Our new apartment in Penang

We’ve been in Penang for about a week. First, we stayed at a cute little place in an old shophouse that had been converted to a hotel. It was right in the middle of the old colonial historic district in Georgetown. It was a perfect location for exploring that area. Then we moved to a serviced apartment in an upscale, “suburban” neighborhood called Tanjung Tokong.

Tanjung Tokong

Tanjung Tokong

The first apartment was not so great, so we found another one on Airbnb and checked in yesterday. It is great. This neighborhood is between Georgetown and the popular beach enclave of Batu Feringghi. It’s a good base for exploring the island and offers many conveniences in terms of food, shopping, and entertainment. It is also much less touristy than historic Geogetown.

Anyway here’s a video we shot yesterday showing the apartment and our lunch. Enoy!

More catch-up posts coming soon, but right now we are headed to the Spice Gardens…

Next stop, Kuala Lumpur

I say “next stop”, but we’ve actually just arrived!
Hello, Malaysia.

I’m working on an catch-up post to fill you in on the past couple weeks, but internet has been spotty and we’re exhausted, so it will have to wait until tomorrow. We only got a few hours sleep last night. We were up at 5 a.m. for an early taxi to the airport and arrived in KL this afternoon. It’s too soon for us to pass judgement. We need some sleep and time to explore a bit. I can say that it has changed a lot in the 20+ years since i was last here!

In the meantime, here’s a travel video I found on YouTube that will give you a brief introduction to Kuala Lumpur: