Hotel Fortuna

406 Penang Rd., Georgetown, Pulau Penang, Pinang, 10000, Malaysia | Hotel
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Perusing Penang

A travel blog entry by ginapeach


... was any food around even if it meant getting back on to the ship). We stumbled across a random little food shop across the road from the dock. Since we had no idea what we were ordering, we opted for noodles with vegetables. It was a little spicy, very juicy and oh so yummy.
We boarded the ship with full stomachs and ready to head to our final Malaysian ports.

Fun fact:
Penang is named after the betel nut tree which grows across the island.

Sour plums and visa running

A travel blog entry by krocodiletears


... have been set up specifically to accommodate the tens of thousands of expatriates living semi legally in Thailand. They organise a dozen such daily runs to the Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysian borders. All visa running involves for people wanting to get around this absurd regulation is simply to cross out of Thailand and then return immediately - sometimes within an hour.

Companies thrive on this business. It goes like this. Once a month (or two months if you are ...

Our Stomachs Are Going To Miss Penang!

A travel blog entry by jasonandgaryn


... the information kiosk, they gave us a list of the names on a store directory, but it was nearly impossible to find anything we were looking for because they were listed by location instead of in any logical themed way. It's a good thing we weren't in dire need of finding any place in particular.

After killing some time in the malls and a book store, we took a very crowded, long bus ride and headed to the Wednesday night market, which also happens to ...

Penang - A Foodies Paradise

A travel blog entry by natandross


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We spent our first day walking around the town to take it all in and were surprised to find that in addition to the heritage artwork there were also a number of Banksey-esque prints dotted around in random back roads that we would stumble upon often by accident - it was fun to go and locate them all and we made sure that we got a good shot of our favourites.

Nat being the food obsessive that she is, had compiled a list of all the dishes we had to try whilst ...


A travel blog entry by sarahdoug96


Day 139

Up early again to get the 8am bus to Penang on the NW side of Malaysia. Drive through the Highlands wasn't bad despite the long winding roads. We eventually arrived in Butterworth just after midday and there we had to change onto a boat to cross the sea to the island of Penang. We were staying in the colonial town of Georgetown, which is again a UNESCO World Heritage Town. We caught a shuttle bus to our hostel ...


This hotel, located on 406 Penang Rd., Georgetown, is near Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Tropical Spice Garden, Khoo Kongsi, and Komtar.
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