Kevin and Becky RTW 2005 travel blog

Georgetown skyline

Chinese Temple

Georgetown Architecture

Two taxi's, four buses and a ferry later we had finally arrived at our hotel in Georgetown on the island of Penang, which is supposed to be home to some interesting architecture. Well, we didn't really see any with the exception of a couple of small religious buildings. For a lot of the time here we spent time on the internet trying to arrange our next move, to Laketown Resort, mainly to see their Orang Utan's in their Rehabilitation Sanctuary on a 35 hectare island.

Becky's parents friends, Tony and Lindy, had mentioned that they had seen orang-utans at the Laketown Resort when they came to Malaysia, but we couldn't find anything about the place in our guidebook the size of the Yellow Pages so thought maybe it had gone or something.

It was a surprise then, when we both happened to look out of the bus window en route to Georgetown at the same time and saw a billboard advertising the Laketown Resort, and giving us the name of the town it was in; Bukit Merah.

While in Georgetown it was easy to get information on the resort but could not find out how to get there as there was absolutely no public transport anywhere near the place. Anyway, we finally managed to barter a taxi driver down to 120 Ringets, or 18 pounds sterling, for the 120km journey there...bargain.

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