Day 3 was the final leg of our ride to Penang. 88km to the Butterworth ferry terminal, and a few more kilometres in Georgetown to get to the Tien Residence Hotel and the Tien Terrace.
The Flemington Hotel breakfast buffet opens at 7:00 am.
Breakfast is on the rooftop, so there is a nice view of the Taiping Lake Gardens.
We were ready to hit the road at 7:45 am.
Our first bottle refill stop was at the PETRONAS station in Bagan Serai. We stopped again nine kilometres later to put on rain gear.
Naturally, the rain eased off for the next twenty kilometres. We stopped again for drinks and bananas at Kawasan Perindustrian Valdor.
It started pouring as we set off again. It rained for most of the way to Butterworth.
We made good time despite the rain and were on the ferry just after noon.
Our first destination in Georgetown was the Tien Hotel.Residence. Some of the group were staying there.
The Welcome banner was a thoughtful touch.
We all took advantage of the outside hose to wash off our bikes.
A smaller group of us rode on to Tien Terrace.
Tien Terrace is the latest of TH’s boutique hotel projects. A half dozen of us were the first guests in the as-yet unopened hotel. Our role was to give TH feedback about what needed attention and fixing as the finishing touches are applied.
The pool is ready.
Penang is a food lovers paradise. No surprise then that some hit the food stalls early on for snacks.
Drinks and dinner were at Tien Terrace.
Of course, where there is a pool . . .
A good time was had by all. There would be a few sore heads in the morning.