PENANG

Train journey from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Station on way to Penang.

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View from northbound train

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Typical small town train station

see traveltoon ‘Malaysia Train’ post

 

TEMPLE

Took the train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Station, then rode the ferry to the island of Penang. One of the most popular sites is the sprawling grounds and numerous buildings at Temple Kek Lok Si. Walked up the hill under the covered canopy of market stalls and vendors. Chose to walk back down the hill on a side street where we were stalked by an unfortunate hairless, tic-infested dog. Funny how the sad critter remains more memorable than the neighborhood surrounds.

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Temple Kek Lok Si

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see traveltoon’ Penang Temple’ post

BATU FERENGGHI

Our base location while on the island of Penang.

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Malacca Strait viewed from bridge over highway at Batu Ferengghi

 

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A hotel set into cliff

BUTTERFLIES

 A short bus journey from our hotel at Ferengghi Beach was a large, lush garden brimming with exotic plants, insects, reptiles and of course butterflies.

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Butterfly Farm

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Hibiscus laid out to attract the butterflies

see traveltoon ‘Penang Butterflies’ post

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Nearby town Teluk Bahang, Penang

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