Tips on getting to Hotel Mingood:
From the Penang International Airport
You may get to the hotel by airport taxi which operates by coupon system . Get the coupon from its counter which is located in front of the exit door of the arrival hall. The fare is RM38.00.The ride to the hotel will take not more than 30 minutes. NEW effective 1st July 2008, Airport Bus to the City is available with RapidPenang Bus which departs from Level 1, just outside on your right of airport's departure hall.. Frequency : Every 30 Minutes. Bus Fare Only RM2.00. Good choice for those not in a hurry to get into the city.
From the Train Station
By following the signboards, it will lead you to the ferry terminal which is adjacent to the train station (5 min walk). The ferry fare is RM1.20 (subject to change). The journey to Georgetown terminal takes about 20 minutes. From the terminal, a 3 minute walk takes you to the taxi/bus stand. The taxi fare should be around RM6-8 and the journey through the streets of Georgetown should take only 10 minutes. You can also try the trishaws and the fare should not be more than RM8. (Please enquire the fare before boarding a taxi or trishaw).
You may take the RapidPenang Public bus (Fare RM1) to Penang Road and stop in front of 7/11, ie. ring the bell once to see Veenai Cinema. Hotel is about 150m from the bus-stop. (see map)
If you are driving, turn left as you come out from the ferry terminal. You are now in Jalan Pengkalan Weld. Make a right at the first right turning and you will be in Chulia Street. By driving along this street, it will lead to the end where it meets Penang Road and Argyll Road. You will see Veenai Odeon cinema right in front of you. There is a road divider ahead which blocks your passage to Argyll Road. Turn left into Penang road and take the first right into Dato' Koyah road and another right into Clarke Street. You will see the MAA Building as you make a left into Argyll road. We are just 3 doors from the MAA building. You will notice a Caltex petrol station on your left before reaching the hotel.
From the Langkawi/Medan Ferry Terminal
As you come out of the terminal, there are lots of taxis and trishaws available. You can board either but remember to enquire the fare before boarding, which should not be more than RM8 for either. The terminal is just beside the Fort Cornwallis (an old British fort) which is within the Esplanade grounds. The short route takes you through a scenic part of Georgetown with some old majestic buildings along the way and the ride by taxi should be less than 10 minutes.
From Penang Bridge by car
As you cross over one of Asia's longest bridge, you will notice Jerejak Island on your left (a former Leprosy island which later converted into a penal colony and which is now a resort). As you inch closer to Penang Island, look out for the directions to Georgetown.
From Penang Bridge, the quickest route to Georgetown is by using the new Jelutong Expressway. As you exit the bridge look out for Georgetown and as you travel along this straight coastal road, the sea should be on your right while Caltex petrol station and Tesco should be on your left. You will be able to notice Komtar (the tallest building on the island) ahead of you Keep going straight for the next few minutes (no left turns yet!). As you inch closer to the city centre, traffic seems to build up and moving at a slower pace. Continue your journey and you will reach the first traffic light. The second traffic light is less than 100 metres from the first one. Be prepared to make your first left turn after the second traffic light (do not turn at the traffic light) . As you turn left (1st turning) you will notice the road seemingly narrower and traffic moving even slower. Turn right (2nd turning) at the first intersection and be prepared to make a left turn (3rd turning) at the next one. You are now in Magazine Road and traffic is at a crawl. As you travel along this road, Prangin Mall, Traders Hotel and Komtar will be on your right. The traffic lights are very close to one another. Keep to the right side of the street and at the third traffic light, turn right ( 4th turning). You are now in Penang road and this time keep to the left side of the street. You will notice a pedestrian bridge ahead and at this bridge make a left turn into Burma road ( 5th turning). Now immediately keep to the right side of the street and make a right ( 6th turning) at 'Trinity Auto'. You are now in Transfer road and your journey is nearing its end. Keep on going and you will pass a traffic light and a short distance later a 'Caltex' station. At that intersection (Caltex), make a left ( 7th turning). We are just before the MAA building. Your journey ends here. The duration from Penang bridge to Hotel Mingood should be between 15 to 20 minutes.
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