Penang is a very beautiful island state in the north of Malaysia. Its got the mountains/hills, sea on all sides and a bridge which connects them to the rest of the world. I have been to just 2-3 states in Malaysia, but this one tops the list for its beauty.
Ok this picture was not taken by me, but gives you a glimpse of the 13.5 km bridge which is the seventh longest in the world. I mean you sit and sit and wonder when it will get over...awesome bridge I would say.
I did the trip couple of times across the bridge for some meetings. One thing which is not good is the public transport. Taxis dont go by meter and you have to bargain. I was charged on a daily basis. But people are more friendly than KL is my verdict.
There are a lot of Indians as in the mainland and I even saw a Malayalle Association of Penang.
Penang food is a speciality and the Indian food I had here was quite different from the Indian food I get in KL.
Some parts of the city has a nice pavement around the sea which is good for a nice evening walk. People here are a bit more laidback than the rest of Malaysia.
A set of row houses in Penang - view from my room!