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Clan village, ferry and Bird Park on Mainland

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Clan village, ferry and Bird Park on Mainland

Hi. We have about a week in Penang and wondered if the Bird Park on the mainland is worth seeing and if it's easy to get to after a ferry ride to Butterworth? Is there anything else in Butterworth you would recommend? We'd also like to visit the clan villages in Penang - are they close to the ferry? Many thanks.

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1. Re: Clan village, ferry and Bird Park on Mainland

Butterworth has some interesting bits but it is not really a tourist centre. Definitely catch the ferry (you can just go over and back) both for its views and the experience.

Reports on the bird park from people I know were not positive. In contrast the bird park in KL is definitely worth a visit.

The clan jetties can be easily reached. Short walk from the ferry terminal (all buses go the ferry terminal .."quay" ) The jetties are at the sea end of Armenian street. Just walk up that street and you are in the middle of some great sites including three Kong Si's (clan houses and temples) and the Acheh street mosque just to mention a few.

If you want to see some country side hire a car/driver to take you from Batu Ferringhi around the back of the island to Balik Pilau. This part of the island never ceases to amaze me. It is dotted with fishing villages,

rice paddies and old palm plantations. Very basic but they provide a snapshot into another way of life.

Enjoy your stay

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2. Re: Clan village, ferry and Bird Park on Mainland

You can skip the birk park at butterworth.

Not recommend place to go.

Edited: 26 July 2013, 10:54
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3. Re: Clan village, ferry and Bird Park on Mainland

If you go up Penang Hill, there is a small collection of birds at the Bellevue Hotel.

Gaja

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