As beautiful an island as any in Thailand.
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Nice enough historical town. Never thought I would ever get to gaze from a fort over the straits of Malacca.
Kuala Lumpur was every bit as hot and steamy as expected and it was a relief to arrive alive after a particulalry suicidal bus journey from Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands. We exchanged contact details with Salman and his wife Fatimah (who was dressed in full black burkha) and activley sought the hotel touts to sort us out with some accomodation. We ended up with had to be the hottest hole of a room you could have possibly found but we were happy and unconce...
Penang, or more specifically Georgetown, is a busy place. We were lucky to get space on one of the few remaining buses from Thailand that day and we arrived well after sunset. You couldn't fail to but be anything but impressed with the neon lit bustle of the town as we slowly cruised over the sea on the ferry.The architecture is a stunning mix of styles and fashions from the past couple of hundred years and the food reflects the heady mix of Indian, Chin...