Ahoy there. Yeah. It has been a long time since I post here. You can blame me being lazy actually but I have a research to do. You know, thesis writing, journal reviews and not forgetting about my research sessions. Now, I just have some relaxing time to blog something here. So, this is a long time story but it's still good to be blog about my trip.
On last March, my sister suggested to go to Penang after the Chinese New Year celebration. And celebrate her birthday there as well. A good, hidden intention.
She sleeps like a pig. XD
Talking about my last visit to Penang, I think it's around 2007. Pfft.
As you see, we are heading to Georgetown. Not ending up going towards Kedah.
Yeah. We are on the right track... for now.
The signboards are really good.
Actually, too good. There are so many signs to make sure that we are REALLY heading to the bridge.
Time to pay the toll.
Some nearby factories. I saw a lot of engineering and electronic factory around such as Intel, Sony and so on. I might ending up myself here doing so chemistry stuffs. Who knows. :)
I wonder what is Lorong Automatik (Automatic Lane). I understand the Touch 'N Go and SmartTag but there's an empty lane there. Free ride suppose. :D
RM 7.00 to cross the bridge.
Okay. We are going to the bridge.
Penang bridge is falling down. *singing*
Eh, choi. I don't want to cross it when it falls down. It won't fall down so just ignore my babbles.
My sister gone wacky when we almost reach Penang. Actually, she was calling her friend to pick us up at Georgetown.
Can you see the bridge?
I can see the tower, Komtar far ahead.
So, here's the bridge! For your information, Penang bridge is one of the longest bridge in Asia and it's one of the famous sightings in Malaysia. Proud of it!
Let me see can i get the exact nice angle to have a shot...
Oh, shoot. I miss it.
I believe that's the downtown of Penang.
So where are we heading? Let's see...
That's the another side of Penang, Bayan Lepas area I guess.
Yep. Aiming on Georgetown.
Spotted some luxury yachtes and boates. I will have or never own them...
We were asked to stop aside at petrol kiosk. Waiting for my sister's friend remember? He gonna guide us.
Never seen this one before. They actually pop up it before the car entered the kiosk. So called ready to pump some oil...
Here's the iconic tower of Penang, Komtar.
It was almost evening when we reach there. So, kinda stuck in some traffic jam. Telling you that most of the Penang roads are One Way. So, it won't be hard to find ourselves to get out from the city and get lost.
My sister's friends car, ADV 7218.
I wish to see more of these old, Nyonya buildings like in Malacca.
This building almost resemble the Berjaya Time Square megamall at KL. Actually, Penang Times Square is also own by them. Cool. So when we have our Perak Times Square? We have plenty of land for you to build and invest on, Berjaya. :)
Actually, we were looking for place to stay. We ended up here.
No la. Just joking. *Look at your GG face* Lolz.
We were lost actually and looking our way to Sunway Hotel. XD
So, here we are!
According to my sister's friend, Andy, it's consider good to stay here.
The counter girl was sweet and posey. I think she knew I was taking picture of her. X)
We got some discounts because Andy was using his company privileges to cut down out hotel fees. I think it's about RM 100 if I'm not mistaken. Good. Gonna find him again when I go to Penang in future.
It's a Four Stars hotel.
And with some awards.
"We hope so as well! :)"
So, me and my sister was sharing and the room was nice and comfy.
A nice view of Georgetown.
I see the big building of Bangunan UMNO. Emm, the ads must be hefty and expensive for such enormous flyer.
I like the colour of sunset that day.
A panorama shot.
At night, we were heading to some small stalls to have our dinner. My family preferred to have something to eat locally instead of famous places and cuisines. Cheap and get the authentic foods.
Penang is quite famous with their Fried Kuay Teow.
They use charcoal to cook instead of gas. Cool isn't it? :D
This stall was tempting me to have some local sweet tang sui but this uncle forbid me to have it in the next stall. Perhaps it's the competition among the stalls. I was sitting quite far and it's not possible for me to eat along at his stall. So, I didn't try it. :(
Some porridge. Quite nice.
Penang fried mee.
Tasty roasted honey chicken.
Fried oyster omelette ( Oh Chien). The oysters were large you know. Bigger than the ones I ate last time at Pulau Ketam, Selangor. Fully recommend for try outs in Penang!
And an over exposed ice kacang. Even photoshop can't save its colour. :(
Here's Andy and my sister catching up some pose...
And my family picture as well!
My sister suggested that we stay at Tune Hotel but what I can see from their site, I rather stay in Sunway's because it has lots of limitation such as limited usage of aircond and then their rooms are quite small. Good for backpackers or budget people but not for us family.
After our assorted dinner, we headed to Gurney Drive. It has been better than last time because of proper constructions on the pathways and some concrete benches along the coast.
What caught my eyes is this hotel. I will tell you about it later...
Many tourists and Penangites spending time around here...
Blurred picture I'm afraid. My camera doesn't perform well in night shots.
There is a signboard saying that the coast is being treated by some kind of bacteria treatment to reduce the foul smell and pollution. But I still can smell it. Some sort of rubbish dump smell. So, I guess the organisation can do better.
There were some small stalls as well. I saw a lot of people eating Chee Cheong Fun but they put prawn paste. I wondered how they eat it because the paste is so sweet and sticky. I rather stick back to soy sauce or curry. It's weird.
Andy mentioned that there is a nearby residence of the famous singer and actor, Andy Lau. The penthouse that I shown here. Emm, he's not at home but I think the paparazzi will rent the nearby condominium to stalk him.
Or Andy Lau just walk down the Gurney Drive to say, "Hi". Everyone will gone "OMGWTFBBQ". You know when you see someone famous walking around.
I found that there were a lot of rojak stalls.
Just now, I can't have the delicacy but now I found back some sort the same thing. Ha ha. At last I can taste the thing I want. XD
Okay, just now I've mentioned about this hotel. It's called 'G Hotel'. What's so cool about? Actually, I just walk pass by but after heading back to the car, Andy brought us in there and have a look.
This is a real deal hotel. I mean the real designing thing...
By looking at its lobby hall, it was awesome! Really designated for those who have taste of luxury and high class style.
They even have an open bar to have liquors. Talking about style... Tee Hee!
They have a pub called "G Spot". You know what your thinking now. Catching isn't it but it's a cool name.
Even their wallpapers are their iconic "g" logo.
Lots of people actually not going there to have beers and cocktails. They just enjoy the room. We are enjoying as well.
Their lobby has ambient music like The Garden mall at KL. Even their entrance area lightning is colorful and changed from red to purple, purple to blue and blue to white. Have I told you this is awesome! Love it!
Let me show you the video I got.
Why we are not staying in this hotel at the first place?!? I love it so much. This is a 5 Stars hotel and the rooms are quite expensive. Just for a single room, it costs about RM 300.
I think I will stay here when I have some money. :P
Posey before we leave.
Some merchandise from G Hotel.
Upcoming on next post, my second day in Penang. There will be a visit to Kek Lok Si temple, Queensbay Mall and a nice concept restaurant.
Let me give you a hint. The restaurant is something that we don't want to talk about during eating.
Have a lucky guess.