As it would just be a short 4 days in Penang, I did not bother to pack a lot of stuffs. The problem was I did not have a small hand carry travel bag! My usual travel luggage was simply too big.
Fortunately, I found a nice Palio travel bag online at Zalora Malaysia and it came with free delivery too! Awesome! I was tempted to shop for some nice T-shirts and sneakers as well at the Zalora site, but I guess that would all have to wait. So armed with just a backpack and the Palio travel bag, I was all ready to go!
So what did I do in Penang? Well, if you are one of my loyal readers, you would know by now that it's virtually impossible for me to describe my entire Penang trip in one post. In fact, I will need to dedicate one post just to blog about my 4 hour bus trip from PJ to Penang. Hahaha!
The Aeroline bus which was my mode of transport to Penang and back
Since I have yet to finish blogging about my Bangkok trip, my Penang posts will have to wait. Meantime, here are some photos and snippets which I would like to share with you in greater detail in future. Some sort like a preview, if you like : )
One of the things I promised myself to do in Penang was to capture as many of the famous murals by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic as possible. Here's one of them.
Yes, you can expect me to come out with one post entirely on these murals. LOL!
Besides murals, I was surprised to see a different type of street art in the form of steel rod sculptures in Georgetown. There were so many of them and here's one at Love Lane.
My last trip to Penang was some 6 - 7 years ago. As such, revisiting some famous tourist spots and famous landmarks was certainly on my agenda. Here's a picture of a cannon at Fort Cornwallis.
Went up to Kek Lok Si Temple to admire the giant Guan Yin statue.
Visited the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple at Burmah Lane in Pulau Tikus.
The Wat Chayamangkalaram Thai Buddhist Temple right opposite the Burmese Temple.
Khoo Kongsi, the grandest clan temple in Penang and possibly the whole of Malaysia with its elaborate and highly ornamented architecture.
Kapitan Keling Mosque built by Indian Muslim traders in the 19th century.
The Church Street Pier
Komtar Tower - the tallest building in Penang.
Enjoyed some pleasantly nice views during my travel in Penang. Here are some of them....
The view from Kek Lok Si Temple's inclined lift upper station.
The sunrise from my hotel room at Gurney Drive.
A boat at sea
But of course, the most important thing that I looked forward to in Penang was the food! Thanks to two friendly bloggers who brought me around for a food hunt, I had the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Penang food.
Some of which were the famous Penang cendol ...
Penang Char koay teow....
Ais tingkap (or Window sherbet) ...
Just to name a few.
I hope you have enjoyed this short preview of my Penang trip : )