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Long Stretch of Holidays

Yesterday was Labour Day on May 1 which is a public holiday that is celebrated worldwide and it continues with the weekend right up to Monday, since Sunday is Wesak Day for the Buddhists. I just came back from a one night stay at Equatorial Hotel, Penang and enjoyed the buffet breakfast with a wide repertoire of selections to choose from. I think I might just skip dinner or have a very light dinner since I am still full now, with time approaching for dinner in just a few minutes.

The stay at the hotel including breakfast for two set us back by a whopping $400 plus, almost $500 with 10% service charge and 6% GST included. But the view of Penang Golf Course, formerly known as Bukit Jambul Golf Course was serene, dotted by lakes with water fountain right smack in the middle. The lawn is well tended and some golfers could be seen putting away with their caddy and buggy to move from one fairway to the other.

However, there was a long queue to check into the hotel yesterday and the service was rather slow, as observed. Apparently there was a new staff who knows next to nothing manning one queue and she had to ask for directions on the booking system. Otherwise, my short holiday was almost immaculate and enjoyable.