Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pulau "Penang"

For Our (Moon and Me) block leave, which was to last for 10 days, we decided to spend a few days out of KL, namely to Penang and back home to Teluk Intan…And, in the usual Horny Bassist style, it would b a 5 page story… haha.. but, let’s just get to some of the highlights of the trip…

At the start of the journey, we stopped at one of the rests stops for breakfast.. .and we noticed these carriers..

haha.. guess what they’re carrying…


Goats!!!
Hahaha…Bet you never knew that did ya…
Next, we hit another stop after driving for another 2 hours… I can’t quite recall which stop it is, but its got an escalator!! Damnit.. I don’t even know why I’m so fascinated with it. Haha.. But having an escalator really got me excited…I had to ride it up and down a couple of times.. hehe…
Also, I don’t know whats the history of this, but that stop really doesn’t like dogs.. otherwise they wouldn’t have this sign there…

and man.. its huge (the sign, or me, whichever you prefer to think of first..hehe.... hehe)…
The sign is probably bigger than most other road safety signs I’ve seen…
In Penang, we were joined by Vincent Lee, my child hood friend from Teluk Intan..

We had lunch at New World Park, apparently the new happening makan place at Penang… not bad… clean, lots of options, and we discovered one thing.. the meals there are in rather small servings, so you can other more stuff, without having to eat too much of one thing… hehe…
Oh, and this shop got me and moon confused for a moment.... Kuay Teow "Thing"?? What Thing?? huh?? Whats in the Kuay Teow you say?? A Thing?? haha... actually, most other shops would use Kuay Teow Th'ng... haha... talk about a bad case of typo errors...haha..

We also stopped by this Bakery, which Vincent mentioned was also famous & popular among the locals… hehe..

I couldn’t resist getting this bun…

My curiousity absolutely got me.. the name of the bun? German Longan Wolfsberry…hahaha
I was disappointed to discover that there weren’t any Germans or Wolfs in the bun.. just longan & berries.hahaha…

We checked in at the Northam Hotel, a business hotel, nice, spacious rooms, which isn’t expensive by KL standards, but maybe by penang standards, a tad little expensive perhaps? I paid RM299 for the night.. one living room, free internet, two toilets, a bedroom, and the highlight of the room? A Jacuzzi.. hehe…
The view from the room is also pretty good.. sea view.. with me ghost in the window...
In the afternoon, we went to Kek Lok Si, where we had some laksa (apparently the best in Penang.. haha).. nice nice… then at Kek Lok Si we were just tired out already…
Unfortunately, the famous Kuan Yin statue was currently under maintenance, so what we got was a full metal armour Kuan Yin.. Cool...and here are the famous tortoises of Kek Lok Si....
Me, doggie style.... (nyek nyek)
And more tortoises..
Went back, rest, and at night went to Gurney Drive by foot (its about 20 minutes from the hotel)… Didn’t take any pictures though.. just had some random hawker food..
As we aren’t quite familiar with the roads there, and moon wasn’t feeling too well, we left right after lunch the next day…Overall, Penang, great place for food lovers, but hate the roads & jam & drivers… hahaha

1 comment:

dennis.ooi said...

bro be careful what you hate.. dennis aka phenom is a driver from penang, trained in kl and soon to conquer penang roads.. muahahaha!!!

there was no mention of lorong selamat.. must go there next time ya!