The journey by train from Tanjung Malim to Butterworth Railway Station, near Penang Island, is scheduled to between 3 hours 02 minutes and 3 hours 47 minutes depending upon which train service you take. From Butterworth Railway Station you can reach Penang Island either by taking the inexpensive ferry service or one of two road bridges from the mainland across to the Island.
Train Times to Penang
There is currently 1 direct train service a day from Tanjung Malim to Butterworth Railway Station near Penang which can book online.
Buy Train Tickets to Tanjung Malim
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Tanjung Malim to Penang.
Tanjung Malim Railway Station
Tanjung Malim Railway Station is located 1.9 km from the main long distance bus station in Tanjung Malim.
Butterworth Railway Station
The commuter ferry to Penang Island departs from a port near to Butterworth Railway Station.
Street Art In George Town
Penang’s street art movement began in 2012 when Ukranian artist Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned by the Penang Tourist Board to create 6 wall murals for the George Town Festival. Zacharevic’s innovative designs made clever use of their historic locations with the subject matter of the murals relating closely to local life. For example, his decision to paint a picture of a local boy in boat at the historic Chew Jetty is very effective. Zacharevic’s work set a trend and the historic centre of George Town is now covered in great artwork which is relevant to the island and the people who live there.
Both local and other international artists have now produced work on the streets of George Town. Amongst the best murals by other artists are:
- I Want Pau!: A mural by Malaysian artist W K Setor
- ‘Kung Fu Girl’ : A 20 foot high mural on Armenia Street
- ‘Three Young Ladies’: A small but beautiful mural of Indian, Chinese and Malay girls all dressed in traditional Hokkien Chinese outfits symbolising the close connection between the different ethnic groups on Penang Island on Soo Hong Lane.
It is also worth mentioned the municipal government own contribution to Penang’s street art movement commissioning 52 attractive cast iron street signs telling the story of different locations around the city using amusing cartoon style images, and helpful information in English, both created from iron rods. These signs are located all over the historic old town area in George Town.