The Northam All Suite Penang
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The crossing from Langkawi to Penang is 3 hours, rather smooth except they screened a horror movie not really suitable for all audiences. Had to dig out the ipad to divert the attention.
Murray' last minute cheap hotel find turns out to be a grand hotel where the family room is a suite on the 27th floor. That is part of Georgetown....huge …
... for the most part anyway, turns out the Japanese weren’t so good at this and just killed everyone and bombed Penang, a lot). The result is that there are churches beside mosques and Chinese temples, restaurants all jumbled together and people living tolerantly side by side. The Malaysian people here have included elements of culture from so many different areas and are very proud of how they live here. It also houses a rather fun collection of 3D ...
... after hours charges to us and we booked him and his taxi after paying 1/3 of the fee as a deposit. We sincerely hoped we hadn’t been duped and he was indeed going to rock up in the wee hours of the next day to collect us!
We got back to our hostel 10 minutes later, informing the guy at reception of our taxi booking, and went to bed. The music was seriously loud, even though we were 3 flights of stairs above reception – it was like being back in Otres, ...
Well that's it for Penang, now it's onward to Indonesia - a short hop across the sea to Sumatra, and hopefully some Orang-utans.
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... we were going to be on for the next 8 hours it was probably the best tonic going!
So, if you’re in need of an Immac, have slightly longer limbs than the average man on the street and you're walking down the platform holding a huge bunch of bananas; chances are you may get mistaken for a Rwandan silverback. You’ve been warned! Oh, and in case you’re interested, here are some easy translations the next time you’re looking to buy a banana ...