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    To get around we mostly caught taxis in penang and a couple of times the local bus



    what that sign on the taxi door should say is haggling is mandatory, i think we only got 3 taxis out of about 50 who would put the meter on ,
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    PIMP OUT YOUR RICKSHAW



    Wandering around georgetown is a treat for the eyes you never know what you are going to find, you may spot a hindu temple complete with colourful dieties next to a falling down structure or a sketchy looking bar adjacent to a former colonial mansion turned 5 star hotel, we hired a couple of rickshaw blokes one night and got them to give us a quick tour .







    The long running hongkong bar


    nice old jukebox






    the blinged up rickshaws of penang are a great way to get around and see a bit while giving the kids a rest from walking
    this is an activity that can be done without the addition of alcohol , however i thought it a damn good idea to pick up a couple of tinnies fron the 7/11





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    If you want to shop with the locals head to the KOMTAR oR PRANGLIN MALL




    More of the excellent hawker food


    Loads of little curry houses around , as a rule of thumb if you see its packed with locals then chances are the foods good

    Love a good curry, me

    my new mate the rickshaw bloke , stronger than he looks,


    Hard work pedalling portly farangs about i would imagine. at least he didnt have any hills to contend with
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    While in penang i did more than just drink beer and eat street food we also went to some very cool places and attractions you may not of come across,
    This place is a short ride from georgetown and is called KEK LOK SI TEMPLE
    The largest buddhist temple in Malaysia , there are lots of steps and narrow columns to climb



    Kids enjoyed feeding the turtles in the sacred ponds











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    I was in Malaysia just before Christmas 2 years ago and was really surprised how much Christmas is celebrated in a Muslim Country. The shopping centers were all playing Christmas music (Christian religious music at that) and there appeared to be a surprising amount of tolerance.

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    great thread BLD, you get a lot done when you travel.

    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    there are lots of steps and narrow columns to climb
    There's a furnicular train by the side of it

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    i found that quite surprising also. this was in the Klcc mall in kuala lumpur



    If these moozies are going to get in on the xmas retail action you would think they could start by putting the price of a beer down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    t thread BLD, you get a lot done when you travel. Did you walk up to that temple or take the furnicular ?
    got the taxi to drop us off at the top and walked down , we were of to penang hill to do the Funicular train ride next so wanted to conserve a bit of energy , not getting any younger mate just wiser

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    poor guy looks fukked. are you holding him up there ?

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    THE SCARIEST BEER PROMO GIRLS IVE EVER SEEN



    That was the carlsberg girl^



    Wouldnt get a job in thailand those 2

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    poor guy looks fukked. are you holding him up there ?

    BLD is a BENEVOLENT KONT and he was well compensated, Although i reckon he must of been thinking to himself , fuk i should of stayed in school


    Anyway
    mrs BLD was getting a bit tired of Hawker food and as usual demanded i feed her only the finest seafood



    Strangely enough for an island most of the seafood seeemed to be imported




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    Heres a question for TD punters, what the fuk is Canadian geoduck?

    It looked like something socal would stick up his BLURTER

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    Type of clam mate.

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    The geoduck (/ˈɡuːiːdʌk/ "gooey duck"), scientific name Panopea generosa, is a species of very large, edible, saltwater clam in the family Hiatellidae; are from the West Coast of British Columbia. The common name may be derived from a Native American word meaning "dig deep". Most are exported to Asia, especially Japan.

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    i had never heard of them , Thanks

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    After haing a gander at the temple it was of to ride the Funicular train up to penang hill where i was told the view over penang is spectacular


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    Unfortunately for us the day we went it looked like everybody in penang had the same idea, we lined up for an hour to get on the train and they had us packed in like sardines which kind of spoiled the ride up, couldnt see out the window due to a couple of indian blokes with turbans blocking the view


    It was chocka in there, lucky nobody let rip with a curry fart




    my young bloke enjoying the view


    and a dinosaur to scare the little guy




    Bit over rated that train really. afterwards we set of to the port area to catch the butterworth ferrry, these things have been in operation for years and are considered a national treasure



    For those wanting a bit of luxury




    some cruise ships also pull in here






    crossing from penang to butterworth is free but costs about 1.20 ringett coming back , we had no interest in butterworth, just thought the kids might enjoy the ferry ride


    Before the bridge was built this was the only way to get your car on to penang island





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    The biggest of those 2 cruise ships is the superstar libra that goes to Phuket, i think the smaller one is the casino ship that sets off at 7.30 pm on weekends and comes back the next morning probably a few passengers light

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    Good stuff Mate,

    Penangs a great spot to spend a few days, the thing is to actually get around and do stuff innit.

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    Was there about the same time...(Sunday before Christmas), and the traffic and crowds were a nightmare! Sunday we went from Georgetown to Batu Ferenggi (to have a beer on the beach - we ended up on a side street with a sliver of water view) and it took us 1.5 hours. Went to Penang Hill on Monday, saw the line, and resorted to a few beers in a small shop outside the entrance. Nice place but the traffic and crowds left something to be desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno5
    Went to Penang Hill on Monday, saw the line, and resorted to a few beers in a small shop outside the entrance
    It's only a 5 hour walk up it
    There are 4x4s that will take you up the hill in 20 mins from the botanical gardens side and come and get you. There's not much to do up there really. A cafe, guest house a red english post box, a closed down rope bridge where some chinese guy fell 500 metres to his death which hasnt been reopened, the colonnial houses and the view, which is mostly shit because of the haze. It is 5 degrees cooler up there though

    hope you dont mind me piping in there BLD

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    THE MALAYSIAN ARSE BLASTER

    What a diabolical fucking thing these turned out to be , you need both hands to operate the thing 1 hand to hold the hose pointed at the blurter the other to turn on the tap , all while on a sqat toilet.

    Fuk that to old for squat toilets

    much prefer the thai style with the trigger


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    ^ you are 100% correct, wasnt a hell of a lot to do once there. wasnt to hazy the day we went though

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    " Funicular " is my new favorite word. I shall use it often without bothering to google what is funicularing means.

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    im a big fan of all this street food a good place to head at night in penang was Gurney drive hawker centre, but street food all over penang was just as good




    Penang is renowned for it laksa , and righly so






    careful with the fried oysters though,


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