Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Final day in Malaysia

Our last full day in Malaysia we get a wake up call from the taxi driver that we booked because he just wanted to make sure that we were still on for heading over to Penang hill and then hiring him out to drive us around the island for a few hours.

We get up and enjoy a quick breakfast before meeting our driver who has already made sure to have some tickets for the funicular at Penang Hill purchased. We get there just before 11:00 and within 10 minutes we are in the car taking the 30 minute ride up to the top of the hill.

It's a slow ride, but still interesting and at the top you get some great views of the island.
They had some of the older cars on display - they don't look like they would hold quite as many people as the new ones do, but the open are would be a lot nicer. The cars that they jam you into now are hot and stuffy, not something you would want to do in the summer months.

From there we had our taxi driver take us down to the south side of the island, this area is a lot of small fishing villages and supposedly some really good food.

Of course by we get there shortly after 14:00 all of the food places are closed up until dinner. But it was still beautiful to see, a lot of the area is being built up as they are expecting to build a new bridge to the mainland and everyone is expecting big things for this area.

From the fishing villages we headed back to Georgetown, paid our driver and then spent the rest of the day just relaxing knowing that our holiday was coming to an end the next day and we'd be back into the cold and work of Xiamen.

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