Thursday, December 06, 2007

Trip to Malaysia 2007 - Penang Pics and Bukit Tambun

Nothing on Genting Highlands as not many pics were taken there. I had a bad headache too that day and not looking too good too, hah!

We drove off to Penang after brekky at Ipoh Garden South. Upon reaching there we stopped at Queensbay Mall to stock up some drinks and snacks, and checked in at Mar Vista apartments in Batu Ferringhi. Aidan was all the way from Ipoh repeating 'Mama, I want swimming' so I had to give my, and all the others in the car, our poor ears a good break!

Okay, to sum up our Penang trip, was that after a refreshing swim and shower, we headed to Gurney Drive to eat, and bought some local biscuits around that area. Then to Gurney Plaza for jalan-jalan, where I managed to buy a Winnie the Pooh set of PJs from World of Toons, which is equivalent to about AUD10, and that is cheap.

Had a coffee break at Coffee Beans, met up with a Penang friend, who gave me a HUGE SURPRISE with her five months old belly!! She didn't tell anyone, but thanks to me, I became her redifusion and broadcasted to all our friends, with her consent of course.

After dinner, we took a walk along, where else, Batu Ferringhi for some DVDs :) Got a couple of Donny Yan's movie, Hairspray, Josh Groban, Kitaro, Michael Buble, Il Divo. My trip is complete! Of course not! Next day we went to Kek Lok Si temple. Believe it or not, this was my first time there, and no, we did not walk all the way up, we did not walk half way up. We drove right to the front of the place.

Aidan surprised us with doing his own 'cheng cheng' as a sign of respect all the way. My friend and her husband said he must have 'yuen' (is that 'fate' or 'connection'?) with God. I do certainly hope he will grow up setting foot on the right path with confidence, faith and courage. After some photo shoots under the hot sun (hence not seeing any pics here due to lots of squinting) we went back to the apartment to freshen up and check out.

Next stop, Bukit Tambun. The 'chi lor', crabs, 'tarn' and 'tiger fish' with some noodles, drinks and beer made us all very happy. Didn't get to eat the 'lai liu' prawns, though. There was only ONE left!

Great hammer, eh?

Roarr! Tiger fish ended up on the hot plate. RM6 each.

Dad-in-law asked how much was the lunch, after losing out on wanting to pay, and,

I said : RM140


I said : Then how much do you think it is?

He said : About RM400...

I said : RM400 we can eat in a better environment with more food!

He was ..... kinda shocked.


L B said...

Ohhhh, Crabs!!! Only another 200+ days for me to go till the next crab! :-)

Sweetpea said...

l b - why 200+ days leh? ada pantang kar?

MamaBoK said...

Wow..!! that's really cheap..!!

Simple American said...

The food looks so delish! And the pool looks like fun. Aidan must have enjoyed that a lot. Thanks for sharing the pics. :)

Sweetpea said...

mamabok - with the conversion AUD1 to RM3, what more for you!! yes indeed, it was FILTHY CHEAP! hhhahhaa

SA - fun holiday and cheap, fantalicious food. what else can we ask for :)

Mark Antony said...

Sounds like a good day! I love your use of images in your posts.

Best wishes, Mark.

Sweetpea said...

thanks for dropping by mark. i try to make my page as 'colourful' as can be :)