Several old traditional Penang trishaws parked alongside the pavement of Penang Road, George Town. This is a popular rest spot for trishaw riders, and the large trishaw art mural can be seen across the road from here.
A blue ferry arriving at the Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal at Weld Quay, George Town.
The Penang Ferry Service is the oldest ferry service in Malaysia. Located at the eastern coast of the island, the Penang ferry service connects Raja Tun Uda ferry terminal at Weld Quay at George Town in Penang Island with the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in the mainland.
Tourists on a trishaw at Farquhar Street, George Town.
A trishaw resting under the shade of a tree by the roadside of Light Street in George Town.
A Penang ferry leaving the mainland terminal.
A couple of months back, the Penang Hop-On Hop-Off bus service was launched to promote the island’s tourism and places of attraction. Equipped with Wi-Fi, the buses feature sky view and open deck, disabled-friendly facilities and travel through routes that covers 50 major attractions on the island. For those interested in exploring the heritage sites and streets of George Town, there is the ‘City Route’ bus while those who want to enjoy the beach and natural area of the island may hop-on to the ‘Beach Route’ bus.
For MyKad holders, the tickets are RM19 for adults and RM12 for children. Tickets are valid for 24 hours.
For non-Malaysians, tickets are priced at RM45 (adults) and RM24 (children above five and below 12).
For more info such as the routes covered and tour map, please check out www.myhoponhopoff.com/.
One of the common ways to cross over the sea to the island is by using the Penang ferry service.