Olive Spring Hotel

302 Chulia St., Pulau Penang, Pinang, 10200, Malaysia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pulau Penang

Where a Chinese philanthropist and Bollywood meet

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin

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... province aged 16 and penniless, during his life, his wealth, business acumen and charitable works were legendary. When he died in 1916, the Dutch and British authorities ordered the flags in their colonies to be flown at half mast. He must have been an extraordinary person. But let's go back to the house. He kept 8 wives here, not sure how many he had in his other houses, but number 7 was apparently his favourite. In his will he set out conditions that meant the house ...

The Largest Temple in SE Asia! (Malaysia)

A travel blog entry by usatexan

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... with either of us in them. The Temple has many stories and buildings. The views of the town below are great. Some of the photos of the temple are made looking down as we climbed to the different levels on the mountainside.  To get to the statue of Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy), we had to take an incline car to the top. The views continue to improve during this tour of the Temple that took 2-3 hours for us to see. As we leave, I look back at the huge temple ...

Happy Ending

A travel blog entry by gflacke

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... with Melissa and Jake, who had never been to Malaysia before. We did give them a whole day to get over their jet-lag before dragging them out for cultural enrichment and exotic dining.


We took a walking tour of Georgetown and went back to Koo Kongsi, the amazing Chinese Clan Temple, only to discover that Candace and I had been at the wrong temple a few nights before. Sure, we had been to an ornate temple all decked out for Chinese New Year, but not the one we ...

Penang: gateway to my belly.

A travel blog entry by chinesetudor

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... sizes and being fed lettuce bought from a lady close by. We probably stayed for a good half hour staring and feeding the turtles before dragging ourselves away up to the main temple, which provided very nice views on each if the seven ascending levels. Continuing with the theme of views, we decided to take another bus to Penang hill, which was supposed to provide the best views of Georgetown. It didn't disappoint. We took a cable car up to the top, which one of us ...

Dorm Rooms & Food on a Stick

A travel blog entry by jonandsam

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... we couldn't even introduce ourselves. We were as quiet as possible getting ready for bed and then retiring to the top bunk for me and Jon the bottom one. After just a few minutes the guy began to snore loudly and that was the end of us trying to be quiet! we spent a good ten minutes coughing and banging around to try and make him stop. Lucky another traveller arrived and barged into the room nice and loud so the snoring man must have rolled over. Day 2- Another ...

Location

This hotel, located on 302 Chulia St., Pulau Penang, is near Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Tropical Spice Garden, Khoo Kongsi, and Komtar.
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