Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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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 ...

Kek lok si templet, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Kek lok si templet

A travel blog entry by kanekosteenberg

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Kek lok si är ett av världens största kinesiska buddhist tempel och ligger på terasser som är förbundna med trappor och gångar. För att överhuvudtaget nå templet fick gå uppför en ...

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. ...

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 ...

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