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Penang, (5-7)-3-2009
There are many reasons to visit Penang.

From a cultural point of view it is undoubtedly the nr 1 attraction in Malaysia and it has deservedly obtained World Heritage status.
It is furthermore a paradise for foodies. Seafood, Penang laksa, Char kway teow.

There is more, but these two were our targets during a recent trip to Pulau Pinang and Georgetown.

We started with a waterfall visit near Gopeng. A small recreation park with two falls. Not spectacular, but a nice start of our trip.
We had planned to have lunch in Pusing, but the restaurant was closed. Meng Fuong is a popular shop, town people come here for lunch, we talked with two guys, who advised us the shop opposite Meng Fuong. Also not bad.

Of course we stopped for a while in Papan and then continued to Penang, where we had booked rooms in the Mingood hotel, a friendly hotel, conveniently located near the heritage part of the town.

We had dinner with a friend, living in Penang. She took us to Hai Boey, a renowned seafood restaurant in Teluk Kumbar. Almost the end of the world, but worth the trip.

The next day we first visited the Flea Market in Lorong Kulit. Aric was looking for some antiques, but there was not much of value.
After our first lunch with char kway teow in the "Sister" shop, we walked around the old part of town, visited a lot of heritage sites, and then went to Balik Pulau for our second lunch with assam laksa.

Back via Teluk Bahang, where we could not resist a stop at a durian stall, and Batu Ferringhi to our hotel for a short rest.

Out again for dinner, to the New World Park, where the food was ok, but without atmosphere. Then to the Night Market in Batu Ferringghi, where the DVD's sell for RM 4 a piece....

Finally supper in the food court near the Sunway hotel. Crowded, good food, the kind of place I like.

The next day we were not feeling very hungry..:-) While Aric and Small Lai went looking for the lamp Aric had in mind, I made a long walk, mainly in the colonial part of Georgetown. The beautiful weather accentuated the splendour of the buildings. Breathtaking beauty!

We took the ferry back and headed for the Floating Seafood Paradise in Bukit Tambun, where we had a delicious seafood lunch, before driving back home.

The next few days I have dieted...:-)

Sg Salu recreation park

Nice park ...

with cascades ...

the lower Salu fall

the upper Salu fall

Bad luck. Meng Fuong closed *

Opposite shop also not bad

Colorful kueh

My favourite Papan picture

The bridge to Penang

Glorious seafood
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Aric and the Komtar tower

Flea Market *

The original "Sister" shop

The famous Char kway teow

The sister herself(?)

Ghee Hiang cake shop

with a stylish interior

Nice Chinese shoplots

Sun Yat Sen house

Lebuh Acheh Mosque (1808)

Detail of the mosque

Khoo Kongsi

Roof decoration

Ceiling detail

Main hall gallery



Chinese shoplots

Temple furnace

Hock Teik Cheng Sin temple


Scenic antique shop

Yap Kongsi temple

Kapitan Keling mosque (1910)

Main prayer hall

Nagore Shrine (1801)

Cheah Kongsi (1858)

Aric's relatives...?

Balik Pulau, assam laksa

Aric's favourite Penang food

Delicious durian

Attractive modern architecture

New World Park

Food ok, but no ambiance

New Lane food court

Lots of ambiance

And good food

Goddess of Mercy temple

Inside the temple

Old furnace

St George's Church (1818)

Penang Museum (1906)

Church of the Assumption (1860)

Convent Light street

Beautiful architecture

Church service

Supreme Court (1905)

Town Hall (1880)

City Hall (1902)

Clocktower (1902)

Central fire station (1908)

Along Weld Quay (1890-1910)

Customs building (1907)

On the ferry, back home

Farewell Penang!

Komtar tower

Our favourite restaurant in Bukit Tambun

A floating restaurant

In nice surroundings

Delicious seafood!

Liz wrote on Mar 25, 2009:
Nice album. I havent been to the "old" Penang area for so many years.

wrote on Mar 25, 2009:
I am hungry more than anything else... Loved your gastronomic pics : >

wrote on Mar 26, 2009:

wrote on Mar 26, 2009:
Is this Aric's heritage?

Kwai Loh wrote on Mar 26, 2009:
Well, the kongsi bears his family name, but it belongs to the Hokkien clan and Aric is Teo Chew, so no heritage, lah

wrote on Mar 30, 2009:
I am originate from Penang. I go to Penang once every month, actually there are still something nice in B'worth. Old time known as Province Wesly

wrote on Nov 18, 2009:
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wrote on Nov 18, 2009:
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