Malaysia

A Visit to Penang Hill

The base of Penang Hill

The base of Penang Hill

Last week we went on a short vacation with the kids.  We brought them on a 4 days 3 night trip to Penang, Malaysia. The last time that we were in Penang was 4 years ago  when Tiger girl was less then a year old.

Posing with the kids at an old tram

Posing with the kids at an old tram

It was the first time that we brought them up to  Penang Hill.  823 Meters above ground it is the highest peak on the island where one can get a panoramic view of the area.

It was a short 15 minute ride up in the tram but it was over packed so I couldn’t even get a decent shot of it.  I guess that being the holiday season for the kids there it was more crowded then usual.

The station at the top of the hill

The station at the top of the hill

We were greeted by this three story complex when we exited from the train station. The place has it’s rustic feel  and it feels like one is back in the 1980s- 1990s.   There were no fancy LED signs or other modern amenities like air-condition or escalators at the place. We had to walk to view the various places of interested on the hill.

A view from the peak

A view from the peak

This was the view that we got to admire from one of the look out points. We could see nearly the whole island from where we were.

The view from the other side

The view from the other side

I love the panoramic view from the top. However if you  compare the view to the one that I have seen at The Peak in Hong Kong this one pales in comparison.

The kids and R posing with the pitcher plant statues

The kids and R posing with the pitcher plant statues

The kids were fascinated  by this gigantic pitcher plant statue and happily posed for pictures with their dad.

The Kids on the Love seat

The Kids on the Love seat

It was interesting to see so many different love lockets being chained to the fence along this look out point.  I’ve seen similar love dedication fences other parts of the world.  Have you seen such fences too?

Us on the love bench

Us on the love bench

I would love to add my own love locket onto such a love dedication fence however there weren’t any for sale at Penang Hill. Maybe next time when we visit the one at Seoul Tower we be able to put up our own love lock.

Have you visited Penang Hill before?

 

 

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Ostrich, Goats and Rabbits at a Fruit Farm

 

 

Feeding the rabbit

Feeding the rabbit

During the March holiday we brought the kids to a Fruit farm in Desaru, Malaysia. There was a small  petting Zoo section with a limited selection of animals. It was the first time that the kids got to feed rabbits and goats. They were quite hesitant at first as the kids are not really into animals.  Doggie boy was quite frighten to feed the rabbit and had to be coaxed by R before he gave it a try.

Goats at the petting zoo

Goats at the petting zoo

I didn’t  manage to get a good shot of the kids feeding the goats. The baby ewes were let out of the pen for them to feed but they really scared the boys when they went near to feed. Both the boys ran when the baby goat went near them.  I guess if they encounter goats again in the future they would not be as fearful as the animal as they were that day.

The lone Ostrich

The lone Ostrich

We didn’t get to go the Ostrich farm there while on holidays at Desaru but the kids did manage to take a look at the Lone Ostrich that we spotted at this Fruit farm.  They took a glance of it and went off looking at the rabbits. I guess it wasn’t a bad decision not to visit the Ostrich farm during the trip.

 

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