"'Pearl Island'" Penang by lukluk_wal_marjan

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Pulau Pinang, Pulau Mutiara....

'Mutiara' is pearl in English. For Malaysians, Pulau Pinang is also called as Pulau Mutiara. I used to live here in 1985 until my late dad decided to settle in his hometown after he retired.

Not so much memories I had here as I continued my secondary schooling in a boarding school in Negeri Sembilan. Recent visit to Penang during the Chinese New Year Holidays shows that there have been rapid changes on this island.

Driving in the town made me go bonkers! Round & round & round just to go back to the hotel. A stupid wrong turn will cost you another long round. Anyway, though it happened to me, it doesnt mean that it happen to everybody.

The only thing that is yet to change is the number of ppl frequencing the beaches. Crazy!!!! Especially during long school / public holidays.

Bear with me while I update this page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice beaches, good food, histroy tracking
  • Cons:Too crowded!
  • In a nutshell:More than just the beaches
  • Last visit to Penang: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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“travel wisely - be sure to enjoy the food, the place, make friends & of course have sufficient $$$$”

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