Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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Two Years on the Road to Nowhere, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Two Years on the Road to Nowhere

A travel blog entry by rcys

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I will try to fill in the last 3 months the best I can, but I wanted to mark this date with an entry. Sorry, but I've been missing and having a really good time. As you can see I'm no longer in China and not even in Thailand anymore. (If they followed ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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... going to happen and we'd have to make our own way there. Realising that 4 of us were going to the same road in Georgetown, we collared a taxi driver and managed to get him down to RM20. Grace and I checked into a guesthouse that a friend recommended ...

The Pearl of the Orient, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Pearl of the Orient

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... , but we know there's better ones to come! We only spent an hour there because we wanted to see more of Georgetown, before really hitting the beaches. After feeling guilty again (in an Indian restaurant again!) eating infront of the muslims, still ...

Tacky Tourism and Colonial Buildings, Penang - Batu Ferringhi and Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Tacky Tourism and Colonial Buildings

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... coast of the island to the resort town of Batu Ferringhi - what a shock that was! Basically we stayed 4 nights then moved onto Georgetown, we only managed 4 nights in such a place because Matts parents were staying in that resort, we had a hire car to get ...

A charming little town, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

A charming little town

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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A quaint, colonial town with a hint of charm, that's Georgetown, a.k.a. Penang, Malaysia.  I don't know why I really wanted to make a stop here on our way to KL, but I really did.  My motive was the Heritage Trail, for which I was mocked ...

Kek Lok Si Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Kek Lok Si Temple

A travel blog entry by dane

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... the soggy first day. We started at Kek Lok Si Temple, which our guidebook said was the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. I believe that, because it's a predominantly Muslim country. But wikipedia says it’s the largest in Southeast Asia. That I ...

The Bang Was In Penang., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Bang Was In Penang.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... of fire crackers filled the air. The smells were of incense, gunpowder and combined with the notorious smell of Georgetown drains.  The Lion and Dragon costumes are very intricate and usually have around three to four teenagers ...

Best Food, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Best Food

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... Lucy couldn't stop shooting at the old buildings. As much as these are disappearing to fast in both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Georgetown is overloaded with them. We had a look at various Taoist temples, and everytime I went up the stairs, if there was ...

...we roam around, around, around., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

...we roam around, around, around.

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our second full day in Georgetown we also wandered around. We grabbed some lunch (which for Jackie ended up being cold chicken and rice with anchovies on it, didn't quite finish that meal) an then tried to find a bus that would take us to the Penang Hill. ...

A wander round the city, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

A wander round the city

A travel blog entry by hils

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I arrived in Georgetown around 7.00pm. Penang is an island off the north west coast of Malaysia and is reachable by a 17km bridge (said to be the longest in southeast Asia). I eventually managed to find somewhere to stay and get some dinner before I ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... 't feel too well when I get up, noodles or rice just do not cut it for me... and the right place we found!! Georgetown White Coffee house... the place where drama unravels! We miss our trucks already now that we walk along side open sewers streets, take ...

Island Ride Almost Wipes Out New Team Member, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Island Ride Almost Wipes Out New Team Member

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... atmospheric building and room to park the bikes. Showered we headed out to sample hawker stall food and check out a bit of the Georgetown. Food was great – Nasi Goreng (spicy rice with little salty fish) and we also got some takeaway iced coffee and ...

Eating in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Eating in Penang

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... a laksa and it went down well. After that, I went over the mountains until I reached a town with the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, or so the book states !!! There was a huge statue standing, and loads of things to see in the various buildings. ...

Salamat Datang - Welcome!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Salamat Datang - Welcome!

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... just so tired.  Never fear though, readers, the adventure did follow! We spent the afternoon having a bit of a walk around Georgetown.  We were centrally located, and I'll have to admit, I was a bit surprised by the narrowness of the streets ...

I've arrived in Pinang, Malaysia, Pinang, Malaysia travel blog

I've arrived in Pinang, Malaysia

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Pinang is a small island, and so is really a great example of small island life in Malaysia. It was colonialized, so the main square has all these great colonial administrative buildings in it.  There are also a lot of colonial buildings that ...

The halfway stage!, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

The halfway stage!

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... quality of this particular one was appalling and it was hard to hear over the noise of the traffic. When we came out, Georgetown was a different place. The streets were full of dogs, prostitutes and lady-boys and Pip remarked that he couldn't tell the ...

Butterfly farm and night market, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Butterfly farm and night market

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Dec 31st, Butterfly farm and night market The butterfly farm is quite small, yet holds beautiful plants with lots of flowers for the butterflies to feed off them... lots of kids too who try to catch the butterflies, which is too ...

Monkey Business in Malaysia!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Monkey Business in Malaysia!

A travel blog entry by beccadonohoe

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... wonderful christmas break?? Did anyone do anything exciting? Did anyone make any new year's resolutions? I'm in a small city in Malaysia called Georgetown! Hehe! I really love Malaysia, it's a wonderful country. It's absolutely beautiful, the weather is ...

Sightseeing Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Sightseeing Penang

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... car before collecting us and taking us up the steep hill all the way to the top where the dam is, and what a view over Georgetown! She dropped us off at the highest area of the temple, next to an enormous statue of Buddha under a concrete gazebo, which ...

Panang, Georgetown, Panang, Malaysia travel blog

Panang

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... we had no qualms at handing over our treasured passports only to be told we would not get them back until we had reached Langkawi, Malaysia. At 9.30 we were all instructed to board some long tail boats which then ferried all 30 of us to what can only be ...

Head cold: it must be the weather !, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Head cold: it must be the weather !

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur and about 130 km south of southernmost Thailand, in Pahang, Malaysia. At 1.500 m above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher ...

Morning Tour of the Highlands then to Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Morning Tour of the Highlands then to Penang

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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09:05 We started off the day on a half day tour this involved going to Brinchang town to the Chinese Sam Pou temple. We have some Saudis with us, both women in full burkas looking slightly intimidating, except that one of them seems to refuse to let go ...

Jalan Sehala, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Jalan Sehala

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Sleeping in and cold MUCH better. It is noon when we leave our hotel and we walk back to the centre of the city. I find a bar with SANDWICHES. Can I please have a sandwich? I love fried rice, tom yam soup, Chinese, Malay and Thai food but I long for a ...

Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Not the best time this time around in Penang, arrived and spent the best part of 2 hrs wandering the streets with both my packs looking for the Indonesian embassy, being too stubborn to pay for a taxi there. Got there, and like the others, it was bloody ...

Cheerio Malaysia, its been a blast., Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Cheerio Malaysia, its been a blast.

A travel blog entry by chris-marianne

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... heart-strings slightly). Then got the poor little bike up to the highest point in the highlands for some views. So now in Georgetown, and have pretty much just been mucking around. Had a look at a few old buildings as you do. Not much point ...

Hawker centre, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Hawker centre

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... by the British, named on 12 August 1786 to commemorate the birthday of the Prince of Wales, later, King George IV. The capital Georgetown, was named after King George III of Great Britain. And that is where we are staying.   We know, we can only ...

Happy birthday Wes !!!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Happy birthday Wes !!!

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... today we go to the Kek Lok Si Temple. This was the reason to come here, I need to see the statue of Kuan Yin. She is a Buddhist goddess, 30 meter high and completely made from Bronze.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kek_Lok_Si_Temple   ...

Malaysian Madness, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysian Madness

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... were met by the proprietor, sat there with his belly out drinking Californian Shiraz - oh to be a guesthouse owner eh??? Alcohol in Malaysia is expensive compared to the rest of Asia so we assumed he must be doing alright for himself! It's reduced our ...

Little India., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Little India.

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 208 ; When we got moving today our first place on the list was Fort Cornwallis. Had expected Georgetown in general just to be an interesting place, buildings, culture etc although on arrival and trying to find things of interest in the local area ...

Off to Georgetown..., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Off to Georgetown...

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... late too, had some English films on though so got stuck into them. It was dark and peeing it down when we arrived in Georgetown at gone half eight I think, settled for the first taxi and the first place chosen out of the book. Ended up at a ...

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