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Phuket Or Penang?  
User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Hi there!

At the moment I'm putting together my RTW routing and on on my way home I have some mileage left and could do SIN-Phuket-SIN or SIN-Penang-SIN.

Anybody can tell me what I should do?

Thanx in advance,

Sander


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User currently offlinePipo777 From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Not sure about Penang because I've never been there, but a couple of years ago I went on a holiday to Phuket for about a month...Really liked the place and recommend it to everyone. Great little Island.

Many great beaches and nice street markets...Also, there are many tours to other small islands nearby like Phi Phi, James Bond island, Similan Islands...They are all great, Krabi is also really nice.

Enjoy your trip!!!


User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1578 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

I too have only been to Phuket, but really did have a great time. Quiet if you like that sort of thing, lively if you don't.

Didn't get down to Penang though.. ran out of time. Have heard mixed reports of the place though.


Mark



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User currently offlineSingaporegirl From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 302 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

definitely phuket. besides they could use your euros for the rebuilding of the island. i also fancy krabi (not far from phuket) as well.


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User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Quoting Singaporegirl (Reply 3):
definitely phuket. besides they could use your euros for the rebuilding of the island. i also fancy krabi (not far from phuket) as well.

I thought the same thing, although I will be there in about a year from now. But wasn't Penang also hit by the tsunami?

Quoting BananaBoY (Reply 2):
Didn't get down to Penang though.. ran out of time. Have heard mixed reports of the place though.

I've heard the same and read something about Penang what I didn't like.

I'm going to Phuket.  bigthumbsup 

Thanx for the help.



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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2003 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
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Two totally different places with completely different vibes. Phuket is more lively whereas Penang is a bit more sedate. Phuket definitely has better beaches if that's what you're looking for. Penang is a bit more culturally interesting. Hard choice - I like them both.


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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Haven't been to Phuket but we went to Penang last year. Great place, quite busy in the city centre (Georgetown) but along the coast it is beautiful and pretty quiet.

Georgetown is the cultural place on Penang, lots of old buildings and very cheap shopping; Batu Ferringhi is your beach resort on the north coast. It's about a half hour taxi ride between the two.

Shopping is incredible in Penang - designer clothes and electronics extremely cheap, in Penang we ate a 12" pizza and a pitcher of coke at a Pizza Hut for under £2.00!!

Batu Ferringhi was hit by the tsunami but nowhere near the same extent as Phuket was.


I'd certainly go back again, the best holiday we ever had!

Noel.


User currently offlineYUL2010 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 1164 times:

Phuket hands down. Nice beaches, great entertainment. I heard Penang wasnt much of a vacation spot...

Here are some pics I took of my recent trip to Phuket last November.

Patong Beach, Phuket
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/meayul/Phuket/DSCF0089.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/meayul/Phuket/DSCF0090.jpg


And on a day trip boat ride to Phi Phi Islands

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/meayul/Phuket/DSCF0118.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/meayul/Phuket/DSCF0139.jpg



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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 6):
Penang we ate a 12" pizza and a pitcher of coke at a Pizza Hut for under £2.00!!

....travelled all the way to Malaysia and ate in Pizza Hut?  weeping  Georgetown has some of the best restaurants in Malaysia. Seek out those that specialise in Nyonya cooking, a style peculiar to Penang, Malacca and Singapore.

http://www.tourismpenang.gov.my/page.cfm?name=lc03


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Quoting PA110 (Reply 5):
Two totally different places with completely different vibes.

Phuket = beach, nightlife, sex
Penang = culture, shopping, food

Though it might be the case some 15 years or so ago, many Malaysians no longer see Penang as a "vacation spot" but more of a cosmopolitan city. For great beaches, most of us head for Langkawi, Redang, Tioman or Pangkor Island.

Between Phuket and Penang, i'd say go for Phuket. Is your RTW ticket valid on SilkAir's SIN-Langkawi-SIN? If that's the case, you might want to consider Langkawi too.


User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

I have exactly enough miles left to do a return SIN-Phuket/Penang on SQ. And I can only choose out of a list with destinations and Langkawi, Redang, Tioman or Pangkor Island wasn't one of them. I BTW can only fly with NZ, VS and SQ with a note that I can also use flights of MI.

It is the ticket known as The Great Escapade

The website is currently unavailable due to redevelopment issues but after I contacted one of the airlines I learned the ticket itself is still available.

Thanx for your input.

Sander



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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1578 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

The Great Escapade is a bargain of a ticket.. used to sell loads of them!

Have a great time you lucky bugger! hehe

Mark



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