Greetings from Penang. I am now here for the umpteenth time in my life (I have really lost count by now how many times I’ve been here) for a visa run from Thailand. I’m also calling it a food run to get a fix of Indian food, which Malaysia does so well.
[Trishaw in Georgetown - Penang]
Before Penang I was in KL with the intention of heading off to Indonesia from there. My plans have since changed with an invitation to attend a big event in Bangkok next week (more on that soon), so I will be heading back to Thailand again. Returning to Bangkok has given me an excuse to stay in Penang for a few days before heading back.
I spent a month in Penang last year which turned out to be a productive time. It is a different kind of working environment for me here. There isn’t a large digital nomad community like there is in Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Ho Chi Minh City. There aren’t a lot of cafes here either. Penang is all about food and architecture, so I find when I am here I work in my room and then go off on wanders around World Heritage Georgetown and eat delicious food. There is so much good food here that I have to plan my eating to ensure I get a balance of Malay, Indian and Chinese food.
I’ll be back in Bangkok next week.
[Chicken and rice lunch in Penang]