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At the Chowrasta Wet Market, George Town, Penang   Leave a comment

At the Chowrasta Wet Market, George Town, Penang

At the Chowrasta Wet Market, George Town, Penang

At the Chowrasta Wet Market, George Town, Penang


At the Chowrasta Market, George Town, Penang   Leave a comment

At the Chowrasta Market, George Town, Penang

At the Chowrasta Market, George Town, Penang

At the Chowrasta Market, George Town, Penang

Night Scene of George Town from the Ferry   Leave a comment

Night Scene of George Town from the Ferry

Night Scene of George Town from the Ferry

Night Scene of George Town from the Ferry

Penang is ‘second best place in the world to retire’ by Condé Nast Traveller Travel Magazine   7 comments

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From The Star Online of Malaysia:-

NationHome > News > Nation
Monday, 7 March 2016 | MYT 1:40 PM

Travel magazine says Penang is ‘second best place in the world to retire’


PETALING JAYA: Penang has been named as the second “best place in the world to retire” by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.

The island was the only destination from Asia to be featured in the top 10 list of its online caption story written by Cynthia Drescher on March 3.

Drescher said the Malaysian Government’s My Second Home visa, which lasts for 10 years, was easy to apply.

“Once you’re in, head to Penang for the best of the country’s culinary offerings, historic architecture, a thriving art scene, international-standard health care, and an English-speaking community of expats,” she wrote.

She also highlighted that the island’s capital George Town was a Unesco world heritage site.

Drescher also said it was quick to get to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Langkawi from there.

CNNMoney picked George Town as the sixth “best place to retire abroad in 2016” in a Jan 6 report by Katie Lobosco.

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It was selfish of me not to comment further on this post as laziness and following closely on Photo 101. I was catching up on reading the blogs and clicking. However, this cannot be done consistently due to the speed of the internet as 40% of the time, I could not even load some of the blogs. So, I must make do with the speed I have at home. I had said to myself not to comment on the politics of the country but one simply ignore what is happening to us – the citizen.

In Malaysia, the government always boastful of being “fastest” internet speed in Asia, etc. etc but this is not true due to poor administration and corruption. The internet speed in Malaysia is even slower than that in Vietnam and Thailand from recent newspaper reports. In my case in Penang, the speed is even worse than those in the Federal Capital of Kuala Lumpur. We pay about US$40.00 per month to use the internet.

The slower current speed in Malaysia is due to the undersea cable off Singapore connecting United States, Northern Asia, Europe, etc is damaged. It shall only be repaired in one month’s time. Just wondering, why there is no urgency in this matter?

Back to my original intent, Penang is a State in Malaysia consisting of Penang Island and a strip on the mainland Peninsula of Malaya. It is multiracial, multicultural, multireligious, and multilingual so a “melting pot” of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Dayaks and many other races due to earlier immigration.

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From Wikipedia:-

Penang is a state in Malaysia located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Strait of Malacca.

Penang state is bordered by Kedah in the north and east, and Perak in the south. It is composed of two parts — Penang Island, where the seat of government is, and Seberang Perai (formerly Province Wellesley in English) on the Malay Peninsula.

Highly urbanised and industrialised, Penang is one of the most developed and economically important states in the country, as well as a thriving tourist destination. Penang has the third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language and religion. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite (in English),Penang lang (in the local Penang Hokkien dialect) or a Penangkaran (In Tamil)

More on Penang here:-

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From inside the shopping mall   2 comments

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Extra Bonus Day of the Leap Year 2016   3 comments

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Quickly to the wet market of Chowrasta Market along Penang Road to take some chicken meat. The Chowrasta Market was recently upgraded by the Penang State Government (under Opposition Party’s rule) after its poor state for many years under the ruling party’s rule in Penang.

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The above 3 photographs show the street scene of Kimberlet Street – the road near Chowrasta Market which was recentlt upgraded after many years. The searing afternoon sun discourage shoppers to come out at this time.

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The last two photographs show Beach Street – our banking area in George Town, I have to settle my Visa Card payment by tomorrow to avoid interest payment.

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The crack-down on “offensive” web-sites has started??? Cannot access many other sites of my fellow bloggers!!! Extra bonus day of the Leap Year marks the start??? Cannot even blog on my own web-site until now!!!

This is due to political reason/s as many are blogging about the rampant corruption among many Federal politicians in Malaysia. Penang State Government is being run by politicians of Opposition Parties instead of the Barisan Nasional (National Front) Parties.

Taking a stroll during Chinese New Year   7 comments

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