Travel Blogs from Pulau 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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... station, ate a meal at the only available meal choice... frakking Dunkin Donuts, goshdarnit, and hopped on the next ferry to Pulau Penang. It was an epic 6h journey, including an hour of immigration crap on either end, and the ferry passengers 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 ...

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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... of Tanah Rata that we boarded the coach to take us to Butterworth, the port town on the northwest coast of Malaysia from where we could cross to Pulau Penang (Penang Island).  Whilst looking for our seats, we happened to notice the familiar faces of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

And so on to Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

And so on to Penang

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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So on we go We got a bus from KL to Penang (5hrs) and across the bridge to the island. We decided against staying in Georgetown which is the capital, so we got a taxi up to a place called Batu Ferringghi and tonight for about 3 quid each we are ...

Day 119, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Day 119

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... formalities. One room of the train station had the Thai officials and another room had the Malaysian officials. My arrival card for Malaysia reminded me that drug trafficking carries a mandatory death penalty which was nice and I got my visa and was in! ...

3 Nights in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

3 Nights in Penang

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... with the hot and humid climate, the dusty streets, and rough public transport. Valerie gladly offered me a trip to the biggest temple in Malaysia, Kek Lok Si Temple. An awesome sight, I was glad to make the effort to see this. Following my visit to the ...

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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After an invigorating stay in the highlands, I left for Penang on the west coast of Malaysia on a wet and dreary day. It must have been a sign of things to come because since then I've had my first real taste of the monsoon. The road to Ipoh was ...

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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... ... apparently, I was snoring too loud to hear her. We'd been told by a lady we met in Indonesia about a small island in Malaysia called Rawa which she described as the 'closest thing to paradise' she'd seen and so we made that our first port of call. ...

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