Right. So it's already the 3rd last day of March and here I am writing only the 3rd posts for March. I'm glad my boss didn't fire me yet. Oh maybe just yet =P Boss, if you're reading this, don't fire me ok? I'll gambateh next month. Hahaha! Janji tu mungkin mungkir lah =P Ok before I procrastinate more, I better start writing.
Continue from previous post, it was after day 2's lunch at Penang, we took the bus to Penang Hill. But argh! Luck wasn't on our side. The minute our bus reached the gate, the security closed it! I went down and asked, they said the cable car are gonna be under maintenance for 2 hours and my face went =.=''' wth! So I went back to the bus and told bf about it. Oh great!
We thought, ah since there's no place to go and I didn't bring my schedule with me, might as well head back to hotel, get some rest and then reschedule everything. So we hopped back the bus and told bus driver that we wanted to go back to Prangin Mall bus station. But while in the bus, I saw an angmoh holding a map. I had the urge to borrow it from her but I feel paiseh so I held back. I start fiddling around my phone's Google map and see if I can find anything interesting nearby. Then I saw Tourist Information Centre, I felt as if I got hit by a brick at my head. How can I be so dumb that I didn't think of taking a map from the airport at first place! Dumbass! After searching around knowing that the information centre is near to jetty, I went to the bus driver and asked can he send us to jetty, he said ok and I felt so relieved! Boy that was a near hit!
Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower. Opposite the clock tower is a roundabout where you can see humongous metal nutmeg. I didn't know that's a nutmeg until Edmund told me. Hahaha! Noob head! The information centre is the end of the shoplot in front of the clock tower.
Padang Kota Lama for tea break. Coconut drink and mee sotong. This mee sotong sucks! Too oily and too spicy. We end up finishing all our drinks cos it's way too spicy for us. No more second chance!
Facing the Padang Kota Lama is.....................................
Hello from Fort Cornwallis! =D I didn't plan to come here cos friends told me there's nothing to see inside, but since we've got extra time now and it's just nearby, so we went in and explore. Just wanna know how empty it is.
Entrance fee: RM2 per person. Ok bah. They need that small fee for maintenance of those cannons.
Conclusion? It was empty at first when I was lurking around but then when I found those cannons, I got excited. Ok maybe small things like these makes me curious so that's why I was happy =P
It didn't take us long before we head out and explore the streets outside. Oh there's another name for Padang Kota Lama which is in front of Fort Cornwallis, it's also called Padang Esplanade =) And here, you will find lots and lots of beca!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~~ I LOVE RIDING BECA! Yes instead of calling is a tricycle, I think the word beca sounds cuter and suits the transport itself =P RM20 for the uncle to send us from Fort Cornwallis back to our hotel at Jalan Burma. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY! Although the sun was scorching hot but ah who cares! It's not like you get to ride beca everyday here =P So it's a MUST! I made riding-beca a compulsory activity in my list. Hahaha! I think my happiest activity at Penang will be riding beca =D
St George Church. It is said to be the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia!!! And what's proud? It's located at Penang! Awesome kan? =D Next is St Xavier Institution. St Joseph's brother. Below is Penang Court House and next is the main overhead bridge at Penang.
Leaning Tower of Komtar! Hahahahaha! Don't blame me. Blame the bumpy beca ride =P
Dinner will be on the next post. Oh finally meet Edmund on 2nd day's dinner. He'd been so frustrated over the rain that we brought. Hehe =P