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 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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... by now. I arrived in Penang just after dark and found my desired guesthouse without much navigation trouble. Penang is an island in North Malaysia famous for its cheap and amazing cuisine and colonial architecture, and was in fact being awarded UNESCO ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

We are wanderers...

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... see a tourist info place on the way so we stopped into the air-con building and grabbed some maps of town and other parts of Malaysia and just did a bit of research for a bit; then we went out to brave the heat on foot again. Fort Cornwallis is basically ...

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, ...

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 ...

"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 ...

Temples and Funiculars, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Temples and Funiculars

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... itself was very impressive, especially with the green hills as a back drop. Following a lengthy tour of the grounds it was onto Penang Hill for a view of Georgetown. To ascend this hill we had to ride a funicular (a first for me) which was quite novel ...

Cycling around Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Cycling around Penang

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Red Garden Food Market. We ate here on both evenings because the food was so amazing. We had chicken satay, koay teow (seafood noodles- Malay specialty), melt in the mouth BBQ lamb which randomly came with spaghetti bolognese, spring onion and ...

Malaysia - Location Summary, Location Summary, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Location Summary

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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LOCATION SUMMARY - Malaysia Location: Kuala Lumpur, Borneo, Kota Bharu, Penang Duration: 17 days Sights      5 People     5 Food        4 ...

Food Heaven, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Food Heaven

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... clean everything is and how polite the people are. And no one has tried to sell us a single thing since we arrived in Malaysia. Anyway, tomorrow we are off to the beach via a two-hour ferry ride to Langkawi. We are looking forward seeing Malaysia's ...

city by city, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

city by city

A travel blog entry by anelegantchaos

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... although famed for its cuisine we didnt find anything spectacular, infact most of what we ate was very average and bloody expensive. Penang is not for the backpackers budget, but i'm sure if you were here with a fat wallet then things would be ...

Penang to Thailand, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang to Thailand

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... starting to feel much better. Now we were just holding thumbs that Inge-Marie wouldn't catch the same bug.   From the island of Penang we made our way to Thai border at a town called Hat Yai in a troubled area of Thailand know as the Deep South. ...

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 ...

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