To go to Penang Island from my house in Perak you have to take a 2 and a half hour coach ride to Butterworth Ferry/Bus Terminal and then a 10-minute ferry ride to Penang Weld Quay.
I hadn't been back to Penang by bus since graduation last year and I was so confused when I disembarked at the new Temporary Transport Terminal of Penang Sentral (TTTPS) at Butterworth on Feb 26. Later I learned that the terminal had been relocated due to the construction of Penang Sentral project which is aimed to be completed in 2017.
I was not the only one that wasn't aware of the move though. In fact, dozens of complaints from ferry commuters and taxi drivers about the inconvenience of TTTPS were received according to the local papers. Luckily I got to skip taking the ferry to get to the island as my dad who works in Butterworth was coming to pick me up after work.
Before sending me over to my new flat in Penang we rested at my dad's lodging for a while and then we had a simple dinner in Raja Uda.
I took the opportunity to make a quick trip to George town before I started working officially so I could get my films developed and these are the last two photos taken right there to finish up the second roll. Not one single camera shop there had ISO 400 films ready stock (they say ISO 200 will do for most occasions but well I wanna try new films!) so it's Kodak Gold 200 again in my film camera now.
All photos taken with Canon EOS 500 & Fujifilm Superia 200