Selamat Pagi Penang!

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Penang rickshaw

Our bus arrived in Penang at around 3 in the morning.  Still drowsy & with nowhere to go, we decided to sleep in the bus until the break of dawn.

 

When the sun was up, we got out of the bus and asked around how to go to the pier for Butterworth, as well as to GeorgeTown and its World Heritage Sites.  The first guy that came to us eventually became our tourist guide.  With his friend’s car, he drove us around and showed us what Penang has to offer.  Initially, the deal was just to bring us to Fort Cornwallis and show us where the port was because it would be cheaper if we do the touring on our own.  I guess he got fond of entertaining us or, simply with us, that he eventually drove us around.  We went to various temples - Chinese, Buddhist and Burmese – and mosques as well.  He even would have brought us to Penang Hill if only the cable cars were working, which, on that day, were not operational.

 

I love Georgetown and its relaxed vibe!  It was Saturday when we got there.  The streets were quiet.  No traffic! 

 

Aside from the charming shophouses dating back colonial years, there’s an abundance of places of worship of various faiths – a Thai-style Buddhist temple in front of a Burmese Buddhist temple, a mosque just a block away from a Chinese temple that was just a few steps away from an Indian temple, and a church a few blocks away.

loving Roti Canai

 

If the sights won me over, I’ve gone crazy with their food!  Roti Canai and its variations plus its various curry dips were just delicious!  Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside Roti Canai & fish curry’s my fave.  I better stop talking about this as I’m starting to crave for it.  Thanks to our friendly tourist guide for introducing this to me.  :)

 

So after having lunch at some hawker food stall, it’s time to bid goodbye to this piece of paradise & say hello to Butterworth (or just Butterworth train station) to keep with our IT!

 

To get to Butterworth from GeorgeTown, we took a ferry, a free ferry.  Yehey!  The ride was just about 15 minutes, and from the port of Butterworth, the railway station was conveniently located just next to the ferry, just a few minute walk on a covered walkway.  With that, it gave as ample time to fix ourselves and rest for about an hour to prepare ourselves for the 20-hour train ride for Bangkok!

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Penang rickshaw
Penang rickshaw
me+Mr.TourGuide+mj...Photo credits…
me+Mr.TourGuide+mj...Photo credit…
loving Roti Canai
loving Roti Canai
driving around Penang...Photo cred…
driving around Penang...Photo cre…
Mosque
Mosque
@ Fort Cornwallis
@ Fort Cornwallis
@ Fort Cornwallis...Photo credits:…
@ Fort Cornwallis...Photo credits…
Indian Temple
Indian Temple
Mano Po
Mano Po
Chinese temple...Photo credits: MJ
Chinese temple...Photo credits: MJ
Mosque
Mosque
insenso.
insenso.
Old tram.
Old tram.
blue building.
blue building.
in front of the Burmese temple...P…
in front of the Burmese temple...…
Burmese Temple
Burmese Temple
Chedi
Chedi
@Thai temple...Photo credits: MJ
@Thai temple...Photo credits: MJ
Reclining Buddha
Reclining Buddha
YUM!
YUM!
quick ferry ride to Butterworth
quick ferry ride to Butterworth
joiner...Photo credits: MJ
joiner...Photo credits: MJ
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