Penang is a Malaysian state and a part of the island situated on the northwest coast of Peninsula Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. It's the eighth most densely inhabited and the second smallest state in Malaysia. Because of urbanisation and industrialisation, Penang has become one of the most developed and economically stable states in Malaysia. Emerging as a favourite tourist destination, it has a well-deserved culture, ethnicity, religion and language, which everybody loves.
Bus SystemBuses are the most common mode of transport in Penang. The Rapid Penang, the latest bus service, has transformed Penang public transportation system to a different level. Due to booming tourism, Rapid Penang has launched the Tourist Passport, which is billed at once but stays active for a week, and it provides access to all Rapid Penang buses. Penangites enjoy a bus service and a free shuttle bus known as Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transport).
TaxisTaxis in Penang are fitted with metres, which provide accurate rending for the distance covered. Most drivers avoid using metres and charge fixed fares. Therefore, tourists should stay agile while handling taxi drivers. It is always better if you fix prices before boarding onto taxis. One can also board onto shared taxis, which charge low fares.
RailThe state is served by 34.9km of rail track within its border. The Keretapi Tanah Melayu serves the Butterworth railway station. There are daily trains from Hat Yai, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. A journey from Bangkok to Butterworth is the most luxurious experience. Butterworth is a major station for trains coming from Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The International Express runs daily between Butterworth and Bangkok.
Car RentalThe journey becomes more enjoyable when you rent a car in Penang. Car rental is relatively inexpensive in the city. Hire a car with a sitting capacity of five people at affordable rates and get total freedom and flexibility in the journey. Penang has the right-hand side of driving. The speed limit varies from 60km (city roads) to 110km on the highways and expressways. The city has well-managed parking areas.
|Police & Ambulance||999|
|Welcome to Malaysia||Selamat datang Ke Malaysia|
|Please sit down||Sila duduk|
|Please come in||Sila masuk|
|Excuse me||Sila beri jalan|
|Thank you||Terima kasih|
|Good morning||Selamat Pagi|
|Good evening||Selamat petang|
|Good night||Selamat malam|
|Good bye||Selamat tinggal|
|Excuse me||Sila beri jalan|
|My name is||Nama saya ialah|
|I come from||Saya dating dari|
|Can you speak Bahasa Malaysia||Boleh cakap Melayu|
|Where are you going||Pergi ke mana|
|I like it here||Saya suka berada di sini|
|Turn right||Belok kanan|
|Turn left||Belok kiri|
|Please stop here||Sila berhenti di sini|
|How much||Berapa harga|
|Can you reduce the price||Boleh kurang?|
|That's too expensive||Mahal sangat|
|I would like to change money||Saya hendak tukar duit/wang|
|Wait a minute||Tunggu sekejap|
|Where is the toilet||Di mana tandas...?|
|In the back||di belakang|
|What time does the bus leave||Pukul berapa bas bertolak|
|What time is it||Jam berapa|
|One thirty or half past one||Pukul satu setengah|