Travel Blogs from Pulau Penang, Malaysia

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

Searching For Solace in Penang

A travel blog entry by wispywanderer


... 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


A travel blog entry by em_n_abs


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


... 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

... last 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 ...

Matt's birthday back in Penang, Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia travel blog

Matt's birthday back in Penang

A travel blog entry by peanutspoppy


... selling costly drinks and you guested it cheeky monkeys, stealing food and investigating the mountains of rubbish that were left behind. Malaysia seems cleaner than the rest of Asia but only in areas that are on display. In both national parks we have ...

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

Penang - food glorious food!

A travel blog entry by gemandlloyd


... 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 an expensive train ride up the hill there wasn't very much to see at all, just a few ...

Scooter adventure!!, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Scooter adventure!!

A travel blog entry by ej_bj


... They love their roasted and seasoned legumes of all kinds. Amazing views of the island, the bridge and the ocean to the mainland of Malaysia.  Back down the hill we scooted on to Kek Lok Si, the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia. We could ...

Another Study Day!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Another Study Day!

A travel blog entry by vieraadventures


... soup dish (hokkien mee), puas (balls with stuff inside), and ice kacang (dessert). Then we headed for the Komtar building (the tallest on Penang) and to the mall near it. By then we were so tired we just walked a bit and then walked home for Travis to ...

Day 44, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Day 44

A travel blog entry by jessievilla


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 1930's ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by pregester


... PORK & BEER! Malaysia does have both but they are not always easy to find and many restaurants don't sell beer.  Malaysia is mostly a Muslim country and in addition there is a large population of Indian who also don't drink beer or eat ...

The Island State, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

The Island State

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda


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


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


... order for us, a group of young white people, to sit down. Finally, a country who has their priorities sorted! Finally getting into Penang, we managed to find a well setup and grand hostel in the UNESCO protected area of the city. It was one of the better ...

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 ...

Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by jc

After a freezing cold train ride to Butterworth I finally arrived in Malaysia. Really hot outside, especially since the air-con on the train was set at some sub-zero temperature. Had to go and steal an extra blanket from another berth and put on some ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog


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


... 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 ...

Pulau Pinang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Pinang

A travel blog entry by guyandcalum

... good things about Georgetown, it is a old colonial town with some interesting buildings and architecture and as always in Malaysia, lots of different cultures and cuisines to experience. The food in Georgetown is particularly well known in Malaysia for ...

The Pearl of the Orient, Pinang, Malaysia travel blog

The Pearl of the Orient

A travel blog entry by harryvs


... . At about 2pm we arrived in Butterworth, by its name I assume a British built town to cater for the  nearby island of Penang. I left my bag at the station and we rolled onto the ferry for about 20p that took 20 minutes to Georgetown. I was starving ...

Penang,-Where east meets west !, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Penang,-Where east meets west !

A travel blog entry by sidandclaire


... and trousers despite it being 36 and English army moustaches and in perfect queens English say " good morning madame " ! Is very funny. Penang also has red post boxes, and 3pin plugs !!!!! In good old British fashion we went to the very colonial eastern ...

Pit Stop in Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Pit Stop in Penang

A travel blog entry by nappingbagpuss


... went past a restaurant called Kapitan that I'd read some reviews on; the taxi driver also said it was the best Tandoori chicken in Penang...more on that later! Ditched the bags at the hostel.  It was clean, cheap and had free wifi and breakfast; not ...

Saga Time, Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia travel blog

Saga Time

A travel blog entry by welovemondays


... one of those places. But we had a flight to catch and before we knew it, it was time to say farewell and head down to Penang, for the beginning of a major new chapter.  In the last ten days, we've bought a scooter, had a puncture, rented an apartment ...

Arrivee Georgetown Malaisie - Georgetown Malaysia, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Arrivee Georgetown Malaisie - Georgetown Malaysia

A travel blog entry by france_rejean


Georgetown Malaisie Georgetown Malaysia ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Salut tout le monde. Nous allons bien. Hier avant de partir de Bangkok je me suis faite bichonner. Facial, ...

I have officially binned the beach towel, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

I have officially binned the beach towel

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet


So I awake this morning to yet more torrential rain splashing against the wire window we have in the shack!! It's so noisy without glass... Anyway decided that it looks like it might rain forever...if you were here you would see that this was a more than ...

Wesak Day…Buddha’s Birthday!, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Wesak Day…Buddha’s Birthday!

A travel blog entry by vieraadventures


... for the usual samosas and papaya on the way to the harbor to catch the ferry to Butterworth, a famous city right across on mainland Malaysia. We decided to go a day early to buy our tickets to Kota Bharu (city on the east coast) because there is only two ...

Exploring Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Exploring Penang

A travel blog entry by clandybar


... didn't pay attention to his commentary. Too funny. We also saw the botanical gardens and visited the beach resort area outside Georgetown where the cruise ships land. We had a great time in Penang. Off to the other side of Malaysia on the overnight ...

Corssing the Thai/Malay Border, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

Corssing the Thai/Malay Border

A travel blog entry by james24


so, im in Malaysia now. a place called Georgetown, originally a britsh settlement, now over run with indians and chinease. Im staying in China town as it happens, a dowm room for about 5/6 ringit i think, not really sure yet.its a dorm room ( well kinda ) ...

Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by time

Nach dem Genuss mehrerer Flaschen Tiger Beer gestern abend, ging der Tag heute auch erst um 11.00 Uhr los :-) Heute Mittag stand der Besuch des Ke Lok Si an. Trotz der hier extrem ueberteuerten Taxipreise, sind wir ca. 8km ausserhalb von Georgetown auf ...

Time, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog


A travel blog entry by christucker


My perception of time seems to have altered dramatically in the past week. I am currently in Georgetown, Malaysia, where time seems to pass rather slowly, most shops don't open til midday and with it my bodyclock seems to be still adjusting to the Asian ...

Dust bin lids everywhere, Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia travel blog

Dust bin lids everywhere

A travel blog entry by rtwmurraystyle


Allie We arrived in the dark so I was intrigued to see what this little bay area would be like, after a good night's sleep I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice strip of beach from our balcony, at breakfast it was soon clear that we had booked a ...

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