The Pangkor Ferry to Penang in Malaysia

In Pangkor we were picked up by a pink teksi that took us to the jeti.

A pink TEKSI (taxi) waiting to take us to our resort in Pangkor, Malaysia

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 ferry terminal at the Jeti (jetty) Pangkor in MalaysiaThe Kaunter Tiket (Ticket Counter) at Mesra Feri (Ferry).ferry terminal at the Jeti (jetty) Pangkor in MalaysiaA different view of the dock.View from the ferry at the jeti (dock) in Pangkor, MalaysiaMy 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.Long yellow ferry at the jeti (dock) in Pangkor, MalaysiaBoarding the long yellow ferry.Boarding the yellow ferry at the jeti (dock) in Pangkor, MalaysiaGoing into the interior – there were no exterior decks on this boat. Inside the long yellow ferry in Pangkor, MalaysiaSignage 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. ferry terminal at the Jeti (jetty) Pangkor in MalaysiaOnce 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.Buying tickets at counter #6 in the ferry terminal at the Jeti (jetty) Pangkor in MalaysiaMore of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

7 responses to “The Pangkor Ferry to Penang in Malaysia

  1. 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.

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