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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Detour to Penang: Day 1 (1/5/2008)

Now listening to Rob Costlow - Solo Piano

It all started with an initial " long weekend with nothing to do....". Some friends were planning for a trip to Penang and we decided to tag along, make a nuisance of ourselves and made a makan trip up north to Penang. Accommodation, fortunately was not a problem. So that's settled, all we need to worry is finding what and where to eat. So we, myself, Eddy, Jing, Dennis, Ann (lol) and Angel made a trip up north...

Started my journey up north from KL at about 0900, going through Ipoh for some lunch and ice coffee, and finally reaching Penang at about 1500 if I'm not mistaken. Hurried to the condominium, to freshen up and unpack before setting out for our 1st stop.

View inside and outside our condominium....

Then our 1st stop was Swatow Lane's Sin Se Kai or New World. It was a hot day and what better way to cool it down than a bowl of ice cool Ais Kacang and Cendol. I had the cendol and i would say it has nothing really special. But on a hot afternoon, anything cool tastes good. Others ordered the Ais Kacang Special; regular ais kacang topped with assorted tropical fruits; which consist of mango, papaya, banana...i suppose thats it.

We can't resist but to give in and ordered the oyster omelette or we and the locals call 'or chian'.
Egg, some batter and fresh oysters and you will get

Next stop was for fresh coconut at Abu Siti Lane...and somehow the dude we called for directions managed to give us abu-siti-link. Again, nothing really special as what we had there was fresh young coconut.

The dude cutting the coconuts open is obviously damn strong as all he did was swing his 'knife' and the coconut can do nothing but be cut opened like a hot knife through butter. Its sweet, fresh and tasted just like a coconut. ( one of my friends asked me what it tasted like).

The off to Batu Feringgi to catch the sunset. Traffic there was rather conjested as people are trying to move in and out of the area and at the same time, the roads ain't that wide. The attraction there was definitely the beach as well as the famous night market there. You can get almost everything from CDs, clothing, accessories and even a Gucci bag. Fake one la.

We can jet ski there
Even ATVs are available there
Horseback riding too...enjoy your ride as the horse shits all over
Dont know what is this called but that odd thing there seem like a rubber boat being pulled by a speedboat.

And obviously enjoy the sunset. It was a beautiful sight also due to the clear weather then.

Some roundabout near Gurney Drive

The off the Gurney Drive for our dinner. Plenty of foods galore and obviously that place is packed. Did not take any pictures of the food as we are too famished to wait for anyone to take any pictures. We ordered fruit rojak which was damn good, Muachi, Sotong kangkung, Pork Satay, Fried chicken skin, Ikan bakar, another helping of Or Chian and....i think thats about it.

Soon, Diana joined us and so starts my torment. Well, with her around i am not to laugh as part of the deal with her. Loser owes the victor a box of Tau Sa Pheah. Small wager only lar..Obvious to say, I'm kinda fighting a losing battle. They are trying everything in the book to try to make me laugh. It was torture i tell you. Fortunately that deal ends at noon the next day.

After dinner, we went back to the condo and my torment continues. I can't even seek refuge in my own room to keep myself from laughing. Imagine someone telling you a joke or even doing something crazy to you, and all you can do is look back with a -_- face. It was it think 0200 when I gave in. Something really funny happened and i can't help but to smile a bit. Can u imagine one crazy gal who splashed water (sprinkle...but SPLASHING) not on your head while another was ironing it? Talk about risk of being electrocuted. It wasn't even a laugh and i was judged to have lost the deal.. :(

Thats it for the 1st day. Will update more later on..
Crazy things that others will do to you...zzz

Ciao for now..

Song ending...I Stay In Love - Mariah Carey

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