The Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Already renowned in Southeast Asia for their enterprise and business acumen, the Armenian Sarkies brothers, Martin and Tigran, settled down in Penang and established the Eastern Hotel in 1884. It is a beautifully established grand old colonial-era hotel perched on the shore of Penang and well-located in the center of the island’s capital George Town. Afternoon…

Batu Feringgi

Batu Feringgi is one of Penang’s most popular beaches and is a major tourist destination. There wasn’t anyone on the beach because of jelly fish and the sand isn’t soft. I did experience a few cuts on the soles of my feet from the sand.

Penang Hill

Penang Hill is a popular retreat for those who wish to escape the city’s humidity and seek sanctuary in the cooler climes of Penang’s very own hill station.   Penang Hill offers great views of the city but in the afternoon the humidity meant that the views were foggy. There are two options to get to…

Penang, Georgetown

Penang is Malaysia’s only “island state”. There are approximately two million people of diverse ethnicities, cultures and dialects living here. Georgetown has become a large tourist attraction because of the sheer quantity of historic buildings, and I for one was very glad that it had not had the modernisation of so many cities today What I…