George Town ~ Finding “Calcutta of The Straits”

George Town, a name that might create an impression of an American or Caribbean town to an Indian citizen. But I found a namesake in an unusual location in the end of Strait of Malacca in Malaysia. I got amused, cultivated the web, smitten by its aura and finally visited and found another home, a…

Kek Lok Si ~ “Temple of Supreme Bliss”

Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist Temple of Malaysia situated at a hill top in Air Itam area of George Town Suburbs. Kek Lok Si means “Temple of Supreme Bliss” in Manadarin. When I scaled the temple on a sultry March afternoon, certainly the cool air on the hill top was very blissful. It…

Magical Penang Hill ~ Peak of the Pearl

The scorching Equinox Sun at 5 degrees North turned to be providing a cozy warmth as I stepped out of the funicular. After being baked and fried in George Town since morning, being dehydrated after scaling Kek Lok Si, Bukit Bendera better known as Penang Hill was a delight. Rapid Penang Bus No 204 drops…