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    A few more pictures of Georgetown but not worth starting a new thread over, this is taken from Little India, it is the Captains Mosque I think and the Komtar Building.



    Cleaning the streets and drains of Penang.



    The good thing about Penang is that they have a sewage system, so unlike Thailand the drains aren't full of poo.



    See, no poo in there.


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    Seems like one thing hasn't changed- Penang has a lot of rats. I liked it though. Penang Hill is worth a day trip.

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    Great Report.....

    I can't remember where the hell I stayed in Penang .

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    Is Penang worth visiting ? Or Georgetown ? Never really found an excuse/reason to visit it really, but I could on the way to KL or so..

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    Maybe have a look through the different threads on Penang and also google Penang and decide for yourself whether it is worth visiting, I personally like it there, lots of people don't.

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    That brought back some good memories. I lived there for a couple of years back in the 80's. I wonder if the New Lom Tom is still open. Suzy must be a granny by now.

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    Biggest difference is the trees one avenuse has huge trees planted in colonial times and protected by law . Won't see that in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by plorf
    Is Penang worth visiting ?
    yes it's an ancient post but

    Penang is one place where Pork / Bacon is available in Malaysia

    that in it's self seals the deal for moi .

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    Just had 4 days there filling my face with lovely Indian food and stocking up on those essentials which are expensive here in Thailand at the Tesco there and the local Indian shops for my herbs and spices. Just so expensive to have a beer there is what lets it down.
    Treat everyone as a complete and utter idiot and you can only ever be pleasantly surprised !

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    Whoops sorry I didnlt see how old this thread was , Hope bump is OK

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    16 minutes isn't that old my friend

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    Last time I was there it was 1966 and England had just won the world cup.There were a lot of happy immigrants on the boat.Must go back one day as I would like to visit the Snake Temple.Has anyone been there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Penang is one place where Pork / Bacon is available in Malaysia
    I used to buy it regularly in KL, most supermarkets stocked it

    the funny bit used to be at the checkout if it was a Muslim boy

    they would put a plastic bag over their hand so they did not have to touch the already plastic wrapped piggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collector
    Won't see that in Thailand
    You will. Just have to know where to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plorf View Post
    Is Penang worth visiting ? Or Georgetown ? Never really found an excuse/reason to visit it really, but I could on the way to KL or so..
    Yes;

    Just back from a visa run, drove down from Phuket, easy 9 1/2 hour drive .
    stayed at the Minigood hotel ( 100 MYR/night) they did my gf's non imm B visa as well ( 220 for the visa and 30 service charge), beats having to go to the embassy an back an they had it in my hands the next day before noon.

    I love walking around the old town and Chlula street, many places are starting to restore the old shop houses an they look good, took the bus out to the Kee Lok See temple, well worth the visit.

    Went to the E & O hotel an had a look around and there are many new "hip " style bars.restaurants across the street,
    Unlike KL Penang has a very nice feeling about it and the Indian food is 50% less than whet u pay in Thailand.

    Stopped at the duty free on the wya back an its not worth stopping.
    Gasoline 10 baht/Lt cheaper!!!
    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol or insanity, but they've always worked for me" HST

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