Alex and I were away for a short vacation again last week. We only have 5days 4 night, hence we opt for a short trip to Penang.
I’ve been to Penang roughly about 5 years ago, that was when I had my graduation trip with a bunch of friend. So this is my second visit to Penang, definitely our mission is only aiming on FOOD.
Alex got the bus ticket earlier from LCCT. We took TRANSNASIONAL express bus from Pudu (KL) to Penang the next morning.
Bus fare: Rm35 – business coach, with 3 seats per row.
The 5 hours journey is not so long as compared to the journey from Miri to Sibu or Sibu to Kuching. This is much more comfortable, as we have so many gadget on the go. It so easy to kill the time.
We have internet 3g on the go, can update facebook. Ipod for music, and my spider web-Nokia 5800 fitted nicely on the seat, just for us to watch Fast and Furious 4.
YAY, this is the first time Alex cross the Penang bridge, must capture it down.
We reached Sg. Nibong bus terminal, Penang around 1.30pm. As a backpacker, we prefer to wait for a local bus that connect us to TUNE hotel downtown Penang. The truth is, we can save the taxi fares and allowed us to eat more local delicacies.
We went to ask one of a Rapid bus driver on where to get the T304 bus to our hotel. From his kind advice, we were asked to go to the opposite way, and the bus will pass by there.
After an hour of waiting for the Rapid bus T304, we start to frown!!
Why? Why? Why don’t we get a taxi and direct reach hotel? Why should we trust that driver??? Why don’t we just wait at the bus terminal?? Why do we want to wait by the roadside?
Thanks so much to the shed.
I don’t care, I trust with my research, its impossible that we will missed the bus.
Buses and buses pass by but there’s still no avail.
We almost gone crazy…and finally.. the bus is here.
Rapid bus: T304
Destination: Jalan Burma (Tune Hotel)
To be honest, the bus driver are very helpful and friendly towards the tourist. We reached our hotel safely without any hassle. Tune Hotel Downtown penang has a great location that is easy to reach.
I heart tune hotel!!
Coming up next. Are you ready to join us for food hunt????
More info on Penang.