Monday, May 26, 2008

A day in Penang & Kedah

It was the Wesak holiday on Monday. I only managed to sleep at 6am in the morning, due to the midnight bus I took from KL to Penang the night before. Barely two hours after that, Saucer called me up and told me we're going out to eat and take pictures around Penang, together with WL and Sharon. It certainly sounded fun, but not as fun as lying on my bed and keeping my eyes closed just for an extra hour. I simply couldn't wake up due to sheer exhaustion! I was literally begging him to let me sleep for 1 more hour, but apparently everyone else was awake and getting ready. Either I had to get my ass up and get ready, or they'd leave without me. :( Guess I wasn't left with much of an option! So I did drag myself out of the bed and was ready in 15 minutes, half awake and with eye bags! :P

Our first stop was to have breakfast in this stall recommended by WL. It has one of the best duck/chicken drumstick noodles with herbal soup. And I couldn't agree more! :) Too bad I'm not really sure where this place was... but I took a picture of the stall, so maybe someone would be able to recognize it.

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Duck/Chicken drumstick noodles stall

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Chicken drumstick noodles with herbal soup

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Duck drumstick noodles with herbal soup

After our hearty breakfast, we set out to have a mini tour around Penang island, just to take pictures! WL had just bought a semi-professional camera and we're all very keen to try that out. OK, maybe only me. :P

Our first location: Somewhere near the jetty... Sorry I'm really bad with names!
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First stop!
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Mini fountain nearby

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A walk in the park :)

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I like this bench...

And the camwhoring begins! :P *Stop reading if you can't stand seeing too much of me* LOL
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With the fountain


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On the bench that I like! =)

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On the cute bridge

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Random

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What a weird slogan: Buat Kerja = Do Work! *LOL*

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Walk straight and you shall see the beach in front :)

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That's WL in the background :P

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I like this picture, capturing a tree trunk and plants in one shot...

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With the big tree... Oh I feel so secured :P

Next location: .. at the pier...
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Posing with the pole

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If only I am the owner of ONE of the boats behind, I'll be very happy ;)
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QEII as the background... I still haven't been there!

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Admiring the sea

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Poser

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With pretty flowers
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Posing with the car... OMG
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The photographer aka WL ... isn't he cute? :)
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Saucer and I

Next location: Kim Gary
After one long and hot morning of taking pictures, this was what we needed!
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Green tea with honey ... refreshingly perking up my senses! :)

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Mango snowy from Kim Gary

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More snowy! Brrr... I feel cold already...

Next stop: Lunching at New World food court, Penang.
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Curry mee

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Jawa mee

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Famous Yam kuih ... I like!

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Yummy dumplings!

Next location: Bukit Hijau, Kedah!

After having our lunch, it was already 2.30pm in the afternoon, with the hot sun glaring above us. Suddenly, one of us talked about the coveted waterfall getaway that is Bukit Hijau, Kedah. Truth is, we did have plans of going there for a day long picnic, but it was never materialized yet. Somehow on that particular day, everyone was just in their adventurous mood! So we all packed our swimming gear and towels and drove straight to Kedah after lunch! We reached there in 1.5 hours but it was all worth it! :) The view was magnificent and the water was oh so glorious!
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Freezing cold water!

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Breathtaking view

Last stop: Bukit Mertajam night market

After our short bath in the waterfall (it started raining after 1 hour of reaching there), we left and looked for dinner. Dinner was with much ado because everyone was deciding where to eat and we ended up choosing many places but didn't know how to go! In the end, WL suggested that we go to Bukit Mertajam for dinner, since we had not been there before and he claimed to know how to get there. :P Got there we did, but we were at a loss on where to go exactly to eat! After much searching and asking around, we finally reached the night market where there was a huge crowd since it was Wesak day. Little did I know, there was a procession going on in the night! Anyway, we ordered the following dishes for dinner, and WL had to wait for some 30 minutes in the queue just to buy the roasted meat! They looked nice, but didn't taste all that good... *disappointed*
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Roasted duck looked tasty... but not exactly so.
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Assorted Roasted meat

I ordered this kangkung dish from a stall nearby, because during the 30 minutes wait, I saw many tables ordering this and it smelled heavenly! And it did taste wonderful as well! I was so smart... :P
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Amazing kangkung... Serious!

The steamed fish from the same kangkung shop. Not bad...
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Steamed fish

At the end of the day, we were all so exhausted but gladly so! Never have I toured around Penang and Kedah in one whole day... and I was out from 8am til 10pm at night! That's a freaking 14 hours of touring and eating!

Look forward to another similar trip soon! ;)

7 comments:

KY said...

ooOo that duck noodle place looks like it's at Ayer Itam. Next time take pictures of the kopitiam also k!

Vickna said...

I just had lunch but all the pictures in your blog is making me hungry again!!!

Did you go right till the top of Bukit Hijau?

iamthewitch said...

ky: Hmm.. I remember there wasn't a kopitiam... It was more like a tent set up at the road side, with stalls like these around. :)

vickna: Haha... I know! The pictures make ME salivate as well! :P Yes we went up to the highest fall, at least I think there wasn't any more path that could go higher... :)

cupnsaucer said...

it's not at Ayer Itam, it's at roadside along the hilir sungai pinang. i love it too !

babychyu said...

a day u can actually try so many nice food!!
geng ~
i hungry jor ~~
ish ish ...hahah

iamthewitch said...

cupnsaucer: I forgot where it was already ^_^"

babychyu: Hehe one day you come to penang and I'll bring you to try those nice food ya! :)

sylvia_ez said...

hi, you can check the bus schedule here,
easibook.com
It provide the bus service to and fro from Penang(pg), Butterworth(bw), Sungai Nibong, Kedah, Singapore(sg), Thailand, and whole Malaysia.

Hope can help you=)