I spent 3 weeks on my brothers yacht, based in Kuah, but we sailed around a bit. I found Penang a facsinating place but the whole experience was brilliant lovely people, lovely place and wonderful weather.
and I've been quite a few times. I miss it, and would love to go again soon. I miss the food most of all. A nice kway teow th'ng or a spicy Penang hokkien mee would be wonderful right now. Salivating just thinking about it!