Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Penang Street Art

Get a map and start searching. I'm talking about the famous Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic painted all around  Georgetown in conjunction with the Georgetown Festival but currently there are many new murals and sculptures which are drawn or made by local artists. Envy these talented people!

We parked our car at Prangin Mall, and began our search by foot with a map obtained from the hotel. Despite the scorching weather, we were able to look for most of the sculptures and murals.  Each sculpture and mural has its own name.

Mural teaching hokkien language

minions! are everywhere..

bee po bee po

found this at a back alley *pretty secretive* Waaachaaaa!

the famous 'Little Children on Bicycle'

too heavy!

Hi! 'Boy on Bike'

'Reaching up Mural'
There is a brochure here by tourism of Penang to help you locate the murals and sculptures. Besides that for the owners of Iphone or Ipad there is an application called the Penang Offline Mural Map App foc (explained by Selina Wing in her blog) which also can help in the location of the murals. The murals can also be located in a map by Google using this link. As for me, I used a traditional map given by Tune hotel but there isn't a picture of it as it ended up in a shape of a chinese folded fan due to the heat. :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Laksa Pasar Air Itam

After Kek Lok Si temple, we walked down to try the famously talked about Laksa Pasar Air Itam. They only open at 11.15am and one bowl of asam laksa costs Rm 4. I liked it.:) The stall is crowded with people, its kind of hard to miss. 

unflattering bowl of penang laksa,  remember dont judge on how it looks as the taste is goodylicious.

service is extremely fast. we didnt even have to wait, while we were ordering drinks, the laksa already arrived!

p/s: certain measures taken due to inflation?

Kek Lok Si Temple Penang

Here! I bring to you the famous Kek Lok Si temple, mentioned by many. :) A big beautiful temple located on a hill. Not much narrating to do, let the pictures do the talking.

kek lok si from afar

A lift to the Kuan Yin Statue with a price of rm 4 return ticket.

Your oinkness majesty sitting with the piggy servants.
 Besides the Kuan Yin Statue, there is also a Koi pond and a zodiac park.
Huge kuan yin statue
nice pose you have there :)

There is also a liberation pond, hidden near the basement of the temple, where you can feed the turtles kangkung. * there wasn't any discount for the bunch of kangkung, i thought the price went down? haha*

p/s: closed when we were visiting.. too bad, we'll see you next time Bukit Bendera. :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Parasailing in Penang :)

My First Parasailing! Super adrenaline rush. I just went for it, although my stomach was crazily churning, body shivering, heart pounding. 
Parasailing can be done at Tanjung Bungah Beach or Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang. We actually walked through the Flamingo Hotel at Tanjung Bungah and reached the beach for water sports. They offer a variety of water sports such as jet skis, the 'donut', banana boat and etc. Parasailing cost me RM60 after a little bargaining. :P

Since I was freaking out, they offered an instructor to parasail with me. foc. *accepted happily* They also guarantee that you won't get wet, since i wasn't ready to take a dip in the sea water :) The experience of taking off and landing was a bit frightening, but it was all good as sailing while enjoying the calm winds with an awesome sunset, was all worth it. :D next flight off a boat, alone? muahaha..

excited yet freaking out

some instructions before the flight

A video of taking off! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup, Melaka

Another place to go in Melaka for food? Yeap! Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup, famous among the Melakans, unlike the one who is born and claims she knows everything about Melaka aka yours truly *wink*, i only just tried it :D..
Well, there is another famous stall called the Capitol Satay Celup at 41, Lorong Bukit Cina while the Ban Lee Siang stall (BLS) is on Ong Kim Wee road. Haven't tried the Capitol stall, but planning to this Chinese New Year, a long queue awaits. As for the BLS stall, there are 2 stalls, side by side, rumoured to be owned by 2 brothers who couldn't get along and opened a shop each on their own. The competitiveness of both stall, good for us customers who wants good food. :) I tried both the stalls and felt the shop on the right was slightly better broth wise.

In a satay celup stall, you eat what you want and they charge based on the number of sticks, one stick costs around 70-80cents. There is a wide selection in the fridge to choose from, after choosing place it in the peanut broth, wait till it cooks and there u go, munch ,munch munch.. yummeh!

btw, for people who are worried about cleanliness, satay celup stalls may not be a place to be, as the broth which is placed in the middle of the table, is not replaced between each customer. *you get the picture*

slight queue, unlike the one at Capitol Satay Celup

white bread and cucumber can be ordered for a more substantial meal.

ice cream bought while waiting. :)
 p/s: Christmas Countdown BBQ :)