Penang has always been somewhere I wanted to visit but never had the chance. In January, I finally payed a visit to this city. I went to Penang with Yan Zhuang by bus. Yen Wei and Tze Shin joined us on the second day. This trip was kind of impromptu – nothing was planned, we didn’t follow our plan either.
21st January (Thursday)
(Terminal Bersepadu Selatan BTS)
Our bus was supposed to depart at 10:30am but it was delayed for almost an hour. We switched to another bus line (arranged by the staff there). We were also forced to stop at Sungai Nibong instead of our original destination at Komtar.
We took Rapid Penang (bus) to travel from Sungai Nibong to Komtar. We were a bit lost after we got down from the bus (at least I was). We wander under the hot sun for almost half an hour but luckily we managed to find our way to our hotel located at Cintra Street.
Our hotel was called Malabar Inn. We spent some time relaxing in our room before going out for dinner.
We had our dinner at a nearby mamak stall. The hawker there thought I was Japanese and was surprised that I could speak Malay. #sayaanakmalaysia
After the dinner, we walked from Cintra Street to Chulia Street and Love Lane!
Before heading back to our hotel, we had our supper at Kimberly Street. It’s so hot and we were thirsty.
22nd January (Friday)
Yen Wei and Tze Shin came to our hotel to pick us up in the morning. We went for breakfast at Ah Lai Coffee Shop. They strongly recommended us the Egg & Toast and Kopi Ais Special. Gosh I was so in love with the egg toast bread! Love at the first bite!
Our first stop was Fort Cornwallis. It required an entrance fee of MYR10 (for Malaysian). It was expensive and not worth it. There wasn’t a lot of visitors – just a few foreigners and the four of us. Fun fact: use their toilet! it’s clean and nice. the weather was so hot so we stayed inside there to chill (there’s an air-cond in the toilet! lol)
Path of Penang Hot Air Balloon was somewhere near Fort Cornwallis (5 mins walking distance if i wasn’t mistaken) This place was so photogenic, I couldn’t stop taking pictures!
Penang is famous for their Street Art. I saw some in Ipoh before so I wasn’t amaze by it.
Our fourth stop was Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi 世德堂谢公司. It required an entrance fee of MYR10 as well.
We went to Gurney Paragon later for Penang Hop On and Hop Off (HOHO). I didn’t have my Student ID with me anymore, so I needed to pay MYR19 for the ticket. It’s totally worth it because once you purchase the ticket you can Hop On Hop Off for unlimited time in 24 hours. We chose the Beach Route instead of City Route (highly recommended Beach Route, advice from Penang friends!)
After the ride, we went to Kpot Kkang Tong (Korean Grilled BBQ) for dinner. I wasn’t a big fans of Korean food but I was in love with their Kimchi! The price for a person is around MYR40 (after tax). I was hungry and busy eating so I didn’t take any photos during the dinner. Soreeeh!
We went to Straits Quay afterward. We spent hours there talking about college stuff and future plans.
Stay tune for Part 2 of my trip!