Friday, April 13, 2012

Penang - a warm welcome.........

ANOTHER EARLY MORNING most are when your ship docks at a new place of interest. Going ashore at Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia's capital, we took a whirlwind coach tour, circling the island as the temperature climbed to 91ºF.

 The architecture was interesting ranging from the usual Asian style of house over shop, to the ornate Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple.

 Once out of the city and into the countryside, a stop at a tranquil village know locally as a Kampung, gave us a chance to see how people live a simple life.........growing fruit for sale......

.......from their colorful painted homes.

 Caged doves hanging from the eaves.

Driving on up into the hills, the scent of nutmeg and clove was strong. Stopping at a local roadside fruit and spice stall...................

.....where the resident soon-to-be-a-mama cat slept soundly despite a bus load of noisy tourists gaping at her.........

....the brilliant fruits were ripe for picking and eating. 

More from Penang next time...........the beautiful butterflies, a temple with another amazing reclining Buddha, and the bluest house ever!


  1. Good morning dear Mary, Your travel posts always have a special touch like the mamma cat. and the bright orange laundry basket. People all over the world just live each day in a common way. Your photos are interesting and lovely.

    I also loved your garden post. My first Clementius just popped out today. So many buds to see and admire in a few days.

    We have very little yellow pollen this year. Thank goodness.

    I agree, there is no place like home. Enjoy your time at home with Spring bringing all the lovely blooms.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  2. Beautiful world we live in. Thanks for the reminders that beauty is everywhere. Your trip pix are amazing.

  3. We stayed for 10 days at the Shangri La, on the beach, and had some wonderful tours. That was 10 years ago, so it has probably changed now.

  4. Lovely photos of Penang and surrounding area.

    The Hindu temple is very similar to those I saw in Sri Lanka/India.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sft x

  5. Beautiful pictures, Mary...the colors are amazing. Love to see how others live and the sleeping kitty is very sweet!


  6. The colour - the antiquity! From here on the edge of the newer continent, where the buildings are wooden and suffering from salt damage, and where people are scarce on the ground .....this is fascinating!

  7. More lovely photos Mary. Mmm, Dragon fruit!
    Rose H

  8. The colors are beautiful and I can just imagine the tasty fruit. Yummmm!

  9. More wonderful architecture! I love the bright colors of the homes, and also the delicious-looking fruit!~ I do know what you mean about being attracted to fences rooflines and posts!


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