Travel Blogs from Pulau Penang, Malaysia

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Malaria??, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Malaria??

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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... Malay 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 ...

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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... 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 Mansion (complete with tight-ass hostess). We learn about Feng Shui, and have our ...

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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... is a wonderful mixture of many cultures and it all seems to blend in well to create a wonderful character to the place.  Penang, as a trading force, has probably declined somewhat since it's glory days as part of the British Empire, but it is a great ...

Whoops!, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Whoops!

A travel blog entry by bexyb

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Have just spent the last couple of days in Penang, an island city just off the West coast of Malaysia. Despite what we had heard about the West coast being out of monsoon season by now, it is still p*****g it down every day. Our tour leader (bless him) ...

Entry 9: Love Is A Bridge, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Entry 9: Love Is A Bridge

A travel blog entry by kirrily.welsh

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... '. Harmless funny stuff!    Tan took us to the local chocolate factory. Apparently cocoa is grown widely or imported into Malaysia (I can't really remember because I was in awe of all the chocolate). We didn't see them making any however we ...

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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... completion of its seven storey handcrafted 'Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas' in 1930. The pagoda is considered one of Penang's most beautiful architectural wonders with its Chinese octagonal base, Thai middle tier and Burmese crown. This temple has steps ...

Tiger time, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Tiger time

A travel blog entry by thesunchasers

We left KL in a violent thunderstorm but arrived a few hours later in Georgetown to fine weather.  Our hotel was just outside Chinatown and I practically skipped when I saw our room - a huge room with a TV, fridge, hot water shower and even a ...

Georgetown Pinang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Georgetown Pinang

A travel blog entry by banj

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... place. Not done a lot today need to get our thai visa's sorted and were off to check out the largest budhist shrine in Malaysia tomorrow. It has a massive pagoda you can go up to check out some very good views at the top apparently, should be ...

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

... had a receipt with the number of the company who's minibus we were on.  I called and explained the situation... 'you're in MALAYSIA?.  What you doing in MALAYSIA?' screamed the woman on the end of the phone. 'erm, sorry.  We thought he ...

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 ...

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