Travel Blogs from Pulau Penang, Malaysia

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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 ...

Day 26 Last full day on Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Day 26 Last full day on Penang

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... Duck Koay Teow Th'ng along with some fresh dragonfruit and mango juices, plus Apong Telur and Kuih Ketayap (coconut pancakes). Penang has been a good experience - lots of culture, the street art is amazing, plenty of old buildings, some in good condition ...

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 ...

Happy Birthday to Maura!!!, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Happy Birthday to Maura!!!

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... early and only us on board, we sped off along the rocky cliff coastline. As we looked up, four eagles (native to Malaysia) appeared - soaring up and along the tree line. Majestic looking birds, but with the boat crashing into the waves, pictures weren't ...

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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... (largely the same) food. It was all motorway from here on, and mostly it rained.   18:06 Finally we arrived in Penang - I was suddenly aware that we were driving over a huge expanse of water, this low level bridge just went on and on across the ...

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 ...

Exploring Georgetown, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Exploring Georgetown

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... including the Town and City Halls.While having a look at an old Chinese family residence - Cheong Fatt Tze, we noticed nearby Little Penang St Market (not quite Little Penang in Dixon St, Wellington). The day was getting hot so we sat down under a tree ...

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 ...

Batu Ferringhi Take 2, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Batu Ferringhi Take 2

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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13:19 I came out today, I did get a little bit of cabin fever yesterday so I'm glad to be up and out with the world today. So after breakfast I hopped on the bus and came back to Batu Ferringhi to see the hotel my parents honeymooned in - the Rasa ...

Ipoh to Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Ipoh to Penang

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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A quick night sleep and we were up at 4.30am to catch the 5.30am train to Butterworth then the ferry across to Penang. Lim continued his great support by picking us up to take us to the station. We bade Judy and Lim a fond farewell, Judy has been such a ...

Jalan Sehala, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Jalan Sehala

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... ; We admire the cruise ships in the Andaman sea. Fort Cronwallis is one of the things to do. It is a museum, telling the history of Penang. But, we are not in a cultural mood and think it will be an overlap with the museum in KL, so we skip it. Taking ...

Back in Penang, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Back in Penang

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... my visa to come back to Penang, a journey that lasted from 11am till 8pm - well it was 9pm, but I totally forgot that malaysia is an hour forward from Thailand which is confusing when you just cross a border which is in a north south orientation.  ...

Toy Museum and Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Toy Museum and Batu Ferringhi

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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16:09 I thought I'd look into flying to Borneo Malysia so went to Komtor to find out why Firefly appeared to offer a cheap flight but I couldn't find anything online. I found their office and discovered that the new route was so new it wasn't actually ...

My fitness is shown up, Pulau penang, Malaysia travel blog

My fitness is shown up

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... compact little town, and to be honest it has little that i feel would appeal to the casual visitor, and seems a little dirty. Malaysia itself is again very different to Thailand and the rest of the countries I've been in. Probably due to its history, its ...

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 ...

Snake Temple, Food and Friends, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Snake Temple, Food and Friends

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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Yesterday...  Some pictures of Snake Temple with it's pit vipers around - they don't move and look really fake, except they're not! Some Chinese medicine - the guy felt my wrists and said I was a perfectionist, focussed on what I want, a hard ...

Day 24 Wandering day, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Day 24 Wandering day

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... bygone area, with the villagers gathered for lunch when we passed by. We also happened upon Ghee Hiang 'The Oldest Biscuit Shop in Penang' - biscuits were more expensive and the quality not as good as the local bakery we had found - oh well, we enjoyed ...

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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In Georgetown in Penang at the moment. Waiting for my train to Ko Samui, and there ends Malaysia I guess. Quite a long train trip - get in at 11:30pm to Surat Thani, so could be another re-run of Mersing/Tioman at this rate. But just can't face another ...

Day 23 Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Day 23 Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... the good food we have had lately.Back to the hotel for our usual afternoon break to cool off from the heat - forgot to say Penang Hill was significantly cooler than down on the flat.Once the sun had gone down we headed out to the Clan Jetties. These are ...

The Road to Hell, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

The Road to Hell

A travel blog entry by fiandrob

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... none too happy either. Eventually it fell to one of the organisers (and I use the term extremely loosely) to drive us to Penang. I don't think I have ever seen anyone more reluctant to do anything. So to make it worth his while he decided to deliver ...

Hawker centre, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Hawker centre

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... the most populated island in the country with an estimated population of 678,000. The island is connected with mainland Peninsular Malaysia by the Penang Bridge. It is formerly known as Prince of Wales Island when first founded by the British, named on 12 ...

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

Happy birthday Wes !!!

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... it is on average 5 degrees cooler up here and on 30-35 degrees, this is very noticeable.   It gives a wonderful view over Penang Island AND the mainland. We see the bridge and through the telescope: our hotel! We walk around in the village, have a ...

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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... - more than 250 quid. That wasn't where we had wanted to try anyway but he seemed to want to help, got him to take us to Malaysia post where we got the same parcel sent by sea mail - under 20 quid and even by air it would have cost only 60, thanks for ...

Beach at last..., Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia travel blog

Beach at last...

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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Well today brought an hour on the beach...not that I remember any of it as I was fast asleep surprise surprise!! I know I didn't come to Asia for the sunshine (although undoubtedly it was an added bonus), but the weather the last few days has been a ...

Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown

A travel blog entry by aliandjon

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A little wandering from the jetty, feeling 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 ...

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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... in search of a late lunch and things to do - with a number of shops either still closed, or just closed early.Penang is the one place in Malaysia where there are more ethnic Chinese. This was quite evident in the composition of the town, and the number of ...

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