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Monday morning we sailed in to Penang, Malaysia. This was the first day of excursions that we had booked, so we headed down (after breakfast) to the on board theatre to await the transfer to the docks (the Superstar Virgo is too big to berth by the quay in Penang).

The excursion we had booked on was a mad shopping trip, and the first port of call was a large shopping mall with hundreds of small stores. It was here we stocked up with gifts for home, various DVDs and assorted junk. The next shopping centre could have been a Westfields, as it had a number of shops such as Esprit, etc. We decided at this point to leave the coach tour and walk back to the ship as it was only about 20 minutes away.

An hour and a half later, we arrived back at the docks cursing our ability to judge distances. We did however get to see more of Penang than we would have done travelling by bus though. We got the transfer boat back to the ship and wrapped up a successful day by lazing for the rest of the day on deck by the pool. That evening the ship laid on a barbeque, so we gorged on that (which also served as a reminder that we were getting closer to Australia).

Posted by jefranklin 10:53 Archived in Malaysia

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