Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Malaysia Part 3: Penang

The trip from Kuala Lumpur to Penang:
We started our trip by taking a bus - a “Super Nice bus” - that what they called but in fact it was super horrible. The bus waited in the wrong platform with no note on the screen. We asked the information desk and they didn’t know if the bus had arrived or not and finally when we found the bus we thought the bus would stick to its schedule but the bus took off 90 minutes late. On the road the bus had a problem with the roof. It made a sound like zzzzzzzzzzzzz for six hours.

Once we got to Penang many taxi drivers tried to charge us three times more than the real price to go to Batu Ferringhi.

Batu Ferringhi is very nice place a lot of cultures, religions, night market and western restaurants that served pork, and Halal restaurants as well.

Thai Temple:
I adore Buddhist art and the Thai style is my favorite, with gold color covering the roof and a huge statue of Buddha. And there was a cute cat hiding from the sun in front of the entrance door.

The cute cat

Hindu Festival:
The Hindu festival was huge. Roads were closed and traffic was bad. We walked a long distance to get inside the festival. Indians were dancing on the road, there was music, Indian food and beverages every few meters and flowers everywhere, but unfortunately trash was everywhere, too. I was enjoying seeing new culture and people celebrating their feast until I saw the men with hooks tearing their back I respect all cultures and religions, but it was horrifying.

Little girls playing

Butterfly Farm:
It was great to see different types of butterflies flying high, landing on the flowers and eating. There was one sad thing about the place, though. Some people weren’t careful and stepped on butterflies.

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