Romancing Penang’s Ferry

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This August, some bright minds will transform the ferry walkway into a platform connecting the people of Seberang Perai with the island in more ways than one.

A cultural festival in Butterworth? Sounds swell!

There have even been cases of fringe festivals eclipsing the main festival itself (Edinburgh Fringe Festival comes to mind). Generally, the two complement each other the way Penang Island complements its mainland half and vice versa – through diversity and a shared history.

For an islander like me, this provides an excuse to head over to gorge on the delicacies there… which brings me to our beloved ferries. In pre-bridge years, for many Penangites on both sides of the strait, the only way across was in fact by ferry.


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