Malaysia Travels 2000 |
In September I made a business trip to Penang Malaysia. It wasn't a vacation, but I was able to get out and see some of the sights. Penang Island is 10x20 miles and five miles off the northwest coast of Malaysia. Though I didn't get to the mainland, there was plenty to see and do on Penang. Malaysia in general is a great place for a vacation. It's a modern country with a decient standard of living and friendly people. It's one of the few countries in the region with good infrastructure - good roads, good services, good food, low cost, and low crime. Included here are the photos and story from the week I was there.
Penang Botanical Garden
Views of Penang Island |
My hotel was a swanky place with a twelve story atrium and a garden and pond flowing from outside. Also a few island views from the hotel and Komtar, the tallest building on the island.
Kek Loc Si Temple |
In central Penang is the Chinese Temple, Kek Loc Si, with spectacular archetecture and carvings.
The Botanical Gardens |
Also in central Penang is the botanical garden. With hundreds of types of trees, ponds and a river, this place was loads of fun for a whole afternoon.
The Letter Home |
For a written description of the island, here is the letter that I sent back to my work group in Colorado.