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So after a couple more days of R&R, it was time to make a move to another island, Penang. We caught a taxi to the ferry on Langkawi. The enormity of the jetty surprised me-- not Mike of course: Starbucks, KFC, a HUGE shopping complex of duty free stores. I think I was a bit mislead about what kind of ferry we'd be taking. I was thinking back to …
Sunday we took a bus from KL to the island on Penang (a/k/a Pinang). Penang is located on the northwest coast of Malaysia and is one of the smallest states. It has land both on the mainland and an island. We stayed on the island.
What did we do once we got there?
- Walked around to see some of the island's best houses of …
Monday our big adventure was to go and see the Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam. If you are interested in some historical information about the temple, here it is, plagiarized from Wikipedia:
The Kek Lok Si Temple (Penang Hokkien for "Temple of Supreme Bliss" or "Temple of Sukhavati"; Simplified Chinese: 极乐寺; Traditional …
Up and out early for breakfast at Hawaii Restaurant. It was so so and the restaurant was starting to get a little tatty and run down but gave us tea, toast, juice and eggs for a reasonable price of RM12. The frankfurter (hot dog) sausage always look a bit dodgy and I chose to leave mine!
We were picked up promptly at 9am and …
Wednesday 7 April, 10.48pm, Hotel Malaysia
And so to Penang, one of the northern states of Peninsular Malaysia. I can't tell if it’s a lot colder up here or if it’s just that my cold seems to be turning into full-on flu, but I am so fricking chilly that layering vest tops and t-shirts is no longer enough. I have been forced to …
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