Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Pearl of the Orient - Penang Island

Hello, this is Coco and I would like to share with you our weekend break in Penang Island, a 5 hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia's capital city

But, before that, just to show where we are in relation to the rest of the world,
do enlarge to see the two tiny red dots - that's Malaysia ,
 divided into Peninsular ( that's where we're from ) and East Malaysia

We are separated by 500 km of the South China Sea

We reside in Kuala Lumpur, and we drove up north to Penang Island,
also known  as the "Pearl of the Orient"
look for George Town on the left hand corner

Penang is Malaysia's only island state and is a major holiday destination
many foreigners have also made it their second home

Penang, being an island is linked to the mainland by the Penang Bridge
an eight mile long bridge, the longest in Malaysia and
one of the longest in Asia

some beachfront pics, learn more here

We had a great time eating, eating and eating

there's a lot more to see but because
 we love to eat........
we just ate and ate

We trust you enjoyed this glimpse of our beautiful country
and we hope to share more with you soon

pee ess: do check out ALL the links to learn more, TQ


Chester said...

WOW~I LOVE all the pics from where you live Coco! I am so glad that you introduced yourself on my blog because otherwise we would never have met walkin' down the street. We have alot of water between us and as much as I like to swim, I don't see us ever comin' snooter to snooter. Thanks for sharin' your beautiful country and your beautiful Coco heart!
(Don't be eatin' bad stuff now Coco! You don't want to get sick and I'd like to see ya around for a long time)

Chester ;0=)

MAX said...

Hey little Coco
What beautiful pictures! Mom is sooooo envious! She'd love to escape to that island...oh man, she is drooling on the keyboard! However, it's not too bad...she is going on a family holiday this Saturday for a week to the sea, so at least she'll get a little bit of what you have had.
Now Coco, please tell me...how many of your tiny steps did it take to cross that long bridge!?! (Or should we ask...how many days did you take, Coco?)
Anyway, please send your Momma our love and we hope all your tests have come back ok too. You must look after yourself dear little one!

Deborah said...

COCO, Your country is so beautiful! Your very lucky to live there!~ I can see why people make it their vacation spot..Very very far away from us though!!
I'm looking forward to more nice pictures.
Have a great day!

MAX said...

Hey Coco
I forgot to tell you....

Mack said...

What beautiful pics Coco! Did you have fun on your weekend visit??

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Those are some mighty beautiful pictures!! Looks like you had a terrific weekend!

Woofs and Kisses!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That was so interesting Coco, we loved learning about your beautiful country. And as well as living somewehere so visually lovely you also have gorgeous weather - you are soooo lucky!
Glad you enjoyed your weekend break, we left the answer to your question on our blog.
Wags and kisses, Dinah, Bridget and Elliot xx

Samantha said...

Wow Coco! What an amazingly gorgeous place you live in!!! And MY mom's drooling too - the beaches and tropical foliage - that INCREDIBLY LONG, beautiful bridge, the lovely waters and delicious-looking foodables - all look so tantalizingly delish! Wish we were there! You are a terrific tour guide too, like Max! Show us more! Are you allowed in restaurants there? Hope you are feeling well, Coco!
Hugs xo

Nadine said...

Coco, you always take the most fabulous vacations!! Can we come live with you and Mumster??

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

luisa said...


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Sweety...you live in a wonderful place!!!!!
You're soooooooooo lucky!!!!!
Tons of wonderful things to see...to eat....marvellous beaches......
can we come over and visit you please??????
And that bridge look soooooooooooooo long.......how many days you needed to cross it????
So you had wonderful days........can we come with you next time???????
and what you eaten???
Pleaseeeeeee...show us more!!!!!!
And we want to see you and your sweet face!!!!!
Ehy princess.......your test are ok?????
Let us know pleaseeeeeee.......we're waiting news from you!!!!!
Paws crossed and you're in our prayers every day!!!!!!
HAve a great day!!!!!

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Coco, thank you so much for sharing those beautiful pics of your trip.
You are just so lucky to visit such exotic places.
We love that you ate and ate - isn't life about relaxing and enjoying things so food sounds good to us.
Of course we are so envious of the sunshine - we have forgotten what anything other than rain looks like!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Bijou said...

Wow Coco your country is very purdy. It's very different from where we live. No ocean or funny trees here. Thanks for sharing your holiday!


Mochi and Mommy said...

It's beautiful there! Thanks for sharing! You're so lucky you get to travel with your family! :)


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing your great scenery and inFURmation about your lokhation/etc!


Sierra Rose said...

Wow wow wow!!! Fantastic trip and you are a marvelous tour guide. Wish we could visit there too!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Anonymous said...

Fab Vacation CocoRue! Thanks for the Tour!

Hugs, Tessa

Anonymous said...

I am just amazed at the beauty! You are sooo licky! I love the photos. Iy made me feel like I was there when I looked at them! :) Thanks for sharing!

BRUTUS said...

What a beautiful place Coco!! You are so lucky to live there! Nice to see sun & green trees since everything is hibernating and brown here!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Benny and Lily said...

Great pictures Coco. Aren't you the little travel guide. BOL
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Of course I love it, Coco!
Your country is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs

The OP Pack said...

Hi Coco, thanks so much for that map - it really helps us see where our furiends live. What a beautiful place Penang Island is - and nothing wrong with eating - especially if the food is great!!!

Thanks for visiting our blog - we love when you do.

Woos, the OP Pack

SEDONA said...

Hey Cocorue! You may certainly borrow my turkey pic! My human is using it for the Thanksgiving menus she's making. I remember you too! What an amazing place you get to live in. My Boy Twin is interested in the super tall twin towers in KL (see, I know the lingo!).
Your pal,

chicamom85 said...

Coco, thank you so much for sharing that with me. Blogging is so cool, I get to learn about all kinds of places. It is very beautiful where you live. I hope you are feeling better.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Heather said...

Wow wow wow!!!! What a gorgeous gorgeous place!! Thanks so much for shaing!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful tour Coco thank you so much!! A bunch of my doggie friends are from Malaysia and now, thanks to you, wright where it is!!!


houndstooth said...

Those are gorgeous pictures! Do you think anyone would notice a small greyhound shipped there in a box? I miss the sunshine and green grass!


Anonymous said...

BBBEEAAAAUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIFUUUUUUUL!!! Oh my! And SO NICE You got to get away! Thank You for sharing this beauty! Big Hugs and Keeesses You Two! Cheers and Namaste. :)

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