Penang – coastal state of Malaysia – is nowadays popular for Indonesians for its health tourism. Yes, you heard it right; health tourism. In this case, mouth-to-mouth advertisement has got people come and line up to get a decent and affordable medication in Penang. Of course, in Indonesia, you can also find the same quality of treatment, but then the level of trust is totally different. The foreign atmosphere brings a totally different vibe to most Indonesians. But then, with the same kind of quality, the bill can be cheaper in Penang compared to in Indonesia (based on what I heard from the patients when I was there). Furthermore, you got to travel and do a little sightseeing, right?
I was in Penang months ago for the same reason that I stated above. And of course, I took a little tour to Penang old town. Actually, there is more to see here in Penang, but since my time was quite limited, I chose to explore only its old town. Malaysia, as you know it, is famous for its heterogenous culture and it’s no different for its northwest island. You can feel Melayu, Chinese, Western and Indian cultures mixed together soothingly. In my opinion, Penang is a quite slow paced place to live even with its several famous industrial compounds settled in that island.
Well for now, let me give you a little taste of Penang – a distinctive taste of its old town.
Well, that’s it for now – for my dusty blog. Until next post!