Kuala Lumpur to Penang

I finally got to travel by train! LoL!

So here’s what the train looks like.

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We left at 10:05PM. I didn’t sleep well. The bed was perfect size for me. It was comfy but despite the antibacterial I sprayed all over the bed and pillow, I was still itching a little while on that bed plus the train was stopping at different stations. I thought it would go straight to my destination. LoL!

After I got some sleep, I finally decided to get ready by 4:45AM because it says on my ticket it will reach at 5:25AM. I suddenly saw Butterworth Station at 5:15AM. Approximately 5 minutes before, I heard a guy was saying something but I couldn’t understand him. I guess that was to let us know we’re getting off shortly!

There were at least 5 other backpackers so I just went with them to find out where the ferry terminal is. It was just about 10 minutes walk from the train terminal. The stairs could be challenging for those with trolleys but not for me with just a backpack on.

For some reason, we only paid RM1 instead of RM1.20 posted. We boarded this weird ferry at 6AM and departed at 6:07AM.


We arrived at 6:25AM. There are buses right after the exit. I took a bus to Komtar Bus Station and paid RM1.40.

From the bus stop, I walked to my target hostel which is Kimberely House and luckily they have available bed for me.


Right beside the guest house, there’s a dimsum place. The customer said this is the best dimsum place in town so I tried it while waiting for check in. Indeed it was good for reasonable price and the staff was friendly.

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First impression? I immediately got a good vibe when I got off the ferry. Already wishing I could spend more days here in Penang.


iamryshel View All →

I am a woman consumed by wanderlust. I am outgoing but I also love to spend time alone, live for “being yourself”. I love new situations and to meet new people.

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