Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here I come Penang & I’ll be back!!

Despite being a one day trip, but was quite an experience for the first time exploring the island on foot without proper guides (map!!!map!!somebody forgot about the map!!). We didn’t get lost though in the end & managed to get to some nice places.

We stopped at Butterworth before boarding a ferry to the island.

After getting things that should be done (reason that bring us to penang), it was only 12noon. So we got ample of time left to spend around.

At first, we decided to explore around the area at Jalan Dato Keramat on foot. But the road is darn narrow. The cars were driving pass just about a few inches to me only.

Then, we saw a Rapid Penang bus going to Komtar. We thought “nah, malas to walk under the sun lah,(trust me, really a hot hot day), just give it a shot”. Only when we hopped on the bus we realised, Komtar is actually not far from where we were. Sigh. Nevermind, that’s the results without having a map!!

Reaching Komtar, suddenly felt hungry. Hunger for Penang infamous laksa!! We looked around but which stall has the best laksa? We don’t know. And how silly we were that we landed on Prangin Mall and took the laksa there out of all places. Gee man, the laksa can be finished with just a scoop& it was so ordinary.. $%&*#@?!I wanted an extrodinary one!! Still feeling an empty stomach, we ordered claypot spicy mee. That at least was much better but still not satisfying coz’ i wanted good penang laksa!!

Then, after hanging around the mall, we saw a trishaw. We were like... shall we try it for once? hehe...but the trishaw man charged us 10bucks for merely a walking distance.
Trishaw man: Sepuluh ringgit.
Me : *raised eyebrow in shock* No, no tak mau lah.
Trishaw man: Ok, ok, lapan lah, tak boleh kurang lagi lah.
Me : tak mau tak mau. *shaking my head*
Crazy. 10bucks for a walking distance. I rather take a taxi. & we indeed hop into one to the New World Park. Nice place. Variety of food there. Food, Food & Food!! Haha. I ended up taking away 7packs of Chee Cheong Fun. Thanks to Fiona’s recommendation. Yes. 7 packets.

It's Chee cheong fun...not dadah/morphins ok!!

Managed to stop by at a temple before leaving for Ipoh. We both were so dungu walking around looking for buses and stopping taxis under the scorching hot sun for 20minutes whereby there’s a taxi service centre in just only a walking distance away!!!*grumps*

On the way back..... at Weld Quay Port

P/S: Big lollipop we managed to bump into at the mall.....lol..only for those who knows the story of the "lollipop" would get the hint..

Ish...i didnt want to hold it, so she took it...


Anonymous said...

Did you notice that "$%&*#@?!I" became an email link? lol

I've never been in Penang for quite some time edy. =)

Willy's Diary said...

wish could visit there again some day... miss penang food so much lar..

erictbk said...

oh, kenwooi, i did not notice that u know...hahhaha
willy, yea, me too!!when you're back, we go together, i mean bring along with kham too.haha