4th June, 2016, a happy ending at last, and the beginning of something special, in shaa Allah. Good luck guys and all the best! Wishing you a happy and blessed married life with lots and lots of kids.
We started our last day at Penang early. Our initial plan was to have roti canai Argyll Road for breakfast but changed our mind and headed to Nasi Dalcha Kassim Mustafa at Lebuh Chulia instead because it's nearer.
We had nasi dalcha, which was so good, Kak Bie ordered roti canai if I'm not mistaken. There's also left over beka from yesterday.
|So good!! Rindu!|
Your first trip to Penang ain't complete without pictures at the murals. Equipped with the map, we walked around Georgetown to look for the murals. We were there on a weekday so there were not many tourists around.
We also stopped by interesting places. The kain batik patchwork shop is really beautiful.
Afterwards, we went back to the hotel. Freshen up and checked out, we head to Chowrasta and did some souvenir shopping.
While waiting for the bus to Komtar, we tried some street food.
Cendol here was better the first time I had it. It was a bit sour this time. Probably the coconut milk was not fresh... I dunno...
Kak Bie bought some samosa and kuih magelek at T. S. Bismi's stall. Delicious!
And then we board a Rapid to Komtar. Really old bus terminal but advanced technology. They have a board showing ETA of the bus and routes and stuff. So cool.
Finally we were at the airport. I'm still full thanks to nasi dalcha early in the morning but we went to Nasi Kandar Line Clear at the airport and had nasi kandar and roti canai.
So that's it, the end of our Penang trip. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed every bit of it, from the bus rides to the food and all the walking and taking pictures. Thank you Kak Bie for planning it :)
It's been almost three months since the trip. I'm ready to plan for another trip to Penang. Jom?
We start our second day with roti canai and roti bakar at Transfer Road.
And then we made our way to Chowrasta and wait for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Kudos to Kak Bie for looking it up as it made our trip so much easier.
A little bit about Hop-On Hop-Off bus. There's two routes, beach route and city route with interchange at Gurney Drive. For MyKad holders, a 24 hour ticket is RM19.00. There are three types of tickets. We bought the tickets on the bus but you can also buy it online or at booths. Here's some info about the bus that I got from their website...
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We wanted to go to Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill - stop no. 3). Chowrasta is stop no. 8 so we need to go all the way to stop no. 13 and back to stop no. 3. The bus took us around Georgetown. The bus stops at several places and, in certain buses, there's a pre-recorded tourist info tape playing at the background.
Although there's a viewing deck, we chose to sit at the air conditioned area because it was too hot.
After about an hour of bus ride, we arrived at Penang Hill.
View in the tram, going up.
We're finally up. We just walked around, sightseeing and took a lot of pictures. Aunty Safiah really enjoyed looking at all the flowers and greens. It was quite misty that morning so we didn't get the chance to see Penang island from the top.
View from the tram, going down.
We took the bus to Gurney Drive as we want to switch to Beach Route. And we headed off to the Toy Museum.
It's quite tricky though. The bus doesn't stop in that area so we embarked at the National Park stop, took Rapid and stop beside the road, and then we walked to the Museum.
For RM16.00/entry and all the fuss walking there, it's quite disappointing for me. I rather go to the State's Museum.
Afterwards, we stop by a stall selling kuih. The stall was buzzing with people so we decided to try. Aunty Safiah was curious about it so of course she asked some questions about how the girl made it etc. Tourist mode on! We bought some pulut panggang and beka for the road.
We took another Rapid to Hard Rock. Kak Bie wanted to buy souvenir for her siblings. I wanted to buy a t-shirt for my then fiance, but his size was out of stock.
We were back on Hop-On Hop-Off. Both my travelling partners were super tired...
The bus finally arrived at the interchange stop. We went down and walked to the food court area to grab some snacks.
This place reminds me of my trip with Team Princess...
We shared a plate of pasembor and char kuew tiaw. Delicious!
We were just in time for the City Route bus. Another few stops until we're at our temporary home...
After shower and prayers, we went to Kapitan, located at Lebuh Chulia nearby Masjid Kapitan Keling, for dinner. Naan Ayam Tandoori, briyani, and nasi kandar for us. Alhamdulillah! Should definitely try their chicken milani on my next trip (hopefully next year) because I heard it's good.
On our way back, we stop by Nasi Kandar Beratur. It was only 9.30pm but the line was already long. Although we were so full, Kak Bie was determined to try it, sebab, bila lagi? Her friend told her to order telur sotong, and to bungkus instead of eating there, so she did.
We ate right before we doze off. The telur sotong was amazing, seriously amazing.
I'm seriously in love with kari Penang. Salivating while writing this post.