We’re going back to Penang in the pictorial sense of things, as my feet are very much still in Brisbane.
My internal compass took a while to adjust in Penang or perhaps it was just subject toÂ interferenceÂ from someone who doesn’t have the same high calibre internal compass as I do.Â Anywho, there is an intersection in Georgetown that we will call the Octopus. It took us into its embrace and threw us out on a different tentacle each time. Never the tentacle we actually wanted to venture down. At the end of the Octopus ordeal we made it onto the right tentacle. Â However, the photo below was from a journey we took on one of the wrong tentacles. Â It was without a doubt the most colourful shop security “screen/door” that I saw during my trip. It was on a hardware store so it was in their best interest for it to look good at all times.
Another day, we ventured into the heart of Little India in Georgetown in the search of a Saree shop with helpful sales assistants as Jo was in need of some Indian attire. Â We eventually came to the Rao Saree Centre and the search was over.
Hello oh so pretty fabrics!
Hello delicate embroideries!
Hello sarees that would probably add an additional 10kg to your weight due to the beading on them.
There was sights to see everywhere you looked.
Jo picked out some fabric sets, got measured, I took photos and then it was a case of come back in a week or so to pick them up.
Another day we went up to Kek Lok Si. It’s aÂ relativelyÂ large temple complex in the hills overlooking the eastern side of the island. From my bedroom window I could spy the Kek Lok Si complex from the complex we could just spy home. As per always, click on the photos to view the bigger versions.
As is usual in a temple complex there was plenty of colour and pattern.
After Kek Lok Si, we continued up the hill to see just what pushing the little car that would could take and enjoyed the fresh, cleaner air at Air Itam Dam. It was so green and lovely.
Oh and look Miffy cheese!