We decided to get out of George Town for the day and head over to the other side of the island, the western side.

There’s nothing much marked on the map we bring , not surprising really, mistakenly we bring along the cartoon bus route map of Penang.

Colorful little pictures of palm trees, butterflies and monkeys are not much help in heavy traffic.

Luckily we decide to include a GPS with the car hire, and after getting to grips with the accent of our new best friend we’re set to explore.

We picked the car up from the airport and, hoping to miss the bad traffic around George Town we head west, first stop is a small fishing village called Batu Maung, there’s not much to see, but it’s nice to be out of the traffic.

We poke around for a while, wander along the beach, check out the…

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