Penang Trip Day 1
Hello hello hello March! How is this new month treating everyone? =) I've been down with sickness for the past 2 weeks! Am still coughing a little but much better already. As promised, here are my photos and stories about my Penang trip.
I went to Penang with Kent for 4 days 4 nights. Our first vacation together started off on 29th February's dawn. We woke up before the sky was bright and head down for breakfast before going over to the airport. In the flight, of course, we catch as much sleep as possible cos it's gonna be a long day. But I have a habit of not sleeping on plane cos if I do, I'll end up having my ears block which I hate it much! =P So while he's sleeping soundly, I looked around and fiddled with my phone.
Right. Upon arrival, Penang airport was under construction so we had to walk quite a distance before coming out. And remind you, this is not LCCT, there's no salesgirl shouting for bus tickets or taxi tickets. I googled before that the suggested budget transport was to wait for the bus right in front of arrival hall. But prob was that, there was no bus there! Or should I say, we were dumb enough not to wait any longer. So we went to queue up for taxi. RM44 from Penang Airport to Tune Hotel. I'll say it's worth it cos we had Merz as our taxi! Awesome!
I must say, I'm rather satisfied with the service of Tune Hotel. Friendly staff. But there's only one thing that I find very inconvenient for this hotel, they do not have a kettle for me to boil hot water in the morning. If you want to have hot water, you gotta go down to the 7Eleven store. I have a habit of drinking hot water once I wake up. But then I'm lazy to go down, so what did I do? Drink hot tap water =D
Welcome to the bus station at Prangin Mall. We walked there from our hotel depending solely on my phone's Google Map. I'm so glad I have a smartphone with me. Works magic you know *winks*
MUST take as many photos of us as possible. We're so lack of photos together! =P So he obediently obeyed. Hahaha!
Queensbay Mall. The largest shopping mall in Penang. It looks like a smaller version of Midvalley.
Do we have this in Kuching? Cos I surely don't remember seeing anything like this.
It was about 3.30pm that we decided to go back to our hotel for a short nap before heading out for dinner. Took the bus ride back to bus station again and walked our way back to hotel. I was so exhausted! Zzzz.....
When the sun starts to slowly set and the office hour traffic is gone, we head out for our dinner. It was starting to rain a little when we came out from hotel, so I suggested us to just take bus straight to Gurney Plaza and have our dinner there.
Bus number 103 to Gurney Plaza!
Anjung Gurney. It's located right next to Gurney Plaza.
From top: Famous Penang Assam Laksa! Penang version of sotong kangkung, Hokkien mee and lok lok.
My 2nd time having Penang assam laksa, yet still can't find my liking towards it =( Ordered it just for Kent to have a taste then he pushed back the whole bowl to me =.= That's how I grew fat when I got back from my Penang trip. Cos whenever we're out eating, he always eats a quarter to half of each dish and then push the rest to me. Bad boy!
That's all for day 1 at Penang. A very activity-less day because of jet-lagged. I know we're gonna be very tired so I planned all the shopping to be made on first day. Shopping, the energy saving activity. Haha! Wait up for my day 2 posts. I'm separating my one day post into several posts cos there's way too many photos to be posted. Don't wanna flood my own blog. Hee~ Enjoy!