Early start to our day… our first stop was to see the The Arulmigu Mahamariamman Temple located in Georgetown. The Arulmigu Mahamariamman, also known as Sri Mahamariamman Temple or simply the Mariamman Temple, I meaning power and amman mother, is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Muthu Mariamman and is considered a motherly power figure, a goddess of mercy and patron deity of the peasants of southern India. The temple is full of beautiful statues, immaculate detail and stunning colors!
In the afternoon we took a Transit Link bus from Georgetown to the Air Itam Terminal at Penang Hill which is about 6 Km’s outside of Georgetown. Penang Hill is also known as Bukit Bendera, its peak reaches 800m above sea level. We caught the cable funicular train ride up which only took about 30 minutes but in itself was quite an experience. The view of Georgetown, the ocean and the gorgeous environment was absolutely breathtaking. Being Nature lovers, Kaleigh, Rylee and myself took the six Km hike up the trails, through the fauna and flora of the Botanical Gardens of Penang's highest peak.
In the evening we wanted to experience some real Malaysian night-life! Luckily we didn’t have to go very far! Within crawling distance, down the street from our hotel is a road called Upper Penang Road. Upper Penang Road is Georgetown’s major party zone and is filled with pubs and nightclubs that come alive with neon lights, thumping music, and large crowds of locals and tourists from all over the world. As the night progressed, chairs spilled out onto the pavement for drinking sessions out in the open, games were played, laughs were had, and our night was a blast!