Second visit to Penang!

I got very cheap ticket to Penang from Bali on Air Asia and decided to visit for a few days. I stayed at The Munti Mews hotel,

Munti Mews hotel in Penang, where I stayed, beautiful!!

Munti Mews hotel in Penang, where I stayed, beautiful!!

a boutique hotel in a historical home, recommended by my friend Keith. Keith was the person who had first sold the idea of visiting Penang to me, (Keith is a writer, speaker and now a publisher) and so over a year ago I spent one month there.

It was a place I left saying I would be back, and I felt very seldom saying that!

My whirlwind visit started with my friend, Soo Fun,

At very special dinner in Penang!!

At very special dinner in Penang!!

Soo Fun, is what I call a true foodie, she loves food, knows it all and arranges many dinners for all events in Penang. She is a very gracious and good friend, at this dinner we were greeted by the owner who said “welcome to my home” and a special evening began with a Grandmother, a Mother and a wife, each taking turns with the cooking of certain dishes in a magnificent heritage home in the centre of Georgetown, the city has been declared Unesco World Heritage Site. Time continued with me seeing old friends, over many meals, and of course shopping at my favourite store Uniglo, one is coming to Toronto next year!

Why do I like Penang?

  • It is the mix of many cultures.
  • The prices are very good, excellent value for money.
  • There are people from all over the world that have decided to live full time or part time in Penang.
  • You could be busy every night of the week, events, dinners, and a very vibrant and lively city.‎
  • ‎People are just who they are, and it seems to me that you can make your own life in Penang and just BE.
  • The Weather is perfect, hot, but not too hot like Bali.
  • And the history is being preserved!‎

I was invited to a party and 2 couples were there from Canada, Vancouver and Calgary, I asked a question, “what were the negatives about living in Penang”, (there had to be downside) they both looked at me and said, “none”!!‎

So, we shall see, Cambridge is my next stop, for a year!‎

Extra Photos

On an Opionum bench!!

On an Opionum bench!!

Film shoot

Film shoot

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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One Response to Second visit to Penang!

  1. Prue Chambers says:

    I just do not know how you keep going! You are amazing! So glad you are enjoying your travels! All well here. Love Prue

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