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Rob and Yuehong in Penang, 2009 - 17

Yuehong and I got together in late 2003 having met on the steam powered narrow gauge logging railway in Manchuria earlier in the year. We were based in China from 2004 until 2010 when we sold up and moved to the UK, at the same time acquiring a second home in Penang and this page links to a series of pages covering that

Our "Winds of Change 2010" covers many of the other events in our "Annus Mirabilis".


For our life in West Gloucestershire see our UK index page. For our life in our country house in China see our Jiaojiehe index page.

Each of the links below leads to an introductory page with links to all the other pages contemporary with it.

"Penang Hills and Trails - Top Ten Walks" A "Best of" compilation from our many explorations, (extra walk 2nd February 2014).

"Penang Hills and Trails - Selected Walks" A further compilation of our favourites from the south and west of the island, (28th March 2015).

"Hills and Trails in Penang" Discovering the island's natural beauty, (updated 14th March 2017).

"Going Back" - For Rob a question of meeting old friends, for Yuehong a fascinating new experience, November 2009
"A Flat with a Sea View" Sorting a flat with one of the best views in the world, July 2010
The Penang Hill Railway, under reconstruction in late 2010
"Thaipusam and the new Penang Hill Railway" Making a very little effort go a long way in early 2012

Rob and Yuehong Dickinson

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