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Please follow my new blog Penang Local xoxo

Penang Local
Penang island local travel tips by

My friend and I started a new blog over at bringing you an insiders guide to Penang island local travel tips. We just started it so it will get better and better over time.

Many people who are planning their trips to Penang always ask us to recommend places to visit, to eat, to stay, to do…so here is a website to point you to the right direction because often we are too busy to give you an answer.

If you have never visited Penang, now is a good time to do some research!

Sketch of the day no 671 in my moleskine art journal: Penang hill coach. Funicular railway. 1923 – 1977

original penang hill funicular coach

Sketch of the day no 671 in my moleskine art journal is of the original Penang hill coach. The old coach and railway was used between 1923 – 1977. The original wooden four compartment carriage with first and second class compartments.
In 1977 the carriages were replaced with new ones with automatic sliding doors and in 2010 the whole track and carriage was replaced to a new system.
There are a few stations between the bottom and the top of the hill to service the bungalows but they are hardly used these days so the new train just shuttles up and down carrying tourists along the 1km track. The ride takes about 5 mins non stop.

A big thank you to Timeout Penang for featuring BulanLifestyle in the guide

Time Out Penang guide 2013/4
Time Out Penang guide 2013/4

Sometimes you are just lucky and a guardian angel is watching over you. Bulan has a write up in the latest edition of Time Out Penang guide. A big thank you x

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