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Monday 28th October
The day dawned bright, and remained so – and HOT! Umbrella sunshades out! Penang is not as ordered as Singapore nor as charming as Melaka but somehow has a bit of both.
This old quarter of George Town seems to be mainly Chinese shophouses in various states of repair – our hotel has been …
Sunday October 27th
The heavy night rain cleared by the morning, and after a breakfast of waffles and omelette we hit the road. Well we went back to Tanah Rata looking for an ATM which rejected both our Lloyds and Barclays cards. What's the point of telling your bank you are going away?? It drives me nuts – other people …
... complete with cheesy music, pints and a slightly retro feel thanks to still allowing smoking in there! Malay alcohol prices are rather steep, but it was nice to have a couple of ice cold pints rather than bottles of beer for a change. We then arrived at the restaurant for food, where we were seated, handed a menu and then told what we wanted to eat!! The smell in the place and general atmosphere encouraged us to trust the recommendation and chicken biryani, murtabak and ...
... it's unique identity. Then grab a map and check out the local street art.
If you are feeling really energetic make your way out to the national park. There are a variety of sights including a turtle hatchery, butterfly garden and some nice beaches. Just be warned this area is not for the faint of heart, out of shape or people with mobility issues. The hiking trails are laden with ...
... with an albino python a a pair of Macaws. The birds got grumpy with both Ross and Cam for some reason and the snake was not the most popular choice for all the boys (only about half were prepared to put it on their shoulders, and some were dumb enough to kiss it as well after being challenged by one of the parents!).
From here we crossed the 13km bridge and causeway onto the island of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Penaga Georgetown
Exceptional service in an exceptionally beautiful hotel. Fantastic location but quietly hidden in a little side street. I would and am recommending everyone to stay here if they are in Penang. The only place have ever heard of a free minibar! The owners have done a fantastic job and you can read about their journey and where all of your pictures in your room come from - it's really very personal. The breakfast was lovely and I can't say enough about the friendliness of the ALL of the staff.
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