PENANG BRIDGE, Penang
You can try waiting for the Rapid Penang Bus 704 or 705 leaving Komtar terminus. I waited and waited but it never came. Who knows, you may be luckier than I.
If the bus doesn't come, you can haggle with a taxi driver for a reasonable price to take you there and back again just so that you can tell everyone that you have done it! That's what my friends did. Be prepared! Don't use the meter in case there is a jam on the bridge. Seems that jams on the bridge are normal daily events.
The Penang Bridge is a 13.5km long bridge stretching from Seberang Prai on the mainland to Gelugor on the island, this is one of many architectural wonder in Malaysia.
When my visit in Penang, the weather is not good, to smoky....
Penang Bridge was officially opened to traffic on September 14, 1985. The total length of the bridge is 13.5 km (8.4 miles), making it the longest bridge in Malaysia as and the fourth-longest in Southeast Asia and the ninth longest bridge in the world.
All the pictures shown here was taken before the bridge opened for traffic.
When 1980's when the Penang Bridge was opened, photographers took photo of the bridge from different angles and the many of them, especially the night bridge photos were made to postcards.
At the 1980's, travellers can easily parked their vehicles at the side and stood up on the bridge divider to have a solo or even group photo, at that time, the traffic were much much lesser than now.
Today, the traffic flow on the bridge is always busy, it is a serious traffic offend if you stop not because of emergency.
To travelers who want to take photo of Penang Bridge, get ready your camera, ask the driver to slow down a little bit, take a few snaps at the angles you wish. Remember to keep driving.
This is a real story. People stay in penang island needs to travel by ferry to get to the other side of the main land a few years ago.
One year, a member of legislative body in penang proposed to build a bridge across two pieces of land. This proposal was treated as a joke by the opposition and the opposition said: if you could build the bridge, i will jump from the bridge!
Now the bridge is here giving conveniency to people from both sides, this story was forgotten by most of the people except my mother at home..haha
It was officially opened by our visionary Prime Minister, Dato' Dr. Mahathir in 1985. It ranks as the longest bridge in Asia and 5th largest in the world. The Penang Bridge costs RM 800 million and took 5 years to build. Before the bridge was built, people depended upon ferry services to cross the Penang Straits.
THE PENANG BRIDGE is a 13.5 km long bridge stretching from Seberang Prai on the mainland to Gelugor on the island, this is one of many architectural wonder in Malaysia and was officially opened in September 1988, offering a beautiful view of the open sea, ships and a sprawling coastline.
The Penang Bridge is 8 1/2 miles across, the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. It was opened for traffic on 1 Sept., 1985.
We had to go across the bridge to get to the Bird Park.
If your eyesights are not failing u, then u should be able to see the Penang Bridge from Penang Hill.
Measuring 13.5 km and was opened on 15 september 1988.
Considerated one of the longest bridge in asia, it is the only way to the mainland besides the ferry and air travel.