George Town, the capital of Penang, is a city located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The metropolitan area, with a combined population of more than 2.25 million, is the second largest in Malaysia. The inner city of George Town has a population of about 720,000 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognised for its unique architectural and cultural townscape.
I have enjoyed exploring the city on foot. However, a rickshaw ride is a good alternative if your feet are tired.
My friends, Apain and Jermaine, brought me to this Rungus seaside village just 3 km from the northern most tip of Borneo. The village is a relatively new settlement comprising about 40 houses.
Although the site is quite a distance off the main road to Kudat town, it is easily accessible by car. There are a few sections of unsealed gravel road, but the journey is otherwise comfortable, flanked on both sides by palm oil and coconut plantations. Both my friends grew up around this area.
After a trip to Kudat where we bought some fish, shellfish and prawns, we moved the table and chairs onto the beach to continue our chat.
A few months after I was retrenched, my friend Tham took me on a 10-days 2,500 km drive from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and various places in Selangor.
We call this Yeah Yeah 1.0 vacation. I am getting the album updated before Yeah Yeah 2.0
Yeah Yeah 1.0 Album (updating):