The day started with breakfast at a reasonable hour. There was no cycling done this day.
We loaded the vehicles, checked out of the resort and drove to the Boh Sungai Palas Tea Centre.
After some tea, sausage rolls, chicken pies and sardine puffs – a typical light Malaysian snack – we all drove back to Simpang Pulai. TH had left his car at the Mornington Hotel.
We split up at Simpang Pulai. Kelin was already on his way back to Kuala Lumpur. Kenix, Pai and I were also heading back to KL.
The rest drove to Penang. The Germans would spend the last few days of their visit in the food capital of Malaysia.
Safe in Penang.
Beer – what else? – @Chulia.
Dinner was another new experience for the first-timers to Malaysia. Banana leaf rice.
The tourist in front of @Chulia before heading off to see the sights of Penang.
The first stop had to be for some Penang laksa.
Then it was out and about in the markets. This chicken might have been too fresh for Patrik’s tastes.
There was a funicular railway ride up Penang Hill.
A walk through a fishing village.
Visits to temples.
On behalf of everyone who went to Brinchang and Penang, I must express our appreciation to our drivers Kurma and Vemam. They looked after us while we were riding, and ferried us to massages, dinners and around Penang. Our adventure would not have worked without them.
The day closed with a steamboat dinner.
And gifts for the Germans. Zaryl kindly brought them with her from KL. The T-shirts, not the beer!
The last ride in Malaysia was around Penang island. Ai Lei and Bin Soo had also driven up from KL to join Zaryl and the others on the ride.
A Penang exclusive is the availability of outriders to guide and help you ride through junctions. TH arranged for two outriders to accompany the ten cyclists.
The clockwise route runs past the Penang Bridge.
There are the climbs up to Teluk Bahang Dam.
And a ride through Batu Ferringhi.
There was a quick stop at @Chulia for a beer or two.
Then it was time for the beach party.
Of course, with lots of beer and wine. I don’t know why they wasted space bringing a Coke.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Sunday was the day that Dieter, Marc, Matthias and Patrik flew back to Germany. Ralf flew back to Hong Kong.
The Germany-bound four flew from Penang to KLIA. The flight from Penang was delayed but not enough to stop them from catching their connecting flight to Frankfurt.
Safely in KLIA.
And back in Germany. Looking cold!
Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch. Wir haben es genossen, Ihnen ein bisschen Malaysia zu zeigen. Bis wir uns wieder treffen.