Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mini getaway to Penang, Malaysia ( Part II )


 Hans and I went to the Island Hospital for his Medical Checkup. This is our first time and we were a bit confused, The hospital's so crowded even at 7 am in the morning. We tried to blend in as if we knew what to do, but then a lady approached us and ask whether we've been here before or this's the first time. Then she gave us the queue number. Their staffs are really friendly and helpful.

 It took almost 4 hours to do the medical checkup, we were so starving and tired. I was waiting for Hans and scared by my own. Why does it took a long time... almost 4 hours.. does this happen all the time? 
 We have our brunch around 11 am at the hospital canteen. The food tasted fine because we're hungry! We're sure an eating machine, we ate literally everything when we're starved! Rawr!! After that, we went back to the hotel and took a long long nap. 

 After we woke up, We went to the Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul to freshen up. IT'S SO CROWDED. IT'S A LONG QUEUE. Luckily the acek's hand is so pro! he served very quick! Everyone's eating while standing at the side of the road. The Chendul tasted sooooo good. Perhaps the best chendul I ever had. because I dislike chendul but this one is so goooood. Worth a try and will come back for this acek!

 After that we went to the Char Kway Teow on the Siam Road, AGAIN. LONG QUEUE! TOO LONG! half an hour standing, half an hour sitting before I finally got to taste the best char kway teow I ever ever ever ate!! SO Delicious! perfect! I wish to order it again but then I have to start a long way queue again? sure it'll be worth it but maybe not this time! But I'll sure come back for this delicious kway teow! You guys should try this one! definitely worth it! Or am I the last to know this famous place? 

 After that we headed to ( south? north? east? west? ) I can't read maps,gps,etc. I had no idea. :(

so I just rest on my most comfort zone.
 It was 1,2 hours journey to the Teluk Kumbar Good Friend Seafood. This place is fine, it is located at the beach side, with a simple decoration. Sea breeze baby! is it a sea? or just a lake? idk. lol. The water is not so clean, and there're just a few mini boats parked. 

  The foods here are truly delicious! Everything was well cooked especially the chicken, the satay and the shrimps! the vegetables are nicely crunchy, the fish is really yummy! The bones are edible they said, It's flavored too! delicious! and just like that, I started to love Penang! 

    Then we continued our journey, We went to the Bukit Bendera Penang hill, We chose to go up the hill by train, It costs around 30 RM each person for foreigns. It's quite interesting inside the train, we really go high! up and up! yihaaa! 

 When we arrived up there, we can almost see all of the Penang city, It was around 7-8 pm! remember I told the day before that we decided to visit this place earlier? It's just really an excuse because we can't wait to visit straits quay! 
 Luckily we didn't make it earlier! Because, I think the view is better at night! beautiful! because I love peace! I found it so peace and romantic.

 This place will be so different in the morning and afternoon, more food stalls, activities to do, and etc! So, maybe if you're willing, you can chose to spend the whole day and night here? But me personally, I didn't regret to visit this place at night. I still get to see the scenic views with Hans. 

 We strolled around, there're bars, restaurants, and a museum. didn't take any pictures, We're again too enjoying the moment! There is also a love lock bridge, no intention to buy any love lock even though it's closed. lol. but we were reminded to take a picture on the love statue by our friends. so yeah here we're !

    After that, We were supposed to went directly back to our hotel. But then our friends decided to chill out. Wait, what? It's not an option, they drove. So, We're in!

  I was given the chance to chose the place, so I was the one that randomly picked the place. I was expecting a more comfortable place, not too loud. so, I chose a place named The Bank LiveHouse Pub, and apparently We came into the perfect place for me which's a big turn off to our friends because almost all of the people there are the middle age people. We decided not to drink too much because we still need to get up early the next day. 

 This place is really cute, The DJ mixed all the old songs that I didn't even know what the songs name. The only song I knew was '' The moon represents my heart - Teresa Teng '' OMG! We can't stop laughing on every songs played. Until, the local band started to perform. They're being so nice to me! Maybe it's because I'm the youngest there? odd. One of the vocalist pointed at me and called me a beautiful lady from the stage! Everyone looked up to me and cheers! I felt really shy, we also requested a song and leave the pub around 11 pm.

 After we left, just before we headed back to the hotel. Our stomach growled, so we decided to have a quick supper. Believe me, I never regret supper! It's such a pleasure for me. Because everything is just so so so delicious! I've fell in love with the kway teow in Penang!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mini getaway to Penang, Malaysia

 Hans and I went to Penang, Malaysia on March. 

 Of course we've ever visited this city before. This time we went for a medical checkup. It has been a long time since the last time we both visited this kwetiao city.

 Also, Since both of us had been so busy lately, we get harder to enjoy the time together. And this trip is somehow helping us to escape the stress in our life for a while. We both enjoyed this trip, We also had no troubles on languages or anything. It was a very relaxing trip. 

 Please excuse me for the late late late updates! I was lack of motivation.Lately, Hans and I have been facing a lot of troubles. We're also getting busy and busier.  Not to mention about the love sick, fever, and I've just got my wisdom teeth removed! ughh. Life has been quite scary to me recently. pfft. This too shall pass!
 Our flight was delayed for two hours! luckily we ordered food on our flight. So we're not starved to death before we land.

 After Touchdown! We went to the tokong ular temple, That was the first time I saw snakes with bare eyes! so close, SCARED of course. Took no photos, just see, strolling around and decided to leave. Can't describe much because all that I felt was only fear. lol.

 After that, we went directly to the famous kwetiao lorong selamat in Penang. 
Yum! If you ordered the seafood kwetiao, The shrimps in the kwetiao is really juicy! I loved it! but I think the kwetiao is too greasy, and the aunty that cook the kwetiao is not so friendly. 


Well, we can see that she's busy but she's being really loud to everybody. Rawr!  
The scallop something, I forgot what it called but it tasted so fine! soft and delicate! worth a try! We also ordered the special offer detox drinks. we picked the red color one, I forgot what it called. but I drank this before. tasted okay.


 After that, we went to the hotel to get some rest. On the afternoon, We went to a place named Lolipot! This place is really recommended from my long lost friends, because Lolipot serve a very cute giant bowl ramen. So, they drove us to this place. Aaandd.. Tadaaa..!

 This place is not so big, and warm. And yeah, the weather in Penang's really warm not sure if it stays this warm everyday or it's just the season matters.

 The ramen tasted fine, nothing special from the taste actually. But the giant bowl is really an attraction. 

 The ebi chawan mushi tasted fine. The curry rice set tasted not so good. I dislike penang's curry, they just tasted weird in my tongue. 

 After that, We drove half an hour to the penang hill for a while, and decided to come back on the next day. Because it was already 7pm? what an excuse. because we actually went there on 7pm too the next day. lol. Well, the details will be explained soon on the next post.

 Then we drove 1-2 hours to the straits quay. Hey, I really love this place! Romantic views, and cozy atmosphere. Nice walkways,lights,boats and yachts everywhere. Perfect for chilling with friends, family outing, or dating. Plenty of dining choices, bars and boutiques.

so much love for straits quay.

 After that, we went to Gurney Drive Hawker Centre. They said this place is quite famous. Well, It is! This place is so crowded! So many delicious food stalls and also there's a street live band show? not a band. a singer of course! he can sing <3 our table was just next to him. He's really lovely and friendly, hope the best for him!

Pictures taken from my seat, while standing up.

We ate Har mee, Char Kwetiao, lok2, pare fish, etc! We forgot to take pictures of the other foods because we're so enjoying the moment! Worth a visit! Everything tasted so yummy here! And the sugarcane drinks are our favorite! Hans and I ordered 4 of it!

To be continued...