Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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Georgetwon for Chinese New Year, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetwon for Chinese New Year

A travel blog entry by kabouterjulchen

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... tried to only let people in once by one. We decided not to join the crazy bus ride and took a cyclo to the fort of Georgetown. Almost everything you could visit in Georgetown was closed because of Chinese New year.  On the 12th we left with the bus ...

Good sites, great food!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Good sites, great food!

A travel blog entry by tommy21osu

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... to Chinese new year so the whole place has red paper lanterns... Has to be thousands of them. For lunch I headed back into Georgetown to find 2 of Penang specialties I spent most of last night researching and found a resturabt that people said served the ...

Going Colonial in Georgetown, Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Going Colonial in Georgetown, Penang

A travel blog entry by jamesandjodi

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... boats were involved in the sea crossing as the island is connected to the mainland by a huge bridge!Georgetown emerged in 1791, as the first English settlement in Malaysia. Due to this, the whole city has a very English feel to it, with every street in ...

Georgetown Time - Awesome Time!!!, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown Time - Awesome Time!!!

A travel blog entry by vitzthum

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zuerst einmal vielen lieben dank jungs!!!! die zeit bei euch war wirklich genial und ich muss gestehen, ich vermisse sie jetzt schon.... ihr habt euch da wirklich eine tolle insel zum studieren ausgesucht. GEORGE TOWN: ein name, ein synonym für ...

The Jewel in the Crown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Jewel in the Crown

A travel blog entry by john.boyd.123

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... 'places of interest' next day according to Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet is Lying Planet because they ain't so interesting.  Georgetown is quite pretty place, would suit perhaps older couple who enjoy feeding evil crow like birds and looking at ...

Bed Of Nails, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Bed Of Nails

A travel blog entry by rhodri27

...               Site due to the colonial style architecture in the Georgetown area of Penang. After walking around for half an hour I headed back to the hostel to get some kip as I ...

A Quaky Experience In Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

A Quaky Experience In Penang Island

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... than this hotel. I just thought to myself that this may cause  another chaos on the bridge heading out to mainland Peninsular Malaysia.  Back to the room, I was again hooked on Al Jazeera and learned that this after shock was at 9.1 on the ...

What to do with all those STARS!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

What to do with all those STARS!

A travel blog entry by jackwcummings

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... nbsp; I won’t reveal what the plan is until we witness how well it works when we tender into the Port of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. Nick; I attended a couple of classes on Windows 8 and the Surface RT.  I can see why you are so pleased with ...

Getting Soaked  In Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Getting Soaked In Penang

A travel blog entry by jackwcummings

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... to Penang province by a bridge and is the fourth largest in the country.  The harbor in which we will be tendering is Georgetown.   This is the capital of Penang and was named after the reigning King George III.  The inner city is a ...

George Town, Penang , Malaysia travel blog

George Town

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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... , great for trekking about the town. There are a lot of Indian people here....and they've brought with them the Indian culture. When Malaysia was part of the British empire Indian people moved there to fill job roles etc, so quite a lot of the places in ...

Food adventures in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Food adventures in Penang

A travel blog entry by myriam_123

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No entry yet...but I swear I will write one eventually :) ...

Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by hcleighton

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I think someone's checking out for me. I seem to be quite lucky in my travels so far. I find accommodation when I need it. Not had a hell hole yet. Penang is a fine example. My guidebook does say that it can be tough to get accommodation here and they ...

Hunting for Hawker Food!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Hunting for Hawker Food!

A travel blog entry by seanspacifica

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... a map and searched and searched for ages! We walked through Chinatown, little India, around to the newer part of Georgetown, looked for specific restaurants recommended by Lonely planet and everything was shut. Apparently Tuesday's are like Sundays in the ...

Unesco what???, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Unesco what???

A travel blog entry by nloon

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Penang was a lot different to what we expected, as in we were pretty disappointed by it really. We got a map and did a little walking tour around the city, some of the buildings are nice enough and there are a couple of impressive temples but nothing ...

Asia adventure part 2, including expenses, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Asia adventure part 2, including expenses

A travel blog entry by richyallum

Well, here we are in Penang... again.  Without doubt the favourite place on our trip for food.  Were going to use this place as starting point for our travels... again. Getting here was a bit of an effort it has to be said.  We booked the ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by vwfamily

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Hi all, In Georgetown, Penang now. Journey back from Singapore was far better than the one going, although on the last bus to the airport we met a deaf lady who was on our flight. I only know the alphabet in sign language but her English was good so we ...

Rain, trains and more Western meals., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Rain, trains and more Western meals.

A travel blog entry by ellajay

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Our first task of the day was to find a new place to stay - the one working toilet had finally given up and we were woken up by bells and horns again. Luckily we chanced upon I 2 Inn, a lovely guesthouse above a hairdressers with super helpful staff. ...

Day 40 - Georgetown, Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 40 - Georgetown, Penang

A travel blog entry by gayled

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... course!  By the time we had finished breakfast though the rain was clearing and we decided to venture out.  Georgetown is a newly recognised UNESCO world heritage town and has a stunning mix of races, history, cultures and religions!  ...

Malaria??, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Malaria??

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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... cuisine. I can not believe someone has stolen my camera!! This has happened somewhere between Banda Aceh, Indonesia and Penang, Malaysia and that is a pretty big land mass area over two countries!! Hmmmmm............... On the patio of our hostel we see ...

1st stop in Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

1st stop in Malaysia

A travel blog entry by thessa_fred

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... to cross the Thai border just in time to avoid the overstay visa stamp on our passports. When dropped in the Chinatown of Georgetown we looked around for accommodation. The town didn't seem that special as we heard. We had a nice seafood dinner at the ...

Last Stop Before Thailand, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Last Stop Before Thailand

A travel blog entry by fiseb

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After a long bus ride (in which Sebastian sadly loses his ukulele), and a short ferry ride, we arrive at Georgetown on Penang island. Though we don't stay here long, we do enjoy the colonial architecture, visit the Penang museum, as well as an old Chinese ...

Ferme de papillon - Georgetown - Butterfly farm, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Ferme de papillon - Georgetown - Butterfly farm

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Ferme de papillon Butterfly farm ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Salut tout le monde Nous allons bien. Aujourd'hui nous avons fait une visite d'une ferme de papillon (la seule dans ...

Loving Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Loving Penang

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... a very handy free bus available, which takes us down to the Jetty which is a good starting point for a historical walk around. Georgetown has really looked after most of its historical colonial buildings, and it is lovely to walk around and see the really ...

Georgetown, Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown, Penang

A travel blog entry by amirseun

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... Pagi itu saya mengunjungi Masjid Kapitan Keling yang dibangun awal abad ke 19 dan mewakili komunitas India Muslim di Georgetown. Berhampiran dengan Masjid Kapitan Keling, terdapat Goddess of Mercy temple yang dibangun tahun 1800an dan merupakan kuil Cina ...

Whoops!, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Whoops!

A travel blog entry by bexyb

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... . Bought them anyway and cut the label out. Am already noticing the difference between the two cultures of Thailand and Malaysia. Whereas in Thailand everybody seemed genuinely friendly and I felt safe (even safer than home) to walk the streets at ...

Entry 10: Islands In The Stream, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Entry 10: Islands In The Stream

A travel blog entry by kirrily.welsh

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 Tuesday and it's our first group tour. It is here that we meet Brigette & JoJo our tour guide and bus driver. There are three buses used in shuffling us RAAF Brats around and we decide that we are gunna hitch hike ...

Tiger time, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Tiger time

A travel blog entry by thesunchasers

... spotlessly clean with a comfy bed and all for £15 a night including breakfast - clearly we weren't in India anymore. We liked Georgetown straight away and spent our first night getting plastered in a reggae bar on Chulia Street.  Enticed by the ...

Georgetown Pinang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown Pinang

A travel blog entry by banj

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... , 7hour journeys wouldnt be the same without them! Got dropped off in Pinang somewhere, and we then got a local bus to Georgetown (the capital city). We stopped in chinatown district and walked a short distance to Love Lane (popular backpackers place). We ...

Kicked out of Thailand and stopping off in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Kicked out of Thailand and stopping off in Penang

A travel blog entry by danandsarah

... , after some fairly dirty looks from the driver, who spoke next to no English, we were back on our way. We arrived in Georgetown, the 'capital' of Penang only slightly later than planned at around 9pm, found a room and met up with our fellow passengers ...

Stroll in Colonial Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Stroll in Colonial Georgetown

A travel blog entry by garybaker

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... so I scheduled in a couple of quick stops in Penang and Melaka on my way down to Singapore. I only had the 1 full day in Georgetown so I decided to plan a walk around the colonial part of the city as well as taking in parts of Chinatown and Little India. ...

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