Saturday, 19 June 2010

Weekend in Penang

Spent last weekend with family in Malaysia. Drove all the way up to Penang for a visit. Penang is an island off Peninsular Malaysia, approximately 650km from Singapore. I think it has been more than 10 years since we last visited Penang. Penang is famous for good hawker food. Mom wanted to visit her sisters too.

Driving across Penang bridge. Thirty years ago, the only way across was via ferry. The ferry still runs but it is now much faster driving across the bridge.

View from the hotel room, a new shopping mall on the left - Times Square.

To the right of Times Square, is KOMTAR (that tall building) an older shopping complex, and a Catholic church in the foreground.

Can you see the mainland in the background? Brightly painted old shophouses in the foreground, and an Indian temple in the bottom left corner.


  1. When I look at the city, the feeling of some disorder appears ) I don't know why )
    The bridge is beautiful. Is it long?

  2. Well. I love blogs! How else would I have learned about what hawker food is?

    I have never heard that term, so of course Googled it immediately. Yum!

    Great pictures too. Thanks!
    Fox : )

  3. Great to see Penang, Thanks.