Monthly Archives: July 2016

Penang’s Clan Jetties

Penang’s Clan Jetties

We have a master plan for exploring Penang. We made a long list of places we want to visit (sections of George Town we haven’t seen yet, museums, nature sites), and twice a week we’ll get up early, pick somewhere on the list, and explore it for a few hours before the day gets too… Read More

Festivities in Penang

Festivities in Penang

We missed July 4th (Independence Day) weekend in the United States, with its cookouts and fireworks, but early July in Penang has provided us with lots of festivities. The end of Ramadan, known here as Hari Raya, is a two-day national holiday. This year it fell on a Wednesday and Thursday, so some people took… Read More

Exploring the Neighborhood

Exploring the Neighborhood

The last time we were in Penang, at the end of 2014, we stayed in the old part of the island’s capital city, George Town. This time, we’re in a suburban neighborhood a few miles away. The area, called Tanjung Tokong, is dominated by huge high-rise apartment buildings and malls, with new ones being built… Read More