Cruise Stats: Nautical miles since Dubai 3,260 – Total of 13,766 nautical miles since our departure in Galveston, Texas. We are now cruising the Malacca Straits, next stop is Kuala Lumpur tomorrow… Saturday we arrive at our final destination, Singapore.
Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas
It was a short but busy day today. We arrived in Georgetown at noon today, by 1:15 pm I was on a tour bus heading out of the city and up the mountain to visit the Kek Lok Si Temple, largest Chinese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia.
The Happy Buddha
Believe me taking on the Temple of the Ten Thousand Buddhas is not for the faint of heart. I am not sure if my thigh muscles will ever forgive me for taking on the 100+ steps leading up to the top. The journey was well worth it as the view was breath taking.
On our way back to the ship we made a stop at Penang New World Park, which is Penang’s famous Hawker Fare – another was of saying “food court” with a vast array of local Penang food. This was not a hot dog and taco stand establishment.
Penang New World Park
Penang is an interesting place and worthy of more than a brief visit. The skyline as we approached the port of Georgetown took me by surprise with its many high-rise buildings with the lush Malaysian landscape backdrop