Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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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. ...

Penang TBC, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang TBC

A travel blog entry by kittierar

The food, the food!  ...

georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

georgetown

A travel blog entry by mustangmike979

... good curry and a few beers at a nice bar with pool tables. they even gave us free playing cards. well not really in georgetown anymore but don' wanna bother making another page. sitting in a sucky hostel in kota barhu. the place is not clean the staff ...

Georgetown; Mansions, Museums and Monkeys, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown; Mansions, Museums and Monkeys

A travel blog entry by benandjosaich

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... survived when you arrive back at your hostel. It's probably good to give a little bit of background on Penang and Georgetown, it's an extremely multi-cultural island with the largest groups being Chinese, Malay and Indians but many other ethnic groups. ...

Day 47, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 47

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... fab, clean, air-con and 40p to anywhere in the city. So, went to Kek Lok Si temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. It is really bizarre though, the entrance to the temple is through this 'souvenir market', selling the biggest load of cheap crap ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by wheresindi

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... to have learnt the art of smooth driving. So we jerked forward and back the hour to our hotel up in the Chinese district of Georgetown. Our hotel looked surprisingly fancy. Mark had booked it while I was sailing so it was all a surprise to me, it was ...

Our last lazy days, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Our last lazy days

A travel blog entry by col-jean

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... and heat hit us forcefully so we had to take a pretty slow pace, but were shown around the nicest features of Georgetown, including yet another botanical garden, this one had wild monkeys jumping around!  Yesterday Felicia brought us to our lovely ...

Great grub in Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Great grub in Georgetown

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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... temples and the smells of curry filling our noses. All this while the Muslim call to prayer is being transmitted. Georgetown is a perfect example of Malaysia's multi-cultrism. You also have the old British side to it all with manicured lawns and stone ...

Georgetown - sore calves and feet, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown - sore calves and feet

A travel blog entry by greesq

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Its time to stop larding about on beaches and so we headed off to Georgetown in Penang for a few days after Christmas. An absolutely fascinating place, a really culturally diverse mix of Malay, Chinese and Indians make up the population living alongside ...

Chinese New Year, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Chinese New Year

A travel blog entry by icarver

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Having heard that Georgetown was 'the' place to celebrate Chinese New Year,  I headed back here via Langkawi, only to discover no one really knew when or where the main celebrations were! After being here for six days, I was killing time on my ...

Many wonderful and relaxing days in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Many wonderful and relaxing days in Penang

A travel blog entry by m.the.vagabond

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... .  In addition to the fancy shopping malls, the skyscrapers and huge cities, and the western chain stores and eateries, Malaysia has an impressive infrastructure.  The water is clean and the highways are impressive.  I’ve also been ...

Captain Birdseye., Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Captain Birdseye.

A travel blog entry by fos53

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... such as notebook, newer mobile etc with skype/email/internet possibilities.  Communication has been difficult, though interestingly, here in Malaysia it seems about 25% the cost of NZ and easier to access. You were right! 2) Not taking a better ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by marie-julie

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Etape suivante : 3 jours à Penang. Parcours à pied des ruelles de Georgetown, ville inscrite au patrimoine de l'UNESCO, avec de vieilles maisons en ruine en côtoyant d'autres parfaitement renovées, un quartier de Chinatown plein de ...

Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown

A travel blog entry by emandve

... of Penang was a new addition to our itinerary and definitely one I'm glad we made. It's main city Georgetown gave us a really positive first impression of true Malaysia. A sleepy town with a very 'shabby chic' vibe and oozing examples of unspoilt colonial ...

Party in Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Party in Penang

A travel blog entry by chris_powell

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Sad to leave the Perhentian Islands but glad to be on the road again. Penang is a 6 hour drive across to the other side of the peninsular. Arriving just after dark the place looked much like any other big city with high rise buildings, bright lights and ...

Culinary Heaven, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Culinary Heaven

A travel blog entry by tomrohlf

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... best food in all of Malaysia which in itself is known for having some of the best in the world.  Because of Malaysia's history as a midpoint between Indian/Chinese trading routes the food has an interesting blend of those cultures as well as the food ...

Fast Schneefall in Malaysia, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Fast Schneefall in Malaysia

A travel blog entry by serku77

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Die Weiterreise nach Penang stand von Beginn weg unter einem schlechten Stern. Schon das Ticket organisieren war eine Tortur. Das Auffinden der Bahnstation, gefolgt vom nach Hauseweg, einfach (fast) alles ein unmögliches Unterfangen. Und das bei 35 ...

Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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Our final city in Malaysia was Georgetown, which was established as a British settlement in 1786 making it the oldest one in Malaysia. Today the town is a slow paced town with a traditional Chinatown, Colonial sections, and even a beach (although we ...

Day 55, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 55

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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Had a wander down to the shopping mall today - how bizarre to hear xmas carols playing. Not like Slade or anything, but full-on 'Away in a manger'. Particularly bizarre given that this is a Muslim country and 98% of them don't celebrate Christmas. Went ...

A Hectic Business Trip In Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

A Hectic Business Trip In Penang

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Arrived in Penang pretty early, ths flight which was supposed to take 1 hour landed in 40 minutes. Thats good news. The Penang Airport in under renovation and all the debris and smoke got into me and started a mild flu....hate it when that happens. From ...

Monkeys, mokeys, monkeys......., Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Monkeys, mokeys, monkeys.......

A travel blog entry by mel_and_niff

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Hello, josie here. Well today was very exciting, cos we saw monkeys!!!!! as usual i ve fucked up yet another computer trying to put my fotos on it, but i promise i ll work out how to do it soon. haha. Anyway, today we went to the botanical gardens, ...

Selamat Pagi, Westmalaysia!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Selamat Pagi, Westmalaysia!

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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Air Asia bringt uns in ca. 2 Stunden nach Pulau Penang in Westmalaysien und der öffentliche Bus dann nach Georgetown. In der, mit Autos überfüllten, aber charmanten Stadt angekommen, kennen wir uns zuerst überhaupt nicht aus, nachdem wir jedoch einen ...

lots of food, lots of walking..., Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

lots of food, lots of walking...

A travel blog entry by jnkc

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A quick stopover to visit Georgetown (Penang), Malaysia. Here we found lots of good food, Chinatown, Little India, and a few ferry rides. It took some serious foot walking to figure out how to leave this island and make it to the Perentian ...

Scootermania!, Pinang, Malaysia travel blog

Scootermania!

A travel blog entry by andreasjahn

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... walk was closed already. Scooted back to the Hotel and loaded all our bags and packs onto the scooter. Fully packed back to Georgetown to return the scooter. While Pinang is not too exciting except for the old buildings and temples it is a heaven on ...

Penang: Butterflies and a really steep hill, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang: Butterflies and a really steep hill

A travel blog entry by emmaandpaul

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... mode of transport this time. Normally we opt for foot power, but the farm is a little out of reach at 25 kilometres from Georgetown.  4 ringits was the fare, which was a bargain.  We both sat and starred out of the bus window towards the strait ...

Searching For Solace in Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Searching For Solace in Penang

A travel blog entry by wispywanderer

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... coach station just south of the centre of the island. As I approached over one of the longest bridges in the world, I could see Georgetown, my destination, up in the north of the island and figured that it wasn’t too far to walk. After getting the ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by em_n_abs

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Let's face it - we're never going to write anything here, and no-ones ever going to read ...

High Five, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

High Five

A travel blog entry by welovemondays

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... still higher than we were, we got drunk in the hippy quarters of Kathmandu and we trekked in the Himalayas. We moved on to Malaysia where the food was so good we said we should live here someday, visited Indonesia where Tania broke a toe and Steve fell ...

On the road to Mandalay, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

On the road to Mandalay

A travel blog entry by countyman

... night on the sleeper train and 18 hours later I pulled into Butterworth, the train and ferry port for the island of Penang in Malaysia. Penang is an old British colony and it has the feel of it, there are many old colonial buildings housing a varied mix ...

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