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Colonial mansions from glory days past, quirky street art, exquisite Indian food, crazy traffic, and friendly stray cats – that’s Georgetown, Penang for you. Just a short ferry ride from Butterworth, Georgetown is the biggest city on the island of Penang. It’s a popular destination for backpackers travelling through Malaysia, and by the looks of […]

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Penang Botanical Gardens, Malaysia

by Samuel on March 21, 2013

Penang Botanical Gardens, Malaysia

In our latest travel video we venture outside of bustling George Town downtown area for a bit of a solitary retreat at the Penang Botanic Gardens (Taman Kebun Bunga) aka as the waterfall Gardens located on Jalan Air Terjun (Waterfall Road) on Penang, Malaysia. With a lush green setting, rolling hills and cheeky monkeys, the […]

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Clan Jetties Stilt Houses located in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

In this travel video we venture off to explore the Clan Jetties Stilt Houses of the Penang Heritage Trail located in historic UNESCO heritage city George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Visiting the stilt villages was something both of us really wanted to do and was one of the top attractions in George Town we wanted to […]

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Exploring Colonial Mansions of George Town, Penang

In this travel video we wake early to explore the inner city of UNESCO heritage George Town wandering around the alleys and colonial mansions of this city on Pulau Penang Island, Malaysia. We’re greeted along the way by many friendly cats and dogs. As we wander around we notice many colonial mansions in various conditions […]

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Little India in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

by Samuel on March 20, 2013

Little India in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

This is a travel video of us exploring the neighborhood of Little India, an ethnic Indian enclave, located in the heart of UNESCO heritage city George Town, Penang, Malaysia. As we wandered down Little India we were assaulted by a series of colorful saris, thumping Hindu music and hustle and bustle of vendors, street merchants […]

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Eating Dim Sum and Drinking Chinese Tea for breakfast in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Before sunrise we woke up early with the thoughts of eating dim sum and drinking Chinese tea for breakfast on our minds, so we headed down Lebuh Cintra (Cintra Street) to find a great place that is popular with both locals and foreigners alike in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. As the lovely ladies wheeled carts […]

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Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Travel Video

by Samuel on March 17, 2013

Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Travel Video

This is a travel video of us exploring the enormous Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple of Supreme Bliss (极乐寺 or 極樂寺) located in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. With elements of Mahayana Buddhism and Chinese traditions it’s one of the largest Buddhist temples in all of SE Asia. In order to get there we took bus […]

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Eating Indian Food in Penang

by Samuel on March 16, 2013

Eating Indian Food in Penang

For lunch we decided to head out and indulge in Indian food that included butter naan, tandoori chicken, aloo gobi and more at the ever popular Kapitan Restaurant (Restoran Kapitan) located in the heart of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It’s quickly become our new favorite restaurant for its wonderful chicken, bread and curry dishes. We […]

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Train Ride From Kuala Lumpur To Butterworth, Malaysia

In this travel video we take a train ride from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth and then a commuter ferry from Butterworth to Penang (George Town), Malaysia on a long full-day journey. Given that it was our first train trip in Malaysia we were ecstatic to have a 7 hour journey. Boarding from KL Sentral we […]

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Burning incense sticks with colourful paper lanterns blurred out in the background.

When I first feasted my eyes upon Kek Lok Si Temple ( 极乐寺: the temple of supreme bliss) I knew this was something unlike anything I had ever seen before in my life. As the largest Buddhist temple in all of South East Asia, the massive complex looms large even from distant vantage points. Traditional […]

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