after spending two rainy days at kota kinabalu, my next stop for my trip was penang, northern part of malaysia. the main reason that i wanted to visit penang is to meet my friend docgelo (of beyond toxicity), who’s based there together with his wife and my godson, gabby. i have known angelo since our pre-med years when we were both taking up biology to become future doctors (he became one and i did not for lack of determination – lol!).
i took a two and a half hour air asia flight from kota kinabalu, found myself at penang airport and met up with docgelo and his family. we went straight to georgetown by taxi to check-in at tune hotels, downtown penang. tune hotels is an excellent budget accommodation operating around malaysia.
tune hotels offers low-priced rooms with comfortable spring mattress beds and bathrooms equipped with high pressure, heated “power showers”.
being a limited service hotel, optional add-ons include a 12 or 24 hour airconditioning but still there is a ceiling fan in the room. i paid an additonal amount for the wi-fi with a good connection.
after checking in at tunes, docgelo invited me for dinner with his wife, tina and gabby at santorini (see docgelo’s post, food porn: penang) and had some coffee at starbucks, new world park which is only beside the hotel. we returned to the hotel for a good night’s sleep to start the next day to visit the temples at penang.
read docgelo’s related blog post, reunion in penang.