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    Xmas holiday with the family

    ive just taken the handbrake and kids on a short vacation to malaysia. havent been there for a few years so got quite a surprise how pricey it has become,
    we flew air asia vientiane to KL then airasia again to Penang ,

    arriving xmas eve we headed straight to batu ferringhi for a couple of nights



    stayed at the hydro hotel which had a great pool for the kids, the beach was a disapointment though due to the jellyfish problem

    our hotel was on miami beach but ony about 5 minutes away from the night market area and the beers

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    You're always going on holidays. (couldn't find the smiley for 'jealous')

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    I wasnt really expecting much to be happening on xmas in malaysia and sure enough there wasnt. never mind, i had come straight from work so all i wanted to do for the first couple of nights was eat and drink




    the first night we found a little bar called bora bora, right on the beach , horse riding for the wife and buckets full of beer for me








    22 ringit per beer. Faaark me




    just outside the bar you can go para sailing ......fuk that to, i will leave that to mad conts such as dillinger




    charley boy will be happy to know that no guinness was used for cooking , it all went straight down my gob ( 28 ringit for a guinness)






    xmas dinner for her indoors was the seafood platter


    i went for the prawn curry which was bloody tasty but consisted of 2 prawns and about 6 prawn heads . that pissed me off
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    This is the hydro hotel we stayed at



    excellent pool for the kids


    and a nice view from the balcony


    my internet here in Laos doesnt run at warp speed so i will post up some more when i can get them down loaded to photobucket.

    yes.......there will be moobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    yes.......there will be moobs
    Mankini action?

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    Sorry slappers. the wife forgot to pack my mankini

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    Give her a green from me please BLD.

    Thanks for the report mate, , I was thinking of taking a short break there from this building Lark, but after reading your report and looking at those pics I reckon it will be elsewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Sorry slappers. the wife forgot to pack my mankini
    Now where's that new 'ignore thread' option...

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    Wish id have knew you were going, you could have stayed in my condo, it needed a clean too. You should have jumped on the ferry to Langkawi for the pristine water, baby powder sand and the duty free booze. Although Batu Ferringhi does have some great sunsets as youve shown. Im trying to think where that photo with your missus and kid on those boulders was taken... did you go the rasa sayang and have the sunday buffet ?
    Its no party island is it Penang ? Thats why i pissed off to Samui it does have some things that Samui doesnt have though, such as shopping malls, sure i could have sorted you a mankini thereand proper indian and chinese food. For future reference, theres a townhouse shop that sells all the smuggled duty free booze from langkawi, cant think of the road at this time, but its not too far from the fort.
    The hard rock hotel not too far from that bora bora is great for the kids, has a bar in the pool too. You can get a boat as well from the national park for 3 hours for 150 ringgit and go fishing off monkey or turtle beach for 3 hours
    Theres quite a lot to do on that island really
    Looking forward to see what else you did there

    Happy new year BLD,

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    As for the paragliding, i do know of one fatality on Penang and some Indian tourist who was left hanging and screaming from a tree for half an hour. Ive also lay on those sunbeds if you look left from bora bora and the passengers come perilously close to landing on you.

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    ah shit
    i didnt know you lived there, thanks for the offer though. i had already made note of your penang thread and turtle beach but sadly was to hungover to do much the next day

    those boulders on the beach were right across from the hydro hotel they had a walkway above the road where you could reach it had a small cafe selling beers for 17 ringit , we did get to to the hard rock but just for a visit

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    Next time you feel like popping over, let me know, if you drink the belgian booze, guiness or cider, youre only havin your pants pulled down and arse spanked the same as they do in Thailand

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    Nice thread so far, BLD. Mr NR was salivating over your wife's seafood platter (no one is allowed to part quote that sentence to make out he was salivating over anything but food! I know what you lot are like!) Was that big crustacean on the left lobster, huge prawn or langoustine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Next time you feel like popping over, let me know, if you drink the belgian booze, guiness or cider, youre only havin your pants pulled down and arse spanked the same as they do in Thailand
    sounds lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    Was that big crustacean on the left lobster,
    it was pretending to be a lobster. more like a large prawn really.

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    The prices of drinks are inflated at Batu because its a tourist Ghetto.. Not the best beach at the best of times either.

    Go lankawi next time mate, some really nice beaches and the drinks cost piss all because of its Duty free status.

    You'd like it there.

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    been to Langkawi but that was a few years ago, found beer to be expensive everywhere we went, ive probably been spoilt living in Lao where a king brown costs a bit over a dollar, cant go wrong with that eh, Couldnt find that bar you mentioned in KL but took your advice and had a gander at the butu caves just outside of KL after that continued on to genting highlands get some more pics up tomorrow

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    The seafood platter looks delicious. Too bad about not being able to swim due to the jellyfish. Hope to visit that are someday. Thanks.

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    Batu ferringhi had a few upmarket restaurants but we were mostly eating from hawker stalls.
    Penang is famous for its abundance of steet food stalls both day and night , some swear that the humble streetfood stalls serve even better quality food than the posh eateries in the hotels . I did get a nasty dose of the shits on one occasion though


    this thai place looked alright but i didnt come for the thai food


    Like wise this place looked interesting , but i wasnt up for a steak so early in the holiday



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    Malaysia is so clean and modern i decided me and the boys had better spruce ourselves up a bit





    got a bit of navratna oil rubbed in to my new "Do"


    All the rage they tell me

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    Indians are one of the 3 main ethnic groups in malaysia, and you can get an indian experience without having to go to india, shifty fuckers mostly , this bloke at the beach was pretty entertaing for the kids though, had the usual snake in a basket and magic tricks


    he made a few ringgit disapear from my wallet


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    Still at the beach we decided to go check out the hard rock cafe, this would of been a good option to stay in i reckon, plenty of nice pools and a couple of bars








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    On boxing day we moved out of the hydro and went to spend a couple more nights in georgetown, stayed at the sunway hotel there, nice room and a small pool on the roof

    part of the charm of georgetown is that it isnt glossy


    The pavements are cracked. the walls uneven and weathered, theres quite a shabby appeal to the whole place , in other parts of asia such street scapes have fallen foul to the bulldozers and been replaced by modern highrise



    time to slip in a moob shot


    despite the general grunginess of penang there is also quite a bit of glitzy construction going on , alsong the seafront there is a huge mall called gurney plaza and a Times square

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    time to slip in a moob shot
    and the ever present can of lager.

    Henieken?

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    Yes Heineken, not the most amazing beer one has ever imbibed but suffices on a hot day
    The strangest thing for me about malaysia is that its a predominately muslim country, It didnt really affect me that much other than the fact that the breakfast buffet doesnt have bacon , still easy enough to get a bevvy most places, it is however bloody annoying to get woken up most mornings at sparrows fart by the muezzin calling everyone to morning prayer, cant get me head around a religion that makes every fucker get up so early


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