After feasting on a very tasty breakfast which included, eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns, pancakes, and fruit salad, Mark and I packed up our belongings as we were headed to Georgetown.
Sister Hong was kind enough to book our return passage, via the Express train to Butterworth, which is across the bay from Georgetown. Sis thought it would be great way for us to see some of the countryside that Malaysia has to offer.
Our train departed a little past 12:30 and was to arrive into Georgetown at 5:30pm. Strangely enough, the bus takes 3 hours, and a car takes 2 hours, so not sure when the express part kicks in.
We watched the countryside as we slogged on, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains. We also noticed the poverty as we arrived closer into Butterworth. The homes that were falling apart, the garbage that lined the yards of people's homes, and the filthy water that some were fishing in, hoping to find some food.
Once we arrived in Butterworth, we took the ferry over to Georgetown, where we hopped in a taxi to our hotel. The Bayview Riverside, which was our home for the next 5 days, was centrally located, so it was great for walking around the city.
We headed back to the hotel for a good night's sleep, both exhausted. I think the express train took it out of us!