Penang, Malaysia

I only had about 36 hours in Georgetown on the Island of Penang on the west coast of Malaysia. What I find is that when you are on small organised tours and you have limited time, trying to fit in so many sites can be overwhelming (especially in a group of 16) so the limited times seems to revolve around seeing one or two main sites, then eating and/or shopping.

We sure did that. Glorious Asian fusion food courts, Little India, Bargain pants and t shirts, A trip to the Snake temple, a public bus ride – that was about all we fit in. I would like to go back and do some more sightseeing, ride the funicular, eat more food, see the Reclining Buddha and more of the historic houses.

 

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is Malaysia’s thriving capital of the Sabah state, on the island of Borneo. A two or so hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to Sabah’s playground – Orangutans, Snorkeling, Hiking Mt Kinabalu, Diving, Rafflesia flowers, Nature Reserves, Islands, Cultural Villages.

It’s mainly a sea port, head down the coast or out to the islands to enjoy the sun and sea around Kota Kinabalu.