Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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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 ...

Welcome to Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Welcome to Penang

A travel blog entry by ben-theresab

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Malaysian people eat only once a day - all day long.... We were completely blown away by the hospitality of our friends in Penang; we tried all the amazing local dishes and had such good times with them! ...

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 ...

Another busy day, Georgetown Penang   , Malaysia travel blog

Another busy day

A travel blog entry by thriftydrifters

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... for awhile but we always find our goal. not that we had to do much back tracking today, but we have done our share.   Malaysia seems a bit slower in catching technology . In Thailand when I take a picture it is marked with the name of the place. so ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Largest Temple in SE Asia! (Malaysia), Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Largest Temple in SE Asia! (Malaysia)

A travel blog entry by usatexan

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... it must be awesome. The temple is high on a hill in the small town of Air Itam, an hour's bus ride from Georgetown, Penang. The views of the city of Georgetown and surrounding areas are amazing while you climb the many levels of the temple, built on ...

Penang - First stop Malaysia, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang - First stop Malaysia

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann

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30 September We had spent 5 days in Penang almost 10 years ago and really liked it. This is now the part of the trip where we have already been to most of the places (except the Perhentian Islands). We rejoined the group and immediately became a little ...

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 ...

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