Pinang Part 1

Trip Start Oct 05, 2012
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Western and Oriental Guest House

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Friday, November 16, 2012

When we left kuala lumper we were a bit disheartened about Malaysia, luckily the next stop was Penang which we loved!

Penang feels like a European city with street art everywhere, old colourful colonial style buildings and a real charm to it (Lonely Planet eat your heart out!).

We stayed the first time for just two nights where we met our friend Jass (pronounced Jazz), who worked at Reggae Bar, which was just around the corner from where we were staying. After getting chatting to him after a few drinks he asked us if we wanted to spend the day with him the next day.

We went to Kok Se Lai (a thousand temples) a short bus ride out of Pinang. An amazing place in the hills surrounded by beautiful gardens. You can catch a cable car to the top for a great view over Pinang and the temples seem to go on forever. This is the best temple we'd seen since Angkor Wat.

After, Jass took us to his favourite restaurant, a Burmese restaurant back in Georgetown. It was a buffet style restaurant which didn't look that appetising at first, but turned out to be great and Jass wouldn't let us pay for a thing!

Jass was a great guide for the day, although he hated us calling him that! He told us all about how he got to Malaysia as a 16 year old and not knowing any Malay or English. He really was an amazing guy and we both feel really lucky to have met him, sob! Back at Reggae Bar met a lad from UK, called Matt and after talking to him for a while, a few drinks later he said he'd meet us in Langkawi.

Off to Langkawi we go....
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