The first thing that comes to most of my friends' mind when I say I'm going Penang is.. "Wow, enjoy the food there!" or like "Eat the char kuay teow!!!".
And if it ain't the char kuay teow, or the hawker's centre food, it just has to be the Penang Kek Lok Si, or the old buildings in Georgetown right?
Well if your answer is a Yes to that, then I've 'sinned' badly this trip - cos I did nothing of those at all! Instead, these are what I did!
|The entrance of Monkey Bar|
By the time we arrived Penang, it was really late... and the only place to go was out drinking! I tweeted on where to go, and got some replies to head to Penang Road where there is a row of bars. Pretty happening place this is..!
We ended up here in this bar called the Monkey Bar, where everything is decorated with monkeys!
|monkeys were everywhere!|
|one (guinness) for the night! haha!|
|I was at Gurney!!!|
This has always been a cool tourist hangout place.. and besides, I was staying at this area.
It was a nice walk along this stretch. The weather was good on that day ie not too hot! :) Btw I saw these love shaped cuttings on the trees near Gurney Plaza.. wonder what was this for?
|Guess where is this tattoo-ed? Hahaha!!!|
Btw, I got a tattoo on that day! Yeah, read it right!!! (more of this to come!)
And guess what? Instead of shopping around, I went next to the hair saloon to get a hair cut.. Well, what better time to cut the hair then this time round when I'm totally.. free? :)
For a moment, it was like being in California beach.. minus the bikini babes.
|A beach/ island holiday is never complete without the C-O-C-O-N-U-T!|
The food was alright - not the best to me, but okay in taste & price.
|First time trying this fried black squid.. quite nice when eaten with rice.|
I guess this is the most touristy thing I did here? Okay.. plus the one next too.. Haha!
And the final stop at this beach area.. Batu Feringghi's night market. Oh look at the Pepper & Salt bottles here! Btw, this area felt so Thai with so many Thai stuffs beings sold.. though that's really not a bad thing!
|This is a very unique shop.. well decorated, and makes you just wanna buy.|
|The nourishing dew desssert|
|The Nyonya dishes - prawn sambal, otak otak & pork.|
|The view from 1st Avenue|
Next up... Manila!!! :)