Penang Travel Stories
"Om Mani padme hung"
15/02/2010 DAY 30 Visa in Thailand ran out today so took a minibus down to Penang in Malaysia. Slightly delayed as a really annoying couple from Devon with even more annoying voices had lost their reciept so the tour lady asked them to get out of the bus as they had no proof of purchase. After a ...
We left Thailand yesterday and arrived at the Malaysian border, yeh a new country. It only took 8hrs to get here in a minibus. We checked into our hotel and then went for dinner in a food market (this really wasn't good, so we payed up and went and found Pizza Hut). Today we have been on an island t...
First stop in Malaysia
We crossed the border into Malaysia with no problems. Malaysia seems like a really cool country. The state religion is Islam but there are tons of Buddhist temples and churches all over. We visited a mosque in Penang which was a great experience. We were lucky to catch the evening prayer session (we...
We spent 3 days on Penang in a quirky wee hostel called 100 Cintra Street, it was a cross between a museum and a prison! Clean though but certainly the strangest place we've stayed in. Here we did a walking tour of the city where we visited Fort Cornwallis and got stuck there for half an hour i...
Escape to Thailand
Often times I wonder: Is my guidebook being ironic, euphamistic, having a little fun with me perhaps? Or maybe there's an issue with perspective. Take this as an example: would you rather have someone describe you as stunning, just absolutley fantastic, simply amazing and leave those you've met a bi...
About PenangPenang, with an aproximate latitude of 5,4 (24° 0' 0" N) and a longitude of 100,2333 (13° 59' 8" E), is located in the area / state of Pulau Pinang around 237 kilometers north west (327°) of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. A 100 square km area around Penang has an aproximate population of 1651660 and an average elevation of 54 meters above the sea. So far 85 pictures and 16 stories has been uploaded during travels in Penang.