Tourists enjoying an exciting break on Penang island


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  • Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017

A long line of visitors thronging the Penang Hill train station.

HOLIDAYMAKERS took advantage of the week-long Hari Raya break to head to popular destinations in Penang.

The George Town heritage enclave, Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple were throbbing with visitors.

Mohd Alif Solihin Izhar Ali, 15, from Baling, Kedah, said his family visited the Rainbow Skywalk at The Top@Komtar and had a hearty nasi kandar lunch.

“We are now planning to hang around the heritage enclave to admire the old buildings with their unique structures,” he said when met in Armenian Street on Sunday.

Mohd Alif said his family would be heading to Baling next for their yearly gathering.

“This is my third time in Penang and I always look forward to coming here,” he said.

Mohd Alif and his aunt Ana Izhar, 43, shopping for some souvenirs in Armenian Street.
Mohd Alif and his aunt Ana Izhar, 43, shopping for some souvenirs in Armenian Street.
 

At Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam, businessman Rick Lim, 31, from Kuala Lumpur, said his family came to Penang in two cars.

“We stopped over in Ipoh before coming here. It is always nice to get a long break.

“We try to visit various places in the country but Penang is always on the top of our list,” he said.

Lim’s entourage included his parents, sister and her family.

“We’ll be going up Penang Hill before visiting the heritage enclave.

“We’re going back to Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday,” he said.

Lim (in black) posing with his family at the Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam.
Lim (in black) posing with his family at the Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam.
 

Student Chun Qing Qing, 19, from Ipoh, was enjoying her day trip to Penang and looking forward to a visit to Penang Hill.

“I am here with my family for the school holidays. It is always nice to go on a holiday together,” she said,

“This is the first time my nephews will be taking the Penang Hill funicular train. I am excited for them.”

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