Travel Blogs from Pulau Penang, Malaysia

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Stroll in Colonial Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Stroll in Colonial Georgetown

A travel blog entry by garybaker

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... I had a tiring travelling day yesterday, 2 flights firstly a quick flight back to Bangkok and then a connecting flight down to Malaysia to Penang. I visited Kuala Lumpur last year on my way back from Australia and wanted to see more of the country so I ...

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

went to a night market which was nothing if not unimpressive, have yet to find one that is a rival for taiwan. this morning went to a big buddist temple not really that much special there. after went to a hilltop spot in georgetown. this was pretty good ...

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

Georgetown; Mansions, Museums and Monkeys

A travel blog entry by benandjosaich

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... of you have 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 ...

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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We flew from Phuket to Penang. It was only a short flight and Indi was shattered as we’d kept her up so she slept most of it. On arriving at Penang airport we figured that you queue at a desk for a taxi, tell them where you’re going, pay, get ...

Our last lazy days, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Our last lazy days

A travel blog entry by col-jean

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And now - the end is near - (we have been listening to too much of Frank Sinatra this trip!).  Our days in Penang have been much more relaxed, and we were very much ready for a rest!  It was lovely to see Felicia, her daughter Gemma, and a ...

Great grub in Georgetown, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Great grub in Georgetown

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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... 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 old George Town.  Many Western tourists, myself included, had arrived in Penang anticipating big celebrations; Penang has the largest concentration of Chinese in Malaysia, after all.  What I learned, though, is that, at least here, the actual ...

Captain Birdseye., Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Captain Birdseye.

A travel blog entry by fos53

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Penang Malaysia.  Right, we have left NZ and are in Penang with 2 weeks of "luxury" infront of us, staying in hotels as opposed to Boris/Tallulha.  So far the signs are brilliant; our current hotel Copthorne Orchid was recommended by Luke and ...

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

... 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 heritage- it's no wonder its a ...

Party in Penang, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Party in Penang

A travel blog entry by chris_powell

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... are available nightly. An added bonus is that there is nightly entertainment for free. With it being October we were treated to Penang's version of Octoberfest. This consisted of (apparently) modern dance, lady boys, country and western, all of which just ...

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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... , so dann halt die einfache Bahnklasse. Der Zug würde um 23:00 Uhr in KL losfahren und sollte die ganze Nacht bis Penang brauchen. Kein Problem, für Unterhaltung (ipod) war ja gesorgt. Nach einem ganzen Tag quer durch KL laufen - und müde ...

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 ...

Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang

A travel blog entry by sanjohnno

Hello!  Just arrived in Georgetown, Penang.  Going to spend a couple of nights here then head up into Thailand.  George town is a nice city with lots of old british style buildings.  There are hawker stalls everywhere so the food is ...

Finally On Halliburton Hill, Bukit Bendera, Malaysia travel blog

Finally On Halliburton Hill

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... with the rooms, we head to the kitchen. The view was beautiful from there. We had a panoramic view of the entire Penang and Peninsular Malaysia. This is where we spent most of the time here in this hill station. We were little hungry hence we ordered ...

Day 55, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 55

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... a bus that goes right round the houses and takes 10 times as long as any other bus. Still, got to see some of Penang, including bizarrely a very grand building that housed the 'Moral Uplifting Society'. I did think about popping in and dispensing my many ...

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 ...

Park Hopping In Teluk Bahang, Penang Island, Teluk Bahang, Malaysia travel blog

Park Hopping In Teluk Bahang, Penang Island

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... in Kuala Lumpur. They serve good steaks I heard (I do not take beef) but my favourite here is the Lamb Chop and Chicken Chop and sometimes, Fish and Chips. After having lunch, I headed to the Penang Bridge to cross over to mainland Peninsular ...

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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07/20/09 3 hrs ferry ride to Pinang. We were both out cold, slept all the way to Pinang. Arrival in Pinang at about 9pm. Started walking but eventually took the cab. Weather is warm and humid. Quick check-in at the Good Hope Inn in Georgetown. Took bus ...

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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... ; Heading to the far northern parts of the island will take you to the Butterfly Farm, Batu Ferringhi (or foreigner rock) and Penang Hill.  We weren't that enthused about visiting another beach so decided to give this a miss.  You can't begrudge ...

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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... on the beach I decided to compromise and head northwards, toward an island called Langkawi, which is a very popular tourist location in Malaysia. I wasn’t able to book a ferry due to a late decision and the ticket offices closing early. As a result, ...

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 ...

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