Travel Blogs from Penang, 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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... the bus (public transport in Malaysia is flawless) to Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam, it's the biggest buddhist temple in Malaysia. Luckily that day there was very few people around and this gave the place a really eerie, peaceful feeling. The architecture ...

Day 26 Last full day on Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Day 26 Last full day on Penang

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... Duck Koay Teow Th'ng along with some fresh dragonfruit and mango juices, plus Apong Telur and Kuih Ketayap (coconut pancakes). Penang has been a good experience - lots of culture, the street art is amazing, plenty of old buildings, some in good condition ...

Happy Birthday to Maura!!!, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Happy Birthday to Maura!!!

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... early and only us on board, we sped off along the rocky cliff coastline. As we looked up, four eagles (native to Malaysia) appeared - soaring up and along the tree line. Majestic looking birds, but with the boat crashing into the waves, pictures weren't ...

Cultural (con)fusion, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Cultural (con)fusion

A travel blog entry by zee

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... of near disillusionment with the religious text of the backpacker- the South-East Asia Lonely Planet guidebook. Its exultant descriptions of Penang had left me breathless with anticipation: The 'party town' (where beers cost the same as Sydney and spirits ...

Penang - Part 2, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang - Part 2

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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On Sunday 12th September 2004 I went to Palace Payar Marine park, this is near Langkawi Island. From Georgetown we took a ferry to the park, it took about 1 hours to get there, but sitting on the top deck of the ferry in the sun made it a very nice ...

Exploring Georgetown, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Exploring Georgetown

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... including the Town and City Halls.While having a look at an old Chinese family residence - Cheong Fatt Tze, we noticed nearby Little Penang St Market (not quite Little Penang in Dixon St, Wellington). The day was getting hot so we sat down under a tree ...

Pilau Penang (sic) - days 33 to 38, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Pilau Penang (sic) - days 33 to 38

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... ever needed advice.  (Two hours later and he had emailed a load of interesting resources!) The last task before we left Penang, and indeed Malaysia, was for Ross to dispose of the beard he had been trying to grow as an experiment / for a ...

happy birthday to me!!, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

happy birthday to me!!

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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July 1 As I write this we are on the 'high speed ferry' (and that's debatable) heading to Penang, Malaysia.  Our Indonesian visas expire tomorrow...US citizens get one month to be here...which is hardly enough to fully explore this extensive chain ...

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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... Phil's sandals smelling like burnt popcorn). So, we started walking the 3 miles back to Ipoh; it got dark and the sidewalks in Malaysia are...inconsistent, which made walking on them a guessing game of "is that a piece of cement or a hole through which I ...

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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... flights and just wanted to go as we wished, even if it meant going back on ourselves... a lot! We found ourselves back in Penang en route to North Sumatra, a place we really enjoyed during our 24-hour flying visit a couple of months before, which gave ...

Ipoh to Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Ipoh to Penang

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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A quick night sleep and we were up at 4.30am to catch the 5.30am train to Butterworth then the ferry across to Penang. Lim continued his great support by picking us up to take us to the station. We bade Judy and Lim a fond farewell, Judy has been such a ...

High Tea High Up!, Penang, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

High Tea High Up!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... the gunpowder rooms. The Fort was on the top Northern corner of Penang so we could see for miles across to mainland Malaysia and up the Andaman Sea. Although Penang is an island it is only 2km from the mainland and is joined by a bridge so doesn't feel ...

30th birthday surprise, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

30th birthday surprise

A travel blog entry by anna_and_steve

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... we were getting ready to make our next flight to KL. Little did I know Steve's Mum and Dad were already waiting in Penang getting ready to surprise me! So the next few days were filled with wonderful surprises planned by Steve. The first surprise was at ...

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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... have heard of people in 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 ...

Ghost Town, Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Ghost Town, Malaysia

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... Straits could connect with extended family (their clan) in their new city. These clan associations became powerful groups in Penang, with elaborate clubhouses and temples. They occasionally turned violent, as in the Penang Riots of 1867, where rival clan ...

Malaysia - Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Penang

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... 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 both in the very north of the country, whereas KL is towards the south. The simple answer ...

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 ...

Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Ferringhi Beach

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Last night was the first heavy downpour since arriving in Malaysia. Unfortunately I had left some clothes out to dry on the roof of my hotel and by morning they were predictably wet again. Never mind, usually it only takes a couple of hours for clothes ...

Day 24 Wandering day, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Day 24 Wandering day

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... bygone area, with the villagers gathered for lunch when we passed by. We also happened upon Ghee Hiang 'The Oldest Biscuit Shop in Penang' - biscuits were more expensive and the quality not as good as the local bakery we had found - oh well, we enjoyed ...

Penang Part 1-11sep 2004, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang Part 1-11sep 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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I arrived in Penang or "the pearl of the Orient" on the 10th September 2004. Penang lies off of the northwest cost of Peninsual Malaysia and it is beautiful. I arrived in the afternoon at my hotel the casuarina which is in Batu Ferringhi, I have stayed ...

Another Time Another Place, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Another Time Another Place

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... 9.30 - Bus to Surat Thani 12.00 - Board minivan to Hat Yai 4.00 - New minivan, to Malaysia 10.00 - Ferry to Penang 10.15 - Minivan to Georgetown Just to help things along, in both Surat Thani, and Hat ...

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

Day 120

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... in to Georgetown and tried some Roti Canai - like a miniature curry and naan bread. Then I found the night market and had some noodle soup from a Chinese vendor. I'm beginning to enjoy Malaysia's ethnic simply for the food options!   ...

Finally in Malaysia, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Finally in Malaysia

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... that we had booked a ferry and busses through one company to take us all the way to a place called Khota Bahru, in the north of Malaysia, right next to the most southerly part of Thailand. It was to be a boat, a bus to a town in Thailand called Hat Yai, ...

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 ...

Penang, penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... and places of worship. We visited the House of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. He organised the Chinese revolution from that very house in Penang. Our tour guide produced a movie about him a few years ago and sat us down to watch 15 minute snippets from it. She was a ...

Funicular Fun, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Funicular Fun

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... well more listening, to a Moroccan guy who had been here a few years ago and seemed to know a heck of a lot about Penang and Malaysia. For all I knew though he could have been making most of it up, spewing endless tales of imaginative waffle but at least ...

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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... about $150 each round trip from Bangkok. Counting the cab ride to the airport in BKK, the flight, and the cab to Georgetown in Penang, it’s about a 5-hour trip. But it wasn’t unpleasant, and we made it in time to watch the sunset from our pimp ...

Day 23 Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Day 23 Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... the good food we have had lately.Back to the hotel for our usual afternoon break to cool off from the heat - forgot to say Penang Hill was significantly cooler than down on the flat.Once the sun had gone down we headed out to the Clan Jetties. These are ...

"George Town"

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... was shown in great detail at the Penang Museum, which we visited on our first full day in town. Because of this Penang's historic architecture is centered mainly in George Town. Its rows of 100 year-old chophouses and colonial villas give George Town ...

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