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Room with a View

The view from the living room balcony
The view from the living room balcony (Zoom to see the edge of the island)

During out trip to Penang, Malaysia we  stayed in a service apartment instead of a hotel. Having stayed in hotels I knew that the size of the room was rather small and it would certainly be a tight squeeze for our family of 5 with the extended family to fit into two rooms.

I chose  to stay Gurney Residence which was located near  the famous  Gurney Drive eating/shopping strip.

The service apartment wasn’t as posh as a hotel but it was certainly more  practical as we the kids had more then ample space to move around.

The view at the other side of the balcony
The view at the other side of the balcony

We had an apartment on a high floor and the sea view was certainly magnificent.  Just look at what greeted us from the balcony.

The view on the other side of the balcony
The view on the other side of the balcony.

Even though it rained and the sky looked ominous the view was still breathtaking.  Looking out to the vast  ocean really makes one feel calm and at peace.

The living room of the apartment
The living room of the apartment

The sofa in the living room was really enormous. It can easily accommodate  10 adults.  The only drawback that the television set was really tiny at 21 inches wide. It would have been superb if it was a  50 or 60 inch set as we were all straining to see what was being shown on television seated at the sofa. In the end  we shifted some seats of the sofa nearer the screen to be able to watch more comfortably.

The kitchen
The kitchen

The kitchen was sparsely equipped and we didn’t cook as the cooking utensils that they provided were  not in good condition. There were  many nice restaurants nearby and we ate out after spending the whole day out at the various attractions.

The Master bedroom toilet
The Master bedroom toilet

The kids were thrilled to see the huge bathtub and couldn’t wait to try it out. Unfortunately the jacuzzi function didn’t work so they were only able to use it as a normal tub.

One of the bedrooms
One of the bedrooms which had it’s own balcony. 

There was a queen size bed in each room giving ample space for the kids to roll around in bed

The other bedroom
The other bedroom

We were upgraded to a 4 bedroom suite  for a night when we checked in as the 3 bedroom one that we booked was not ready for occupation. The kids went wild running from one bedroom to another playing hide and seek.

Another bedroom
Another bedroom.

There were bathrooms in each bedroom so we did not need to take turns using it.

 

Do you choose to stay in a hotel or a service apartment  when you travel?

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Waterlily and the Insect

Bee inside a waterlilly
Inset  inside a waterlilly

I love capturing pictures of flowers. While on holidays with the kids a few weeks back I spotted this insect buzzing within a waterlily and tried to capture it in action.

Flying insect besides the waterlily
Flying insect besides the waterlily

It didn’t really look like a bee so I wasn’t sure what it was.  Anyone had any idea what insect it was? Do you think it is a wasp?

Another shot of the buzzing bee
Another shot of the flying insect. 

The insect wasn’t buzzing and  wasn’t too bothered that I was hovering over it with my camera.  It did fly too and fro from the flower and I managed to catch it in action.

Another shot of the waterlily
Another shot of the waterlily

It is interesting how  plants in nature are able to provide substance for  other living creatures in our world.

Butterfly resting on a leaf
Butterfly resting on a leaf

This butterfly was harder to snap as it was more sensitive to movements and flew off before I could get a few more photographs of it. I’m lucky that the above shot turned out clear as I just snapped away without having sufficient time to focus on the insect.

What have you been photographing lately?

 

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