First 5 days in Penang Malaysia!!

I’m not too sure where to start. I left Toronto with many bruises, a bump on head and a black eye! The story of that was, I was having dinner with friends at their country home, I got up from the table carrying bowl of potato salad, I started walking from the candlelit dining room to the island in the kitchen, and fell over black dog on back rug, I sent 2 stools flying, hit my head on their granite counter and ended up on floor, covered with potato salad and surrounded by glass, that’s where I stayed until all damage was surveyed, boy was I sore!! I stayed overnight and went to bed with ice bags on my head and knees. I WAS BIG MESS!! My host and hostess took care of me and cleaned up. The next day, had many bruises, and a large bump on my head, I felt rotten, so I paid visit to Adam (my chiropractic) to put me back together again and thank goodness I trust him, because he said “I am going to straighten out bone in your skull,” and he did. So, all was well.

I arrived at airport to discover instead of going directly to Penang I had 28 hour stopover in Kuala Lumpur, (my travel agent goofed), so I booked hotel from a lounge near airport in KL, called the Tune Hotel, which was very basic and clean, but didn’t even have a phone in the room and 2 people would have to take turns going anywhere in a room!!!! It was small, and reminded me of a Japanese hotel I stayed at years ago.

I finally got to Penang, where 3 BK sisters were waiting for me with 3 different cars (lovely), we drove to my apartment, where Moses (the landlord’s friend) met me and took me around apartment. The apartment is big with its own swimming pool, block from the sea, a big flat screen TV, and all the bells and whistles, (I am lucky), it is very, very comfortable, I am renting from owner of Art Gallery in Penang, she’s a fun lady!

View from my terrace!!!

View from my terrace!!!

It’s a great area, with places to go shopping, restaurants, it is very hot here, and it’s also rainy season, but only rains for few minutes every day.

So, first impressions:

Mish-mash of an old and modern city, beautiful heritage buildings, large skyscraper’s, big malls, amazing food from all cultures and apparently Foodie’s from all over the world travel here to eat! The shopping is to die for, the selection and prices, it puts Canada to shame! And movies usually arrive here in English 3 weeks before the US (I am in heaven), and TV has all of the top series from US shown on same day as they premiere in States. The DVD’s, all of the top movie’s sell for 5 RM, which is about 2 dollars. I have been very busy since arriving; I’ve been taken around and have been meeting people. I am making speech next week to International’s Woman’s Association, and I will be a in discussion with a Professor about giving lecture to University of Malaysia Development Program, and I’ve been invited to of various kinds dinners, parties, etc. (I just hope I have the wardrobe)! People from all over the world live and work here, they seem to be here by choice and love it. That’s all for now, early days, but seems very good!! Right now I am waiting for friend to take me to The Penang Club for lunch! (Certainly not boring).

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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9 Responses to First 5 days in Penang Malaysia!!

  1. denise says:

    hello my dear friend! it has finally happened! I am a free woman of the world! papers were signed this month! thank you to all of my angels! life is wonderful and I can enjoy each day now to the fullest! stay well my beautiful friend!

  2. Heidi Gass says:

    Hi Betty Bee,, hows my Black eyed Beauty..( the Darling Dog.).????? recovered from the shock..!!!!!. ( some tall gorgeous Blond made a unscheduled half -landing on moi furry back.. missed and hit some cabinet instead. not brilliant Lady B.. i would have guaranteed a very soft landing ..
    Ps. Hello from Heidi ( to the Black Beauty Owner ) I love all animals ..am watching Cesar Milan the Dog Whisperer.. every Show. daily isnt he something.
    see you soon Betty on the Mount.. 🙂

  3. Prue Chambers says:

    Hi Betty We are in England for two weeks for meetings with the Archbishop of Canterbury and then some family time! Thanks four your blog and so sorry about your accident, hope you are O.K now and so glad you are enjoying you time in Penang. Take care and speak well! Love as always Prue

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Betty Steinhauer says:

    So right, see you soon!!

  5. Heidi Gass says:

    Hi Lady B,,you got it all girl,,the Fabulous,the bad and sometimes the ugly.. but you recover fast sweetie,
    then off to new adventures.. here on Heidis Heaven on the Mount all is well …see you soon girl..on this Mountain top..
    ps.. please be sure to tell the owners of the black dog.. to bad it wasn’t me who fell. over the furry fella, I would have
    snugged up with the four legged Darling.. and let the rest of the WOLRD GO BY BYE BYE.. mooooah !!!! lo

  6. Betty Steinhauer says:

    Mercy flush??

  7. Kathy says:

    Mercy flush

    Sent from my iPhone

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  8. all healed! Thanks Marilyn!
    Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

  9. Thank you Betty, hope the ache is now gone!

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