Penang 2014 (Sep)

While the hubby had to go overseas for work for a month, my mother-in-law and I went on a short trip to Penang via train...just the 2 of us. :)

Here are the trains which I've booked via KTM railway website.

2335-0650 JB Sentral station to KL Sentral station.
(2 upper berths, costs total RM78)

1550-2220 KL Sentral station to Butterworth station.
(2 Premier seats, costs total RM134)

2150-0540 Butterworth station to KL Sentral station
(1 upper berth, and 1 lower berth, costs total RM86)

1420-2140 KL Sentral station to Singapore's Woodlands railway station.
(2 Premier seats, costs total RM136)

Here is a more detailed itinerary for this trip:

24/9: (Blog Entry)
2200: Arrived at Woodland's Railway station to purchase train ticket (SGD11 each) for just Woodlands to JB Sentral (this way, we board the train at Woodlands instead of from JB Sentral, they usually don't sell this short portion of the journey online)
2330 Boarded train at Woodlands Railway station

25/9: (Blog Entry)
0820 Arrival at KL Sentral station (train was late in arriving KL Sentral, was supposed to arrive at 0650am)
0900-1000 Breakfast at a coffeeshop (opposite YMCA) somewhat near NU Sentral shopping mall.
1000-1005 Took a taxi to Chinatown (Petaling St)
1010-1245 Walk through Petaling street and Central Market
1245-1250 Took taxi back to Nu Sentral shopping mall (next to KL Sentral station).
1300-1500 Had coffee, shopped, and bought some food from NU Sentral shopping mall.
1500-1550 Waited for boarding at KL Sentral station
1550-2220 KL Sentral station to Butterworth station.
2240-2300 Took ferry from Butterworth to Penang Georgetown.
2315-2320 Took a cab from ferry terminal to our hotel (Ren I Tang).

26/9: (Blog Entry)
Explored Georgetown on foot.
Visited Camera Museum

27/9: (Blog Entry)
Visited Clan Jetties of Penang.
Walked through Lebuh Armenian street.
Had lunch at Joo Hooi Cafe
Shopped at Komtar and Prangin Mall
Took taxi to hotel to collect luggage, then to ferry terminal.
2040-2100 Took ferry to Butterworth
2150-0540 Butterworth station to KL Sentral station

28/9: (Blog Entry)
0540 Arrival at KL Sentral station
0600 Checked in at hotel, and rested in the room.
1200-1215 Took taxi from hotel to Mid Valley Megamall
1215-1645 Lunch and Shopping at Mid Valley Megamall
1645-1700 Took taxi back to hotel
1700 onwards, relax at hotel room.

29/9: (Blog Entry)
1300-1400 Collected our luggage, went to buy some snacks and lunch for the train ride.
1445 Train departed from KL Sentral station
Around 1600 Train stopped for nearly 4hrs due to engine problems.
Around 1950 Train resumed.
Around 0115 Arrival at Singapore's Woodlands checkpoint railway station (originally supposed to arrive around 9pm plus)

Hotels where we stayed for this trip:
25/9 and 26/9 (2 nights): Ren I Tang at Georgetown, Penang.
28/9: Aloft hotel at KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

1 comment:

  1. Hello :) I tried doing the same... going to Johor to book a train to KL but it keeps saying invalid... can u help me out?