Trip Report by Joe Glover January/February 2003


My daughter and son-in-laws first time in Malaysia. Four great days in K.L. so much to see, so many beautiful buildings to look at and explore. So many changes after 40 years. Watching them amazed at the Petronas twin towers. Eating and watching the world go by down China Town. Very impressed with the KLIA transit, so clean and modern. Then the onward flight to Penang, just check your luggage in with Malaysian air at KL Sentral and forget about them untill you arrive in Penang. Staying at the Holiday Inn is always a pleasure, staff always so friendly and helpfull. Our favourite places to eat, well take your choice. Daytime it has to be the Poker cafe next to the Golden Sands, at night the Kampong restaurant owned and run by the same family, Eden and so many great Indian restaurants, not forgetting such a wide choice of all and the cheapest , the Long Beach complex. It was a delight to meet you there rainy, all the family send their love. If you need anything, from travel, car hire, a new suit, to ladies outfits, then visit Ron, opposite the Holiday Inn main road. You can always see Ron sitting outside his Tailors shop, little guy with spectacles, car hire from Ron 75rm+ 25 Insurance, great value compared to the hotels. Wonderful visit up to the Cameron Highlands, stayed the night at the Heritage Hotel. Next day, on the way back to Penang, a must for me is a visit to my old hunting ground Taiping. Driving round the old place gives me a feeling of being home, Coffee and cake in the town before two hours round the zoo, then off to my favourite place walking round the Lake Gardens, also this time feeding the wild monkeys, but thats another story!!!!! This time loads of DVDs, MP3s for sale, Midlands shopping complex 5th floor and of course the BF night market, have the best selection. Must take my golf clubs next visit, the Penang Turf Club golf course looks a good one. The only thing I missed on this great trip was two cold Tigers that a certain person owes me, oh well there's always next year. Best regards. Joe Glover and family.