Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown

A travel blog entry by aliandjon

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... acostomed to the arch in the back the backpacks give you, we find a really nice hostel on the infamous Love Lane of Georgetown Pehang (noted for its numerous brothels, given only slightly away by the seedy back rooms with scantaly clad... could be female, ...

The rustic island, Pinang, Malaysia travel blog

The rustic island

A travel blog entry by garyjheath

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... the sensationalised idea in the press that Muslim = extremeist or immigrant. The ma, called Bakr, was not alone. Indeed, thoughout Malaysia, it is not uncommon to see a Mosque alongside a Hindu temple and a Chinese Buddhist temple. This form of ...

Sleepy Hollow, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Sleepy Hollow

A travel blog entry by kirstyandmike

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... and '3 cups of tea' by Greg Mortenson. Both very different but good and thought provoking.   We both really liked Malaysia. Borneo felt like a different country to the Peninsular bit, mainly because it is less developed and more Islamic. Sabah in ...

Rediscovering Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Rediscovering Penang

A travel blog entry by ruairioc

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...  like the hotel was shaking and scared the crap out of us on the first night (:-}). The walking tour of Georgetown was enjoyable as we strolled around looking at the colonial architecture left behind by the British, learned about Penang history in ...

Up Panang Hill, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Up Panang Hill

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube

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Georgetown is the second largest city in Malaysia, sitting on the island of Penang about 5km off the west coast of Malaysia. The sidewalk is more or less the walkway in front of any given building, so there is no consistency. Sometimes there isn't a ...

Pinang National Park, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Pinang National Park

A travel blog entry by alohatravels

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Riding around on our bikes, we stumbled upon Pinang National Park, on the North West corner of Pinang. What a beautiful place!! Monkeys on the beach (which I couldnt take a picture of, because they wanted to eat it...) really old trees and just an ...

En Penang, esta visita si que valió la pena, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

En Penang, esta visita si que valió la pena

A travel blog entry by clvillar

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By abeja: Para ir a Penang, era necesario tomar nuevamente otro barquito que nos sacara de la isla. El boleto lo compramos vía internet pues Malasia es muy moderno y todo ese tipo de cosas puedes hacerla electrónicamente. Llegamos al embarcadero más ...

Waiting for a boat to Sumatra ...., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Waiting for a boat to Sumatra ....

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... crazy and at that time drunk English guy I left Kuala Lumpur. We're now in Penang island on the north-west coast of Malaysia. Georgetown is a small colonial town, with some lovely buildings. A perfect place to stroll about a few days while waiting for the ...

Gone are the Krabs; Georgetown keeps it cool,  Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Gone are the Krabs; Georgetown keeps it cool

A travel blog entry by yearoftheshorts

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... use here except as a camera when my real one runs flat). Down just in time to go through the last half of the map of Georgetown - hopefully I’ll work it out on the night, with a flat camera battery and said phone now set to the correct time. Dinner ...

Penang, Malaysia, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang, Malaysia

A travel blog entry by helenburnill

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... a business to sleep in it every night. Including when that business is simply riding a bicycle. A wander around Georgetown reveals an incredibly interesting place to be. There are barely any pavements, but the small white archways guarding ...

Tendering, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Tendering

A travel blog entry by jpcasey

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... us had been feeling sick. The plan was to spend a day and a half on the Island of Penang around the city of Georgetown exploring the city and participating in school field trips and then hit up the capital and the Cameron Highlands. This was a unique ...

Sorry no oompa loompas in this chocolate factory, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Sorry no oompa loompas in this chocolate factory

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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... the Hilton!". We've got a fan and mosquito net so were happy enough. Rachel: Were in Georgetown which is the capital of Penang and Malaysia's second largest city, still nowhere near as big as KL and most places of interest are ...

Day 5 - 14 Penang and the Perhentians, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Day 5 - 14 Penang and the Perhentians

A travel blog entry by gavincampbell

Apologies, family and friends for the lack of contact. It hasnt been that long really, 9 days? I have actually lost count, I have no idea what day it is today, its great. I will start where I left off, which was just before I caught the bus to Penang ...

Weekend at home and Chinese Wedding, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Weekend at home and Chinese Wedding

A travel blog entry by alexapril604

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This weekend we stayed in Penang to attend a Chinese wedding. Friday night, April made a chicken tropi-chop which would make Pollo Tropical jealous. Saturday night was the wedding. Our relocation specialist Sing Yee married at a hotel about 2 blocks ...

Colorful Streets and Buildings of Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Colorful Streets and Buildings of Georgetown

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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We are in love with the colors and character of this small city. Check out the amazing pictures Jon has taken... ...

Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Malaysian City Skies... ...

Penang, Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang, Georgetown

A travel blog entry by felicityb

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... the Malaysian border (guarding the ticket with our lives this time!), we crossed the small channel to Penang Island and arrived in Georgetown at around 4ish and set about finding a hostel.  This was harder than we'd thought it would be as several ...

I felt so bad leaving all you people out ..., Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

I felt so bad leaving all you people out ...

A travel blog entry by bowz

... acknowledged my existence, which is a relief after hearing every man, woman, and child in Indonesia "Hello Mister!!" me. But Malaysia, at least accomodation wise, is more expensive - where I've been spending under a dollar recently for rooms, I've had ...

Surely that's not the sun I can see, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Surely that's not the sun I can see

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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Sun is shining...I'm sure there is a song in there somewhere!! Anyway the sun was out briefly today...can't believe I am blogging about sunshine but I guess thats what happens when you, albeit foolishly, expect the rays all the time!! I dragged Miriam on ...

Pinang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Pinang

A travel blog entry by mel_strang

Went for a look around China town and Little India, enjoyed some awesome ...

Bye bye Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Bye bye Georgetown

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Back in Georgetown for just a few hours before our van leaves for the Perhentian Islands on Malaysia's east coast... Check out the video of this Georgetown evening: ...

A new day a new country, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

A new day a new country

A travel blog entry by lnb203

... as we went through immigration and continued to sit in the van until 7 or 8pm. Arriving in Butterworth, we crossed the channel to Georgetown on the car ferry. A real blast from the past, reminded me of the old days in Hong Kong and the few times we took ...

Welcome to Malaysia!, Penang , Malaysia travel blog

Welcome to Malaysia!

A travel blog entry by katejohnson

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So, we left Thailand today for the bright lights of Malaysia. That meant another border crossing, but I seem to be an old hand at it now and everything went incredibly smoothly. Not far into Malaysia, we crossed over the water to Penang, where we were to ...

Late Nights In Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Late Nights In Georgetown

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip

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... 2pm and we left in the mini bus about 2.30pm. 6 hours later we were crossing the 6km bridge from the mainland to Georgetown, Penang. With spectacular views of the city at night from the bridge with high rise colourful buildings, it looked very similar to ...

Long journey, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Long journey

A travel blog entry by jakeandemily

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... decided to tag along! So this blog is about penang even though we left a while ago I am a bit late with all the blogs!! Malaysia is in its summer now so no more rain or monsoon :) its different over here, we are seen like celebrity's and people say ...

Highlands & Islands, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Highlands & Islands

A travel blog entry by champa

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We have gone back up North along the West coast - busier roads but v scenic m/ways - the service areas v good - problems with overnight parking and all have showers etc - all the comforts of a 5* hotel - what more could a girl want - a 7* perhaps?! It's ...

Day 46, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 46

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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Remember, remember, the 5th of November. Actually I didn't cos there wasn't so much as a sparkler round these parts. But Happy Bonfire Night!  Old Cheong Fatt Tze had struck a chord, so continued the Chinese theme today. Penang has lots of Chinese ...

The 'Culinary Capital' of Malaysia, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The 'Culinary Capital' of Malaysia

A travel blog entry by brabzzz

Georgetown/Penang is one of the last stops on the way north to Thailand, and a nice way to break up the journey. Lonely Planet (sigh…) pegs it as the culinary epicenter of Malaysia. From the mainland it is necessary to get a boat there (well, it ...

Food Glorious Food, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Food Glorious Food

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... just embraced the system.  Another hour later and we were on another minivan that did get us across the border and into Georgetown where we collapsed in a heap at the first hostel we saw and slept for the remainder of the afternoon.  Our hostel ...

The Pearl of the Orient, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Pearl of the Orient

A travel blog entry by tamsinandmatt

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... and museum. It was a really interesting tour about a fascinating man. We wanted to go up Penang Hill, which looms behind Georgetown, but the furnicular railway up the hill is under repair and we aren't that energetic, so we settled for the ...

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