A bird’s eye view

October 30, 2016

We’ve had some excursions over the past couple of weeks that have given us some different perspective and a more “elevated” view of Penang. We went out for lunch at the Top View restaurant in the Komtar Tower. This restaurant is on the 59th floor of the tallest building in Penang. In addition to wonderful food, it offers a beautiful view of Georgetown and Butterworth as well.14706777_299365867123317_6835217795895214523_o

We all enjoyed our meal there, but Morgan and Artie in particular enjoyed the experience of eating in a fine dining restaurant. They are few and far between back in Canada anymore (and the ones that do exists, are out of our price range). 14615764_10154187492658585_6788861346837228192_o

This week, we took a trip up to the top of Penang Hill. To get there, you need to take a funicular (a cable car of sorts) railway. It is a long way to the top, and some sections of the trip are quite steep.14900449_10208657671852468_5119715870857584250_n

The views from the top of the hill are breathtaking, during the day.14890343_10154214284313585_5371824750833005872_o

And at night as well.14902724_10154214394693585_341613556057121014_o

There are a number of terraces and trails at the top of the hill that allow you to see a great deal of the plant life that lives up here.img_20161028_164941657_hdr

There is some wildlife up here too. Morgan captured some a monkey in a tree eating some durian.14695355_10208657667972371_444263424317685544_n

We also encountered the biggest millipede we have ever seen. It was easily a foot long… the kind of stuff that nightmares are made of.14639740_10208657667372356_6373216884182541466_n

At the very top of the hill, there is an area where there is a playground with a Mosque to the left and a Hindu Temple to the right. One of the things that I really love about Penang is the multi-cultural nature of the island. And, that there is a relatively peaceful co-existence and respect between cultures, religions and heritages. It gives a person hope to experience this.img_20161028_184737661

Kay Green

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Kay Green

Professionally, I am an e-learning instructional designer who breaks down the barriers of space and time in learning. Personally, I'm the Mom in the Little-Green Family, and co-planner in our adventures.

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Lois

Some beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
Lois

    Kay Green

    Thanks for stopping by Aunt Lois. Glad you enjoyed the pictures 🙂

Pauline Horton

Oh, that poor monkey! I tried durian at a party once. I threw up. Everything else looks magnificent.

    Kay Green

    Ohh – you poor thing Pauline!
    We’ve tried it a couple of times (and it wasn’t too bad fresh… it didn’t make us sick anyway). But we will never get used to the smell. 🙁

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