Travel from Kuala Perlis to Penang by Bus
Journey from Kuala Perlis to Penang via bus has an approximate duration of 2 hours and 45 minutes over a distance of about 175km, depending on the traffic condition and weather. On CatchThatBus mobile app or website, you may choose from three departure times – 9:30am, 3pm, or 7:30pm – from Kuala Perlis Bus Stop (Hentian Bas Kuala Perlis) to Terminal Sungai Nibong, Penang. The bus operator, Plusliner, is set to ensure travellers’ comfort with its fully air-conditioned buses equipped with reclining seats and spacious legroom.
Things to do in Penang
One of the most popular tourism attractions in Malaysia, there are so many things to do in the island! Be transported back in time at Fort Cornwallis where you can see the wall erected roughly 10 feet high, remaining original structures built over a century ago including a chapel, prison cells, ammunitions storage area, a harbour light once used to signal incoming ships, the original flagstaff, and several old bronze cannons. While you’re there, try the mee sotong at the Kota Selera Hawker Center in Padang Kota Lama.
Alternatively, to relish the refreshing sea breeze, head on to the most popular beach in Penang – Batu Ferringhi. Take the Penang Hill Railway to Bukit Bendera or hike to enjoy the scenic view dating back to the 19th century and the bird’s-eye view of Georgetown.
Learn more about culture by visiting Kek Lok Si, arguably the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Pinang Peranakan Mansion is another interesting venue incorporating various Chinese architecture. The unique townhouse is filled with more than 1,000 antiques and collectibles.
What to eat in Penang?
Hailed as the “food paradise” of Malaysia, never leave Penang without a visit to Gurney Drive. All kinds of Penang’s specialties are served here, from the street to high-end cuisine. Rows of hawker stalls and food courts offer endless choices to suit your tastebud. Try Penang laksa, Bak Kut Teh, nasi lemak, dim sum, pasembor, and of course, the dish that needs no introduction – char kuey tiaw.
Another dish that is famed throughout the country, but not quite yet reaches the same level with the original, is nasi kandar. Join the long queue at Nasi Kandar Line Clear on Penang Road, you won’t even be counting the calories or minding the sweat under the sun.
Nightlife in Penang is vibrant and exciting. Hotspots include Upper Penang Road, Three Sixty Degree Skybar, 32 at the Mansion, China House on Victoria Street, Jammin’ along Weld Quay, and Bora Bora in Batu Ferringhi.