Articles in the Penang Category
Alor Setar, Cameron Highlands, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Malacca, Malaysia, Padang Besar, Penang »
In Malaysia, my way of trying a juice was to put my finger on a name and ask for it. I refused to see a dictionary for its meaning or ask somebody who knew English. I wanted to know them by taste.
At times it resulted in disastrous distasteful situations but I was also glad that I could pick up some names. Also, I paid attention when they pronounced the names.
I have tried each one of these and a few more which are not mentioned in this list. My favourite was …
Within the famous Snake Temple in Penang island, there are two wells called the two Dragon Pure Water Wells. These wells represent a pair of red eyes of an auspicious dragon. When the temple was being constructed, it is said that the door of Heaven was opened and a fierce dragon descended and landed in front of the temple with its tail facing west.
Notice board telling the history.
The two eyes of the dragon transformed into
A Burmese Buddhist temple in Penang Islands.
Gleaming golden or glinting white symbolizing the firm faith in Theravada Buddhism…
In looks, there is noticeable difference between a Thai Buddhist temple and a Burmese Buddhist temple. And I thought Buddhist temple is just a Buddhist temple ! Not Thai, Burmese or Chinese etc.
As I said earlier, the main religion of Malaysia is Islam but other religions are also respected and have their own place. On the same note, one can see school going kids of different religions going to same school donning uniforms as per their own choice.
Where they have Muslim girls covered from head to toe….
They also have girls studying in the same standard wearing shorts and a T-shirt.
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Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Malaysia, Penang »
True to its claim, Malaysia is really a reflection of Asia in every manner. Beautiful in its own way. The major touristy cities are busy and bustling with life while the hills are quiet and calm. The people are very helpful and friendly everywhere even if they don’t understand your language.
Trisha in Malacca
I consider myself a traveler more than a tourist. Obviously, we wanted to see and live the real Malaysia. We wanted to see its people and learn something about them and their country. So, booking a packaged tour …
Right now I am in Penang, enjoying the place to the hilt. We came here after 2 days stay in Malacca. Sorry, you’ll have to wait for pictures till I get back.
Some plans had to be cancelled and some new ones resurfaced. Tomorrow morning we are checking out from here and we are still not decided what should be our next destination ! So much fun, I tell you.
And ah oh ! Did I tell you, we have still not seen the famous Petronas in Kuala Lumpur ?