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    some past shots

    https://phuket.zenfolio.com/p867215729

    lovely place for a 3 day stop over, lots of Boutique hotels now on and just off of Chula street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    lots of Boutique hotels now
    You mean places that have been around for about thirty years, but now you can pay eight times as much as before and watch your wife take a shit thanks to a bathroom window?



    Pass.

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    Nice pics Richard.

    Depending on how long you are going for I'd consider staying at a couple of hotels, one in Georgetown for the history and heritage and tbe other up Batu Ferringhi for the beaches, sunsets and National Park where you can hike to Monkey Beach or the more enduring trek toTurtle Beach or take a boat there or back or both, which are cheap.

    Another good trek is Penang Hill which is a must see, starting from the Botanical gardens. Or get the funicular train up.

    If you want a nice hotel up Ferringhi, I highly reccomen the Resa Sayang. Not cheap but great private beach, sunsets and pitch and putt golf course.
    A nice restaurant that way is a Thai restaurant called Tree Monkey, where you sit under a canopy and can sometimes hear the monleys chattering away.

    Must sees in Penang-

    Penang Hill
    A rickshaw tour of Georgetown
    Love Lane, Georgetown for a night out and Kapitans for Indian food
    Fort Cornwallis
    The turtle sanctuary on turtle beach
    Komtar- dunno if its still the tallest building there.
    The horse racing is fun there, you can place bets too
    Nandos
    Shopping at Gurney Plaza or the newer Gurney Paragon nearby.

    You can hire a Vespa on Chulia Street a few shops drown from Jalan Penang. It only takes an hour to get round the whole island.

    Theres also a War Museum, butterfly farm, toy museum, snake farm. All of which i thought quite lame.

    Take the wife on a kayak and paddle out to a little island, its named after someone. I forget who now. Takes about an hour.
    Its just past the floating mosque anyway at the start of the incline up to Batu Ferringhi.

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    There's no reason these days to go to the Komtar.

    It's fallen badly into disrepair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Shopping at Gurney Plaza or the newer Gurney Paragon nearby.
    Good street eats at nearby Gurney Drive, too.

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    Hmm...might be worth yet another visit in my upcoming 3 months off.


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    TizShe and I spent a couple of days in Penang last month.

    I finally got around to creating this.


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    Thanks for the three and a half minutes of what looked like a great time for Tizher and you. It may be awhile before they let me out of the fish bowl to travel again. I'm jealous.

    Nice little production with the editing and all. You made some memories there to revisit one day.

    Peace out, the fish.

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    you forgot the cemetery, a lovely quiet place, Love reading the tombstones
    also a visit to the E&O hotel

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