Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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Penang - Bye bye beach, Pinang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang - Bye bye beach

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... entry is cheap and to look around is interesting enough. Commonwealth influence is very noticable around Penang with place names like Georgetown and Scotland Road. Later that day we stopped by the Eastern and Oriental hotel, although we knew we wouldn't ...

Day 63:  A Taste of Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 63: A Taste of Penang

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... Sunshine, all as Mr. Czech showed me around town and shared what knowledge he had of it. We ate dinner at a hawker center (Malaysia has them too), his was fried rice, mine was fried rice + fried egg. I hoped to order something more interesting, but had a ...

Away from Thailand we sprint!, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Away from Thailand we sprint!

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... got to e-mail them to get there secret spicy secret sauce, which the name deserts me on, simple creature, big tummy. Malaysia, good, good first impressions, really multicultural, majority Muslim country, but many Chinese, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian, we ...

Borneo bound!, KOMTAR, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo bound!

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Having decided to stay in Malaysia for more than my original month long tour, I am now going to make the jump from Peninsular Malaysia to Borneo Malaysia this Sunday. This is possibly going to be the most memorable part of the Malaysian leg of this trip ...

Leaving Malaysia...in a minivan, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Leaving Malaysia...in a minivan

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... swim. Judging from their general attitude, I'm pretty sure they don't enjoy it, but they possess the skills. We waded around Georgetown, saw "2 Fast 2 Furious" (wow...it's really bad), and ate four times a day in Little India, hoping the rain would let ...

Back in Penang... and we can't leave!!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Back in Penang... and we can't leave!!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... friend by the roadside! The plan was to just spend another couple of days, relaxing in the very quaint backstreets of Georgetown as we stuffed our faces with tandoori. Mission accomplished on both fronts but unfortunately a bout of illness for both ...

Penang  - my first Malaysian island, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang - my first Malaysian island

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... Thailand paying double for tours/tickets when not buying from the company/station directly. Penang is the first island that I have visited in Malaysia, and it is vast. Here in the middle of Chinatown there is no way of telling that this is not on the ...

Malaysia - Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Penang

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... day of two flights, from Kota Bharu via Kuala Lumpur, we hopped in a taxi and drove to our accommodation just north of Georgetown, the islands capital. You may wonder why we took this route as any map of Malaysia will show that Kota Bharu and Penang are ...

We are wanderers..., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

We are wanderers...

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... of the company we were asking about and took us to a travel agent. That guy told us we had to take a bus south of Georgetown to book tickets, which we thought was odd since everything we had checked into said the bus left from the mall, so why would we ...

Day 120, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, Malaysia travel blog

Day 120

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... the Komtar Centre boarding a bus to Penang Hill. Penang Hill would be a great point to view the North East tip of Penang - Georgetown, and the Mainland just a few kilometres further East. The local bus dropped us off about 1km from the base of the hill ...

Finally in Malaysia, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Finally in Malaysia

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... told us we could wait until the unrest became rested, or we could change our route and go into Malysia a different way - ie to Georgetown on the opposite coast to the one we wanted. We took option 2. So they threw us into another car and we sped ...

Funicular Fun, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Funicular Fun

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... did a little business here spreading their globalization reach. Checking out today's globalization I headed into the main shopping district of Georgetown but only really to take a bus to Penang Hill a short ride out of town offering great views over ...

Wandering in the Rain - Then Drying Out, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Wandering in the Rain - Then Drying Out

A travel blog entry by dane

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... a 5-hour trip. But it wasn’t unpleasant, and we made it in time to watch the sunset from our pimp hotel. Georgetown is a cool colonial town with Chinese, Malay, British, and Indian culture all mixed together pretty seamlessly. The old shops are ...

"George Town"

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We made our way via "fast ferry" for the 3 hour ride to Penang, which has some great history and background to it. We made "camp" in the main city on the coast called "George Town". History: Penang, originally part of the Malay Sultanate of Kedah, was ...

Cycling around Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Cycling around Penang

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... a garlic nann. I even managed to watch highlights of barca's first game here! 5-1 btw!  Do it yourself bike tour of Georgetown. We rented a couple of bicycles and spent the day seeing the sights on offer. Seeing as neither of us have rode a bike in ...

Penang to Thailand, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang to Thailand

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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We didn't get to see much of the famed beauty of Penang as I seemed to leave KL with a unpleasant stomach bug. The bug as they do in this area killed any appetite I had left for Asian food and left me with a terrible stomach and headache. Ofcourse we ...

Georgetown (Penang), Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown (Penang)

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... of temples and Buddha's all stacked totally haphazardly on top of each other. Finished off the day with a trip on the funicular railway to penang Hill, 821m above Georgetown for some spectular views of Penang at dusk, with Georgetown lighting up below ...

Backpacking with a flowery suitcase, Eastern and Oriental Hotel, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Backpacking with a flowery suitcase

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... waited on hand and foot. I could really get used to this sort of treatment! I would love to stay at this hotel sometime, but at RM450+ it was probably not going to be the best way to spend my money considering I want to stay in Malaysia for longer ...

Day 119, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Day 119

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... .(I was told by a local) and when I saw the map I had to admit he was spot on. My ferry landed in Georgetown (the squirrel's right foot) and I wondered around looking for a guest house. I found some hideous hostels in Little India and ...

3 Nights in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

3 Nights in Penang

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... and numerous restaurants littered along the beach strip. It's a relaxing area and a lot quieter than the hectic pace of Georgetown where I'm currently writing this. The journey to Penang took 6 hours from Tanah Rata. The bus driver decided to have ...

Another taste of colonial Britain and the Chinese, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Another taste of colonial Britain and the Chinese

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the clock tower and an elaborate Chinese mansion. Unfortunately I don't know the history behind them (I managed to get through Malaysia without a guidebook) but they are other examples of attractive architecture of a bygone era in a (now) thoroughly ...

Monthly Thoughts from Dennis, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Monthly Thoughts from Dennis

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... your car rental reservation in Costa Rica during New Year’s week It’s impossible to find a saline laxative in Malaysia Asian budget airlines are really budget airlines – you don’t even get free water Everyone in Indonesia is ...

The Slaughterhouse is Gory... But Great Tandoori!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Slaughterhouse is Gory... But Great Tandoori!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... , drums and bells and the smell of sweet incense drifted around as you looked out across the island. We returned back to Georgetown for more fantastic tandoori chicken and naan... and to superglue the broken bits of plastic back onto the rear of the ...

Farewell Thailand, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Farewell Thailand

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... a large mosque replacing the call of "Hello, massage?" with the call to prayer. With such a range of cultures, Malaysia is a foodies dream with a choice from Indian, Malay, Western, Cantonese and Chinese including many of the great little street food ...

Transitioning through Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Transitioning through Georgetown

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Pictures from our travels through ...

John of Burma, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

John of Burma

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... bus stop around the corner and across the street. This is where we'd catch the bus for our final thirty minute ride to Georgetown.    We didn't have any small currency so John paid our bus fare. About three kilometres from where we needed to ...

Snakes and expensive drinks, Georgetown, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Snakes and expensive drinks

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Thinking that we had pretty much exhausted all the options in the local area we headed to Kompleks again and got the local bus to the snake temple. Paid over the odds but we had no idea when to get off so it couldn't be helped. You just have to get used ...

Some Dim Sum, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Some Dim Sum

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Changed to a hostel round the corner this morning with last nights hotel seemingly having bed bugs the size of badgers giving the state of my legs in the morning, was almost sure I could see teeth marks. Feeling like I should have a big breakfast to ...

Leaving Thailand at last, Georgetown, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Leaving Thailand at last

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... weeks to kill and only 2 countries to visit so I was forced to spend more time in Thailand than I had originally planned. However Malaysia was somewhere new and looked like I would be busy for the next 3 weeks before flying to Australia. Luckily I had ...

Seeing the sights, Georgetown, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Seeing the sights

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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The hostel we stayed at last night was incredibly strange. For a start there was a pet turtle in the shower room which was very weird. Worse still were the people in the dorm. I know I haven't slept in a dorm for a while but 2 of the guys there were ...

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