Travel Blogs from Pulau Penang, Malaysia

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Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... find an elaborate mosque or Bollywood cinema. A few friendly locals seemed to take a liking to us. After we stumbled across Penang's cheapest little bar hidden in an alley (the beer was half the price of everywhere else!) and made ourselves comfortable ...

Farewell Thailand, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Farewell Thailand

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... on a large but dingy room for 15 Ringgit a night I stepped out into the melting pot of cultures that is Penang and Malaysia as a whole with Little India being a stones throw from Chinatown with plenty of Malay in between including a large mosque ...

Why speaking Thai is helpful, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Why speaking Thai is helpful

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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IMH: I captured this very frustrated one-sided conversation with Ryan on the phone to probably the 10th resort in Ko Lipe, Thailand struggling to book accommodation via Skype (internet phone) as you cannot book on the internet with immediate ...

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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... platform.  10 years ago, at the age of 18, John walked across the Burmese border into Thailand and made his way south to Malaysia where he made an attempt to become a refugee. He was thrown in jail - detained would probably be a better word - for ...

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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... Thankfully my choice of dinner came complete with a friendly local guy inviting me to sit with him as he filled me in on Penang's many street hawker choices which according to him simply boiled down to Indian = cheap, Chinese = expensive. He was ...

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 ...

Melting Pot, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Melting Pot

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... worst kinds of tribalism (witness Quebec) with the idea of ‘Canadian’ taking a distant back seat. Malaysia in general, and Penang specifically seems to have figured out how to blend populations without losing diversity-as we wandered some ...

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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... in a taxi back in China in August, but after eating breakfast at the best Bakery in Asia, Rainforest on Chulia Street, Penang, they loaned me their umbrella after only a short conversation about my origins and my peculiar English accent la. Somehow, I ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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... was leaving for England soon so I had to go and say hello at least. Well, it was a 5 hour Super-VIP bus journey to Penang. I wasn't sat next to anyone, the seats reclined and it was, quite frankly, travelling bliss. And it only cost me 3 quid. Oh ...

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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... latest adventure, which is where we are now - another internet cafe. Tomorrow we're catching a ferry to Pulau Langkawi, one of the most beautiful islands of Malaysia, slated to be the Phuket of Malaysia. We'll spend a few nights there, just relaxing, ...

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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Well, so far Malaysia has been a sucess and we have been so busy that I only remembered that I had not updated this since Langkawi! Oh well, plenty to tell then... We caught the ferry from Langkawi to Penang, it was comfy and uneventful to be honest, ...

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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... year and starting the year with a clean slate and doing certain rituals to bring good luck for the coming year. After two days enjoying Penang it was back to KL for one night for a stay in a Chinatown budget hotel (Swiss Inn) before heading off to ...

Best Food, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Best Food

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... but later in the evening, we did get on a plane and we flew off into the sunset to eat possibly the best food there is in Malaysia Penang We arrived pretty late, so we walked down the road and let Lucy discover why they say that here is the best food, and ...

...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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... were all the way back at the beginning we stopped somewhere finally. We are really having trouble with this ordering of food in Malaysia and usually don't understand what exactly we're getting till it comes out. We ended up with a small plate of noodles ...

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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... routards je suppose! Nous avons renvoyé deux boites de plus (avec nos cadeaux de Noël) afin d'essayer d'être plus légers .... Penang est un site du patrimoine mondial, et pourtant, si pauvre et si sale encore. Nous sommes allés au parc national ...

Still in Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Still in Penang

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... of Georgetown for RM30 per hour so we went for it. Very cool trip - we stopped off at Chinatown, Little India, The Penang Temple and Museum and a few other quaint loking places. Today we decided to be lazy and sit on the beach - temporarily being ...

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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... . We wheeled out of the ferry terminal, past excited touts and through the lantern lit streets to Chinatown and our hostel. Penang Guesthouse was perfect – clean, cool room, atmospheric building and room to park the bikes. Showered we headed out to ...

Eating in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Eating in Penang

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... named Love Lane Inn. I was on my own, maybe I would get lucky !!! Actually, I had heard good things about Penang, it had the best food in Malaysia, and I was looking forward to feeding the fat !!! So I grabbed the book and hit the road, just wandering ...

Weather Identity Crisis, Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia travel blog

Weather Identity Crisis

A travel blog entry by schipper

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... Lumpur is not as good as Bangkok and that the Malaysian beaches are not as good as Thai beaches, but that the beaches in Malaysia have more local residents and are geared more towards locals, where as Thai beaches are geared more towards tourists. I was ...

Rush Hour, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Rush Hour

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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Pulau Pangkor - Lumut - Butterworth - Georgetown 'Why do the cats here have such a shit meow?' I'd heard a lot about Penang before, even received emails from people saying that I 'just have to go there', though these were generally from people who ...

Salamat Datang - Welcome!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Salamat Datang - Welcome!

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... before, I guess I just wasn't prepared for it, or had a different picture in my mind from having heard stories of Malaysia. We walked along Lebuh Chulia, which is a street dotted with guest houses, hostels, trades shops, mechanics...lots of ...

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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... tried to light cigarettes only on the most dangerous bits so we guess he must have been scared too. 6.5 hours later we arrived in Penang, an island just off Butterworth. As usual I couldn't be bothered to walk and we had been approached by a taxi driver ...

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 ...

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