Travel Blogs from Georgetown, Malaysia

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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 ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by kanekosteenberg

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... sov dock så gott som hela resan. Eftersom Penang är en ö fick vi åka sista biten med färja. Georgetown är en mysig kolonial stad som har dåligt med trottoarer så man får gå på gatan hela tiden. Alla ...

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 ...

Street art and ladies night, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Street art and ladies night

A travel blog entry by elgraham10

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... it was time to leave Malaysia again. I was heading to Bali to meet Kirsty and Eli for Eli's birthday. I had a fantastic time in Georgetown, the street art is fantastic and there is so much going on, I could easily have stayed longer. Despite not being a ...

Penang - food glorious food!, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang - food glorious food!

A travel blog entry by gemandlloyd

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... been enjoying in India itself. We spent the next two days with Nienke and Ricard, on Tuesday following a historical walk around Georgetown, introducing them to the Malaysian game Congkak at the museum and taking the train up to Penang hill. After quite ...

The Bus Ticket to Texas  (Malaysia), Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Bus Ticket to Texas (Malaysia)

A travel blog entry by usatexan

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... . The oil palm trees have been planted where rainforest once was. Around noon we are in Georgetown, Penang. Georgetown is the 2nd largest city in Malaysia. It was the first British settlement in the Malaysian Peninsula in 1791. LI and I get off the bus at ...

Scooter adventure!!, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Scooter adventure!!

A travel blog entry by ej_bj

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... we would not get too lost among the Jalans, Lebuhs and Sungais. Made it out of Batu Feringhi headed East along the coast toward Georgetown. The whole strip is built up, and down the base of the hill we found the Floating Mosque on the beach front. Very ...

Another Study Day!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Another Study Day!

A travel blog entry by vieraadventures

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This morning we slept in, ahhh it felt so good to feel cold at night. But when we went downstairs to pay for tonight we found out that our room had been reserved for the night so we had to move to another more expensive room downstairs. Well, at least it ...

Day 44, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 44

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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Went for a wander round some of the main 'attractions' today. Hmm, Penang is a bit of a strange one. Part British heritage, part colonial, part Chinese, Indian, Muslim, oh and maybe a bit Malaysian. All the government buildings look straight out of ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by pregester

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... ,stuff on sticks, soups, noodles, rice dishes and things that are hard to categorize and don't forget beer! By comparison Georgetown has mostly restaurants and hawker areas.  Hawkers at onetime were street seller who have now gathered and moved to ...

The Island State, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Island State

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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Penang, island, state, city.   Took an afternoon bus up from Ipoh, after another wonderful meal prepared by Soh.  We got into our hostel fairly quickly and easily, and then had a wander around town.  Caught some alright Chinese, which ...

Turtles in Temples!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Turtles in Temples!

A travel blog entry by yelleandjon

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We had a mini bus transfer to take us from the Cameron Highlands across to Penang - It's an island joined to the mainland by a 13km bridge. After looking around a few guest houses we checked into Love Lane Inn, where Jimmy the owner was very helpful ...

In Which I Dance, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

In Which I Dance

A travel blog entry by charding

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As is becoming the norm out here, the journey to the former British port island of Penang was again far from faultless. This time, the bus decided to breakdown halfway into the journey leaving us standing around in the hot hot heat for a good ...

Day 54, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 54

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

Another 12.00 wake-up today. Man, I'm gonna end up sleeping this trip away. Went for a little wander and noticed that it's much hotter here than before I left to go to Langkawi. Which also means that it's the perfect time for all the blisters on my back ...

Chillin' in Chinatown!, Penang (Georgetown), Malaysia travel blog

Chillin' in Chinatown!

A travel blog entry by warren_and_fi

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... speak but they kept filming what we were doing. T'was a bit strange but how and ever, you never know we might be famous in Malaysia! Georgetown in Penang was not our cup of tea, we just used it was a stopover but we had a goodtime and made the most ...

Markets and Food of Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Markets and Food of Penang

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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The very interesting look and feel of the people and the morning and night markets around Georgetown.  I'll spare you the smells (meat and fish sitting out in the markets) and sounds (hocking up phlegm and yelling in Hokkien).  Dim Sum is one ...

Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by jc

... temperature. Had to go and steal an extra blanket from another berth and put on some extra clothes to be able to sleep. Georgetown doesn't like it has changed too much in the last 50 years. Lots of colonial style buildings with their original paint. ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by minhee

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Where Cultures Collide, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Where Cultures Collide

A travel blog entry by sales_family

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... somewhere in the back alleys of KL.  After Kuala Lampur we made the day journey to Taman Negara.  Taman Negara is Malaysia’s biggest natural park.  Its pretty huge.  So far we haven’t done much except yesterday we went on ...

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