TripAdvisor Reviews G.P. Hotel Pulau Penang
Travel Blogs from Pulau Penang
... Government funded a funicular railway costing 1.5 million straits dollars. It opened to the public on October 21, 1923, this led to an increase in residential development. It was a great location for holiday villas and bungalows. It is now a prime tourist destination. The 2,007 metre journey used to take 1/2 hour but is now non stop,5-10 minutes. One needs to remember that this venue is very popular,it is recommended to refrain from visiting at weekends,public holidays etc. It can ...
... today was a very local Penang Laksa, which was delicious, and enjoyed with a view over the bay at a waterfront hawker centre in another revamped colonial building.
The 30's landing spot was further south from here, in Gelugor, half way down the East Coast, and very well protected. It's now where the bridge to the mainland goes across, and I could find no remnants of the flying boats, but ...
The night was relatively comfy although they kept the clinical bright lights down the centre of the carriage on all night. Suppose we'd rather that than total darkness and someone having a rummage through your bags!
Crossing the Thai-Malaysia boarder ...
... the London Cape Town World Cup Rally and Peking to Paris. We welcomed back the big black Rockne Six 75 of Mani and Irene Dubbs who suffered a broken stub axle on Day Two of the rally and got going again when a friend in Switzerland donated a spare stripped out from his own Rockne and flown out to get the Dubbs going again.
We all then headed for the Thai border. Car formalities went remarkably smoothly, as we ...
... came in the back of the plane) coming in the opposite direction.
It was a very bumpy flight with no entertainment (guess it was all before take-off). Oh well, it makes for a story, no pictures though.
After landing in Penang, customs etc., made our way out and flagged a taxi. The driver was very informative and provided a few hints for our stay and mode of transportation. The hotel (Berjaya Penang Hotel), you thought the plane story ...
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