Two weeks ago, I went on an academic trip with my university to Penang. We spent 4 nights in Penang and did a bunch of things. Since it was an academic trip, it wasn’t all touristy so I won’t be giving you the detail of the entire trip, only the touristy parts because, who cares if we visited the Royal Customs office or USM?

The first thing we did was visit Penang Hill, or Bukit Bendera, which is a very popular tourist attraction in Penang. It is apparently the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, which takes you to the top of the hill. With 52, 100 year-old, bungalows, it doesn’t only take you closer to nature but the history and culture of Penang as well.

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