East meets West in the Exotic Cultural Cocktail of Penang

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August 1st 2019
Published: August 4th 2019
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After five days in the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, Linda and I took a bus five hours north to Butterworth on the coast, from where a small ferry (with passengers and cars sharing the top deck!) tackled the ten-minute crossing of the North Channel to George Town, on the island of Penang. Despite being uninhabited until around three centuries ago, Penang's past status as a vital port on the t... Read Full Entry

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Hillside WonderlandHillside Wonderland
Hillside Wonderland

Looking up at the Kek Lok Si Buddhist complex outside Air Itam
Crowning GloryCrowning Glory
Crowning Glory

Close-up of Kek Lok Si
Turtle PondTurtle Pond
Turtle Pond

Water feature at the base of Kek Lok Si
Fountains and PagodasFountains and Pagodas
Fountains and Pagodas

Beautifully-decorated external courtyard at Kek Lok Si
Gateway to another worldGateway to another world
Gateway to another world

Looking down on Air Itam from the heights of Kek Lok Si
Soaring SkywardSoaring Skyward
Soaring Skyward

Ban Po Thar (Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda)
Picture FramePicture Frame
Picture Frame

View from a window in Ban Po Thar
Looking down from aboveLooking down from above
Looking down from above

The massive shrine to Kuan Yin at the top of Kek Lok Si
Offering to the GodsOffering to the Gods
Offering to the Gods

Joss sticks burning outside the main Buddhist temple
Street ArtStreet Art
Street Art

'Man in a Canoe' mural near Love Lane in George Town
Miniature EcosystemMiniature Ecosystem
Miniature Ecosystem

Exterior of the glasshouse dome at Entopia
Butterflies and WaterfallsButterflies and Waterfalls
Butterflies and Waterfalls

Inside the dome at Entopia
Lazy LizardLazy Lizard
Lazy Lizard

Iguana looking like a model in a solarium
Beachfront DiningBeachfront Dining
Beachfront Dining

Beach opposite the Tropical Spice Garden
Taking in the GreeneryTaking in the Greenery
Taking in the Greenery

Fish pond inside the Tropical Spice Garden
Tropical TrailsTropical Trails
Tropical Trails

Wandering through the Tropical Spice Garden
At the top of the tracksAt the top of the tracks
At the top of the tracks

Penang Hill's funicular train line, which rises almost 700 metres in just 2km
Full BloomFull Bloom
Full Bloom

African Tulip advertising for suitors atop Penang Hill
Tiptoeing through the TreetopsTiptoeing through the Treetops
Tiptoeing through the Treetops

Langur Way canopy walkway at The Habitat
Monkey #1Monkey #1
Monkey #1

Long Tailed Macaque
Monkey #2Monkey #2
Monkey #2

Dusky Leaf Monkey (aka Spectacled Langur)

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