Penang Hill

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A view of George Town and beyond

Last night we arranged with Liam and Sarah for us to go up Penang Hill today.  So we caught a local bus to the foot of the hill.  We then got on two very slow, steep trains that took us 700m to the top.  The view was fabulous - we could see the whole of the city, the Straights of Melaka and the mainland.  We could also see the whole of the bridge that spans from Penang to the mainland, an amazing feat of engineering.

We wandered around the top for a while, having a look at the Hindu temple and the mosque.  We said goodbye to Liam and Sarah, as they were heading back down.  We went up to a very colonial-esque restaurant for a drink and bite to eat.  We sat in cool gardens, and were waited on by a man who wore a starched white apron and was very precise in all his movements.

Relaxing with a cup of tea!
  We were quite English and ordered bangers and mash (posh version) and Welsh Rarebit. 

After a relaxing hour or two, we made our way back down the hill on the train.  After a quick shower, we headed out to see what culinary delights were on offer for this evening.  We ventured into a cafe style place that had loads of choice, but we had no idea what any of it was.  With the help of a friendly waiter, and some pictures, we ordered a "Thosai" each.  It came on a tray -  a large Thosai pancake stuffed with chicken masala, with three different curry sauces to dip in.  It tasted really good, and our two meals with drinks, came to a grand total of 1 pound.  Bargain.

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A view of George Town and beyond
A view of George Town and beyond
Relaxing with a cup of tea!
Relaxing with a cup of tea!
Going up on the train
Going up on the train
The Hindu temple
The Hindu temple
Monkeys!
Monkeys!
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