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Penang with the R@SKLs in 2020 – Day 3

Photograph courtesy of GK

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.

Map courtesy of Ride with GPS

The Flemington Hotel breakfast buffet opens at 7:00 am.

Photograph courtesy of VV

Breakfast is on the rooftop, so there is a nice view of the Taiping Lake Gardens.

Photograph courtesy of VV

We were ready to hit the road at 7:45 am.

Photograph courtesy of AE

Our first bottle refill stop was at the PETRONAS station in Bagan Serai. We stopped again nine kilometres later to put on rain gear.

Photographs courtesy of THL

Naturally, the rain eased off for the next twenty kilometres. We stopped again for drinks and bananas at Kawasan Perindustrian Valdor.

Photographs courtesy of THL

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.

Photographs courtesy of THL
Photograph courtesy of VV

Our first destination in Georgetown was the Tien Hotel.Residence. Some of the group were staying there.

Photograph courtesy of GK

The Welcome banner was a thoughtful touch.

Photograph courtesy of GK

We all took advantage of the outside hose to wash off our bikes.

Photograph courtesy of J

A smaller group of us rode on to Tien Terrace.

Photograph courtesy of THL

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.

Photograph courtesy of THL

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.

Photograph courtesy of VV
Photograph courtesy of VV

Of course, where there is a pool . . .

Photograph courtesy of LY

A good time was had by all. There would be a few sore heads in the morning.

About alchemyrider

I left Malaysia in 2008 as a non-cyclist. I am back home now with three road bikes and all the paraphernalia that goes with being addicted to cycling.

3 responses »

  1. Marvelous itinerary. Who did the bookings?

  2. Pingback: My R@SKLs History Part 8 | Old Roots, New Routes

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