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November 2nd

The journey from Krabi to Penang went without any problems and we arrived in Penang at about 4:00 p.m. I found a suitable place to stay (Golden Plaza Hotel, 20 RM for a single room) and settled in. I went for a little walk around nearby Little India and had some dinner in a Indian restaurant.

November 3rd

With only one day allocated to see Penang, I started early with a quick trip to the area around Fort Cornwallis


Fort Cornwallis, Penang


City Hall, Penang


Clock Tower, Penang

and continued the tour with visits to Chinese and Indian temples and Meeting Houses

Sri Mariamman Temple, Penang

Houses on the wharf


In the afternoon I caught the bus to Air Itam to visit the Kek Lok Si Temple, one of the better temples that I visited on my trip



Kek Lok Si Temple.

As you can see the Pagoda is Burmese at the bottom, Thai in the middle and Chinese at the top

I then walked to the bottom station of the funicular railway up Penang Hill (which is further than my guide book implied). This railway is one of the slowest that I have ever seen, but the view and at the top is good. I stayed at the top until the sun had set and Penang was lit up below, the headed back into town. Had a very nice meal from the street vendor


Funicular Railway and view from Penang Hill

Next day it was southward and upward to the Cameron Highlands

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