Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friends Paying Me a Visit: Day 2

I uploaded the pictures for Day 2 two days ago as I know if I didn't do so, I would never update it. Just like the case of Pangkor Trip.

Well, as for Day 2, after the breakfast prepared by mum, we headed to Penang Island.

Crab beehoon cooked by mum and
"chai kuih" bought from market

I'm not familiar with the route in Penang Island, so I asked for the help of the real local. He is so kind to be our tour guide for two days. However, there is a great problem with this tour guide, he has problem with left and right. @@ He asked us to meet him somewhere near house, and he said his house is on our right, but it is on our left. *sweat* Anyway, after joining him, we made our way to the planned first station-snake temple. We took a group picture at the snake temple which cost us RM15, but the picture is not scanned yet. So I cannot upload it here.

We took this at the backyard of the temple.

This is not fake.

Even my hubby also went there before

Nothing much to see in the snake temple. It was like yearS ago when I visited the temple- there were still only a few snakes. After that, we went to have a look of the well nearby the temple.

This was one of the eyes of the dragon
according to the legend.

And here is the history of the well:

After that, we went to have an hour window shopping at Queensbay Mall.

The X'mas decoration at Queensbay Mall.

Then we went to have our lunch at the food court nearby.

Char kuey teow

Yam kuih

Asam Laksa


The food was not impressive. It didn't make my friends scream at its tastiness. So I complained to the tour guide about it.

We made our way to Penang Hill after the meal. Half way, Hon Tong's car could not move at the traffic lights. *Sweat* Then Alvin quickly went to the petrol station nearby to get a bottle of clutch oil for him. I thought Hon Tong forgot to pump in petrol as he didn't refill any since the day before.

We waited one hour at the foot of the hill as it was crowded with visitors. Besides, it was the first day it was reopened after two months of maintenance work.

The Chief Minister of Penang State, Lim Guan Eng also visited Penang Hill on that day with his family. But of course, we didn't bump into him. I only knew it the next day when I read the newspaper.

We saw a Caucasian couple while waiting for the train. I'm known for someone who likes to flirt, so I never miss a chance to take pictures or talk to any beauties or handsome ones. :)

Alvin approached them to ask for a picture instead, after being "pushed" by me.

We had a short chat with them. They were here for holidays. Malaysia was the second station after Singapore. They would go Bangkok after Penang trip. I then asked for their MSN, but they don't use it. Probably they use AIM? Then she asked if we play Facebook. But soon, as they were asked to board the train, we didn't manage to get the address from them. And they said they would meet us at the peak.

And guess what?! Our train was delayed!! We only reached the top like 45 minutes later. And they were still there! The girl passed us her Facebook email address. Alvin took it and I took out my phone to save it.

They are from Switzerland and speak French to each other. And then I also "took out" my only known French sentence- C'est la vie. *smile*And they could understand! I think I spoke quite accurately. *syok sendiri* They also invited us to Switzerland and offered themselves to be our tour guides! Is this being polite and friendly? Or is this just a norm of social?

Lovely couple, isn't it?

After bidding farewell and shaking hand (no kissing) with them, they headed to board the train while we continued to snap some pictures of the picturesque scenery.

Penang never loses her beauty of being the Pearl of Oriental.

Perhaps the pictures do not do the justice as they were taken by me, the amateur in shooting.

One last group picture before we left the peak.

The sisters.

We were so exhausted of the hot and dry weather and could not walk anymore. So the gentlemen, Alvin and Hon Tong went to take their cars which were parked far away.

We then had our dinner at Gurney Drive.

Fried flower crabs bought by Alvin
specially for the few of us.
*Thanks Alvin*

Alan saw this crowd and could not resist not trying.

Fried oyster. It was above average.

Then Shuzhen saw the signboard "Apong" and asked me what was that. So I bought a few for them to try.

Pandan Apong. Not bad, quite nice.

Then Alvin went to hunt for fried kuey teow as he claimed that he knows a little about fried kuey teow (his favourite food).

Not bad. But still cannot make us love at it at first "taste".

Asam Laksa. Not bad.
But still not the best I tried before.

Wan Tan Mee... Average only.

Curry Noodle. Average also.

At the end, we still didn't mange to scream at the food. So Alvin promised to bring us to try another fried kuey teow after shopping. He said it is mouth-watering.

He is Robert.
A silver "statue" which attracted quite many bystanders.
Saw him near Gurney Drive hawker stalls.

We went shopping in Gurney Plaza afterward. Shopping is always Alan's and GinHwa's favaurite. The rest of us don't really favor it. Hon Tong then suggested us to purchase a bottle of red wine, then to chat at the seaside in front of the plaza.

They were too expensive. At the end, we went out empty-handed. Students always live under tight budget. @@

g-hotel beside Gurney Plaza

Finally we went to sample the claimed palatable fried kuey teow. I was full that time, so I couldn't give much comment. But others said it was really mouth-watering. I will be back to try it one day!


Alvin asked us to go the island earlier the next day for breakfast. He would bring us to sample the nice curry noodle. *Stay tune for Day 3*

We reached home at 11pm something. Then I quickly sat down to add the Caucasian in Facebook. But only to find out I deleted the drafted message unintentionally!!! Then of course, I asked for it from Alvin. Guess what?! He lost it also!! He didn't know where he had placed it. I tried to key in a few addresses based on my impression. Too bad it was no avail even until today!!!

And hence Day 2 ended...


OSL said...

is the statue real??.

OSL said...

is the statue real??.

OSL said...

is the statue real??.

OSL said...

lol..not meant to spam ur blog, but the window got abit prob la

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Fake one... haha... Human actually, acting to be stationary.

~K£cќ~ said...

Y so many char kuey teow ... u give me eat so much i oso will say not nice liao lol ...XD

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Because Penang is famous for char kuey teow lor...