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Penang Malaysia

As I had visited 5 times before I didn’t really want to hang around in Penang especially as it would be at the expense of beach time in Southern Thailand. Got the visa sorted within a couple of days with no difficulties and Tack got a good taster of the city. One thing I had forgotten about was the abundance of excellent cheap street food. The local Chicken Rice is fantastic and puts the Thai version of Khaw Man Kai to shame and it was good to see that my favorite Indian restaurant is still there at the top end of Chulia St. The best Indian food since I have left the UK.


My sixth trip to Penang in the last 10 years this time it was on Thai visa business. Usually my Non immigrant O visa gets extended in Thailand, however as I had to leave Thailand in a hurry for a quick trip home (England) I didn’t have time to get to Chiang Mai Immigration for an re-entry permit. Anyway it was a good excuse for a holiday and Tacks first time in Malaysia, we also manged a few days on the beach in Southern Thailand. We took the sleeper train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and then made our way over to Survarnabhumi for our international flight to Penang with Air Asia. Booking ahead we got our Air Asia tickets for around 2000 Baht each (which is about 30 quid in real money and this included the international departure tax of 750 Bhat. A Bargain For Sure!