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Boardwalk through Mangrove Forest, Kuala Sepetang
Jun 23

Magical Mystery Mangrove Tour

Rural Escape

Gathered from the foyer of the G-Hotel on Gurney Drive by Michelle at 1.50 pm, we joined fellow travellers on the 40 seater bus bound for Taiping.Like most coaches used in Malaysia, it was modern, comfortable and heavily carpeted. The seats, walls, ceiling, everywhere except the floor, is covered in a lush, blue layer of […]

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Queensbay Penang
Jun 11

Queensbay Walkway

Rural Escape

Most folks drive down to the Queensbay Mall area to shop or to enjoy the seafood restaurants in the evening.  Judging by the lack of people we saw, very few people do what we did yesterday in Queensbay.Despite the ubiquitous property development and land reclamation going on in the area, it’s still nice to walk […]

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Green Acres Penang
Jun 07

Green Acres is the place to be

Rural Escape

If you’re over 50 and were a child victim of American television like me, then you may recall a sitcom called Green Acres. The catchy theme song still rattles in my head  –  Green Acres is the place to be.  Green Acres is for you and me ….Penang has it’s own Green Acres and it’s […]

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Bukit Zi Zai Penang
Jun 04

Go Take a Hike

Rural Escape

George Town, for all its charms, is a world of concrete. There are very few parks or open spaces. With that in mind, it’s great therapy to spend at least one day a month away from the crowds and surrounded by nature. The locals flock to the Botanic Gardens or go up Penang Hill but […]

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