John's Around the World Adventure 2005/2006

Travel time: December 2005 - June 2006  |  by John Davies

Malaysia: Penang Island

We followed a Malaysian guy named Gabe who we met in the highlands to his hometown island of Penang. Gabe kindly gave us a guided tour of the main attractions such as the botanical gardens, packed full of cheeky monkeys.

He also took us to a traditional Malaysian restaurant to sample the delights of the region. Whilst in Penang we took a cable car up the very steep Penang Hill for spectacular views back across the island and its 13km bridge connecting it the mainland. We also visited an impressive temple named Ke Lok Si, the home of 10,000 Buddha's.

Out to Dinner; Sol, John, Paul, Tim, Gabe

Out to Dinner; Sol, John, Paul, Tim, Gabe

The Penang Hill Cablecar was incredibly steep!

The Penang Hill Cablecar was incredibly steep!

Penang Beach

Penang Beach

This Cheeky Monkey had just pinched a poor little baby's ice cream!

This Cheeky Monkey had just pinched a poor little baby's ice cream!

Sol and I at Ke Lok Si Temple of 10,000 Buddha's

Sol and I at Ke Lok Si Temple of 10,000 Buddha's

Sunset on Penang

Sunset on Penang

Penang Old Town

Penang Old Town

Ke Lok Si Giant Buddha

Ke Lok Si Giant Buddha

Ke Lok Si Temple

Ke Lok Si Temple

Ke Lok Si Temple

Ke Lok Si Temple

Penang Hill lookout over largest Bridge of its kind anywhere in the World

Penang Hill lookout over largest Bridge of its kind anywhere in the World

A small selection of the 10,000 buddha's on display here!

A small selection of the 10,000 buddha's on display here!

One of Penangs's charming older Temples

One of Penangs's charming older Temples

Penang Fort

Penang Fort

© John Davies, 2006
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The trip
 
Description:
Following masses of preperation my trip of a lifetime was finally a reality. Beginning in the adventurous New Zealand, before taking in delights of Australia over Christmas. Bali was next on the agenda, trading in the comfort of the West for drastic cultural differences of East Asia. The modern city of Singapore next acted as a stepping stone for travel over-land through Malaysia and island-hopping around Thailand. My Adventure finally ended amongst the neon scyscrapers of Hong Kong.
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 01, 2005
Duration: 6 months
End of journey: Jun 02, 2006
Travelled countries: New Zealand
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
Hong Kong
The Author
 
John Davies is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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