This post was originally published late last year but I’m republishing it because my earlier blog crashed.
It’s been slightly over a year since Rapid Penang bus service made it’s debut–July 31st 2007.
During its first 3 days ofÂ service, passengers rode for free.
That was serendipitous for me. I was home in Penang for a visit.
Since I wanted to visit the Kek Lok Si Temple at the end of Paya Terubong town, and I didn’t know the street so well anymore, we gave the bus a try.
Hard to believe a year has passed since my visit. We visited during the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence from the British.
Despite all the brouhaha then, our visit was low-key. The last time I visited was around 11 years ago. Penang, my birthplace, is so different from what I remember.
Due to the traffic congestion, many of the streets have been made one-way.
We stopped in on the usual tourist hotspots like Penang’s Snake Temple. For different reasons my wife and kids found this to be hair-raising, terrifying yet memorable. Watch my short video clip then tell me if my wife’s terror was justified.