Thursday, October 16, 2014

Memories of Malayasia - Day 6 Fly to Penang

It was our time to leave KL so we started the day with a swim at the apartment pool followed by a taxi pick up at 11.45am. Su-Yi travelled in on her lunch break to collect the apartment key and to say goodbye. Such a fantastic Air BnB host! The sun was in the boys' eyes so it was hard to get a good photo. This is in front of her apartment where there was a paved area, fountains and a security guard.

 Su-Yi booked the large taxi for us and it cost 160 rgt to the airport (about $50 Aus). The airport was about 40-60 minutes from our apartment. 

The LCCT (low cost carrier terminal) is not very fancy. Our flight was delayed by about 45 minutes so we filled in time with lunch at McDonalds and just sitting around. The flight itself took about 1 hour 10 minutes and cost $15 AUS each. It looked like there were lots of 'day commuters' and the flight was full.

I had pre-arranged a transfer from the airport to our next hotel, the Eastern and Oriental in Georgetown. We arrived and checked in just in time for drinks and snacks by the pool. Thanks to a recommendation from a friend about club lounges, I managed to find a good deal on AsiaRooms that included club lounge entry. That meant we enjoyed snacks and drinks (softdrink, wine, beer and basic spirits (gin and tonics for me)) for an hour or so in the early evening.

Our boys were the only children there but that didn't matter. We saw some other Australians and they commented on how well behaved the boys were. Our room was in the Victory Annexe which is the new section of the hotel. The building still ekked 'history' though. So timeless and classic. This was one of those 'once in a lifetime' experiences that I will never forget.  

E&O Lobby

Lobby bathroom (just so you can get a feel for the style)

Pool area


View from our room

Our room - it was very spacious. Mr J loved the telephone near the toilet. He may have called the front desk.

*If you can afford, go for a club room with access to the club lounge for evening snacks and drinks! We did not need to buy dinner on the nights we had club lounge access. Perhaps also because we didn't feel like venturing out after a couple of wines by the pool.

*Go the Eastern and Oriental. It is luxury so not cheap but I enjoyed every minute so I consider that to be 100% value for money!

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