Once settled in our accommodation at the sea-side resort in Batu Ferringhi we strolled along the beach absorbing the aroma of the salty, sea air. On our second night in Penang we celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary in the sea-side resort restaurant sampling sumptuous Malaysian dishes accompanied by wine; a memory that we treasure.
For the next couple of days, we explored the city of Georgetown in Penang; another tour of the British impact on Malaysia. We visited Fort Cornwallis, viewing the historic ruins with ample illustrations of how the British took over and ruled the country. Georgetown is adorned with many white British colonial style buildings; some of which are used as government offices while others have become museums.
On another day and out of curiosity we took the 15-minute ferry ride from Georgetown to Butterworth; the latter being an industrial centre where the many ships unload and upload their cargo. Nothing much to see or do in Butterworth. The views from the ferry of the Strait and beyond are dramatic.
The remainder of our time in Penang was spent strolling or fast walking on the beach, swimming in the pool and relaxing in anticipation of our next and final stopover in Malaysia, the city of Kuala Lumpur.