In Pangkor we were picked up by a pink teksi that took us to the jeti.
One of the fun parts of being in Malaysia was their language, which often translated straight into English if you sounded the words out.
This is the ferry terminal at the Jeti (Jetty) Pangkor in Malaysia. We would be sailing to B’Worth (Butterworth) in the province of Penang and from there take a small hop over to Georgetown on the island opposite. With such English-sounding town names like this I guess I’m not so surprised at all the almost-English words. The Kaunter Tiket (Ticket Counter) at Mesra Feri (Ferry).A different view of the dock.My first sight of the ferries at the dock made me want to burst into the song, “we all live in a yellow submarine”. This is a smaller yellow ferry viewed from the front.Boarding the long yellow ferry.Going into the interior – there were no exterior decks on this boat. Signage inside the ferry; not sure what a ‘Keluar’ is but it’s on both sides of the ferry and not a deck as this ferry didn’t have any outdoor seating. Once back across to the mainland we took a three hour bus ride, which was basically palm oil plantations all the way.
We arrived in Butterworth, the mainland counterpart of Georgetown, and then hopped on a small ferry just across the water.
Buying tickets at Kaunter (Counter) No. 6 in the ferry terminal. We would be taking a Germuda Ekspres (Express) to finish our trip in Georgetown, on the island portion of Penang province.More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
Wow. Great travelogue. ‘Off the beaten path!’
Our method of travelling ‘off the cuff’ still worked quite well in 2011. It will be interesting to go back and see what’s changed.
How funny Elizabeth – they really were very close to English. Loved the Yellow Submarine analogy!
When a big pink ‘teksi’ takes you to a long yellow ‘feri’ – hey that’s almost a line from a song too!
Interesting language “quirk”, for sure. A friend of mine worked in Malaysia for a few years, and he also has some interesting stories of the life and people of the country.
Each country in Asia was so very different – it was quite fun to experience all the differences…
Fun and interesting with the language! Loved the Yellow submarine…