Day 8 in Penang – Afternoon visit to Kek Lok Si

 After visiting Snake Temple then I took Rapid Penang bus 203 from Snake temple to Kek Lok Si, the biggest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Surprisingly there is a free WI-FI on this bus!  I later learned that Penang is trying to be the first state in Malaysia to provide residents with free internet connection.The bus cost RM2… Continue reading Day 8 in Penang – Afternoon visit to Kek Lok Si

Day 8 in Penang at Snake Temple

This temple was built in honor of a deity named Chor Soo Kong. It is believed that the snakes somehow made their way to this temple as soon as it was built. And to this day there are certainly snakes and quite plenty of them here. The snakes were everywhere. One just needs to look around… Continue reading Day 8 in Penang at Snake Temple

Day 7 in Penang – Back to my Inexpensive days

Penang was just a two day stop on my way to the Thailand. And it was a good one. My train didn’t arrive into Butterworth (mainland gateway to Penang) until 10 am, a 1.5 hrs delay.  After getting off the train, I walked across a parking lot and a small bridge that led to the Ferry dock..The… Continue reading Day 7 in Penang – Back to my Inexpensive days

Day 5 in Singapore – Silent Morning, Crazy Night

Needless to say I wasn’t really in the mood to run around a city today! I had a headache, legs pain, stomach upset and hadn’t slept properly for the best part of 3 days! Now given the fact I’m a poor backpacker, Singapore is expensive.I wasn’t really in the mood to go wandering around and spending money.… Continue reading Day 5 in Singapore – Silent Morning, Crazy Night

Day 4 in Singapore – Stingy Day !

Today I Reached Singapore from Kuala Lumpur at 6:45 AM.After coming out of the Railway station. I traveled to Chinatown. Accommodation isn’t cheap in Singapore. A night in a hostel dorm will cost around $18-25 SGD, and a budget hotel starts at $40 SGD for a basic double room with fan. Most hotels here are around… Continue reading Day 4 in Singapore – Stingy Day !

Day 3 in Kuala Lumpur – Ended up riding on Moving Hotel

I woke up late, boarded KTM Komuter electric train to KL Sentral station. It was a public holiday and there were loads of commuters. From KL Sentral,I walked all the way to Brickfields Little India. I was sweating like a hell—it was hot, no shade and no wind! Luckily it was a clear sunny day,… Continue reading Day 3 in Kuala Lumpur – Ended up riding on Moving Hotel