We took the tram up to Penang Hill and met a lot of friendly people on the way. One couple is from Australia, another family from Singapore and another family with a small boy (Nicholas) from southern Australia. It was fun talking to them and sharing stories and experiences. The view from Penang Hill was amazing. The picture we had taken just doesn't do it justice. After we got to the top we walked a little over a mile to a free-standing bridge. Ben said it was like the same bridge that Horton from "Horton Hears a Who" walks on in the jungle and that is a pretty accurate description of it. We were all nervous about walking across something so wobbly and seeing the jungle way below us, but overall it was an awesome experience!
We went to the Botanical Gardens after Penang Hill. It was so relaxing and beautiful. The weather was starting to cool down a little too because a storm was coming in so that was nice. As we were going into the park the vendors outside the gate told us to be careful of the daytime robbers (aka the monkeys.) It was amazing to see monkeys and monitor lizards close-up. We got nervous around the monkeys a few times because they would charge after us thinking we had food. The last picture shows our new friend, the well-endowed monkey. Dad fed him some peanut butter crackers and he really enjoyed them.
After the Botanical Gardens we went to a restaurant called Noodle Station (like Noodles & Company.) Ben was so excited about eating chicken and french fries and told me they were the best, even better than McDonald's (that's not saying much though!) Josh was starving and enjoyed being fed my fried wantan noodles with prawns. It was really yummy! As we were leaving one of the workers came up to the kids to say goodbye and both Ben and Emma gave him a hug. We had to get a picture.