36 hours in penang (part I)

Last Saturday me + 3 others took off to Penang. Main mission: Attend Pjot’s wedding. Side missions: Eat glorious food (nasi kandar, pasembor, cendol etc.), walk along Batu Feringghi’s night market, buy jeruk at Chowrasta.. yadda.. yadda.. yadda..


Me, Fad, Kak Azie and Farah. We rented a car at the airport and drove directly to Pjot’s house at Seberang Perai. My first time driving on Penang Bridge!

We arrived at the same time as the groom’s entourage, so we got to see the couple berarak. By the way, we left KL without breakfast to catch the morning flight, so we were incredibly hungry. Meeting the couple could wait, hungry tummies couldn’t. So we headed straight to the buffet spread.


Yummy nasi beryani with lots of side dishes.


There were also stalls offering char koay tiow, roti canai, cendol and ABC.


Long queue at the char koay tiow stall. Never seen this kind of setup at weddings before. Uniquely Penang!


Aksi penggoreng char koay tiow.


Congrats Pjot and Izuan! May you live happily ever after!

We then left Pjot’s house and headed back to the island. Since we left the island by bridge, we decided to return by ferry. I had always wanted to ride Penang’s ferry ever since I saw its photo in my Standard 6 textbook ages ago. Baru sekarang tercapai :-D


Welcome to Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal!


Pakcik ni sungguh terkejut tiba2 saya ambil gambar dia.


Once inside, we parked the car, walked around and enjoyed the lovely sea breeze.


Ish.. tangan mami jarum mana laa enterprem nih..

We headed straight to our hotels at Batu Feringghi. Farah and I stayed at Hard Rock Hotel. We got a twin sharing room for about RM 420, which I thought was a reasonable price for a hotel of that standard. Fad and Kak Azie stayed at Bayview Beach Resort just next door.


Tap the key card and press the lift button.


Our gorgeous room. Farah insisted that I took a photo of the bathroom :-p

We freshened up, rested for a bit and got ready to explore Penang at night. Where to? Stay tuned!

To be continued...

19 comments:

~jeet~ said...

pasemboq!!! lama tak rasa ori penang mai punya ;)

did you checked out the room with pool at hard rock? my friend said its awesome!!

cik selamah kundang said...

eh.nice price pulak even cuti sekolah.harus try nih

Kak Nora said...

Ada food court pula di majlis perkahwinan tu. Akak tak pernah lagi cross the penang bridge!

Kak Nora said...

Oooops tersasul...aunty bukan akak!!!

dyanna said...

kesian budak ni, tak pernah naik feri ye? hehehe.. how was the experience? On a good day sometimes you could see fishes 'flying' next to the ferry.

char kuew tiau stalls are a must in penang weddings. and it will always be the popular spot, after the pelamin spot.

I was always curious how Hard Rock Hotel rooms looks like. thanks to you now I know.

Hope you had fun in penang.

Mamamya said...

aduhh...char kuew tiau...peberet kami sekeluarga...:) bestnya dapat makan yg ori dr penang kan.....tp en.suami masak pun sedap juga...tiap kali nak makan mmg dia lah yg buat...akak x terror..klu akak masak nnti dia byk complain...uhuks...

JaJa'Z said...

hamboi2...cek pi penang noooooo...jalan2 sakan nooooooo...tetiba rindu kat kg sendiri..hehhehe kat blah penang memang mcm tu..kat kenduri mmg ada stall2 mcm tu..lepas pulun nasi..pulun plak menda2 lain..memang kenyang la...

dieya said...

jeet,
memang masyuk habis laa pasemboq tu, siap ketam lagi. yeah i did see the rooms facing the pool. fantastic! buka pintu beranda terus terjun pool. if i go there again nak book that room lah.

csk,
yeah the price was definitely reasonable. but i did book in advance (sometime in january). kalau book last minute maybe mahal sikit kot.

aunty (akak? hihihi!) nora,
itulah, lain dari yg biasa pergi. char koay tiow tu sangatlah sedap! i crossed it before but never as a driver. sekali dapat drive sgtlah teruja :-D

dyanna,
hahaha tu laa pasal agak jakun di situ :-D
the ferry ride was awesome! we were lucky that we didn't have to wait long to board. owh, i hv dozens of the hotel's pics. nanti i'll put up some more in the next part(s).

k lieya,
wahhh tuan kmdo terer masak char koay tiow?! ni nak order ni. ni nak ajak k jaja gi jb laa.. makan char koay tiow gerak khas.. suruh dia bawak udang galah kuantan bagi tambah perisa!

k jaja,
ehhh k jaja nyer kg kat penang ke? i thot kat perak. first time dieya tengok wedding ada stalls mcm tu. kalu kat kl open house je ada gitu.

JaJa'Z said...

yup dear..kg blah my ayah..heheh..kat area bayan lepas..hehhehe..kat perak tu blah mama akak...setakat penang tu...dieya tak bleh pekunun ngan akak...hehhe

Maya Marisa said...

dieya,
dlm banyakX2 gambar bathroom tu jugak yg menjadi pujaan i....hehehe
p/s: cepat upload the sequel, tak sabar nak tengok...

dieya said...

k jaja,
laa yer ker.. patutnya kena minta tips kat k jaja mana nak pegi kat penang.. hahaha.. macam laa lama sangat kan.. padahal tak sampai 2 hari pun :-D

maya,
u boleh geng ngan farah laa. dia tu kalau mana pegi pun the bathroom is the most important point. sah tak boleh kena posting kat pedalaman sarawak ke.. bangladesh ke.. papua new guinea ke.. ada yg bawa toilet sendiri nanti!
woraits babe! come back soon!

-farahsu- said...

ciss..tk aci ltk gmbr aku atas feri..dhla muke sememeh bgn tido..tgh ngeri plak...mmg tk aci sbb gmbr abang goreng kuetiow tuh ko letak yg elok2 ye :p...
bab tandas mmg ye..tgk berapa keringnya bathroom kita :D..aku mandi smbil bersihkan tau hahahahahha...

dieya said...

farah,
tu laa.. lain kali buat pose ala2 america's next top model okay :-D
char koay tiow brader tu sedap yaa amat!
laa.. ko pi basuh toilet ker? patut ler lama mandi!

-farahsu- said...

idokle basuh toilet..ia sudah 1st class bersih...aku keringkan aje..terlebih rajin le katenye...

dieya said...

farah,
hahaha bagus2.. nasib baik ko tak vacuum sekali :-D

Messy Mummy said...

Owww... sampai2 dah pesta makan2 nieh. pagi2 MM tengok nieh.. Lapor la pulek..

Pak cik yang diambil gambarnya tuh.. mesti blur sampai kesudah.. Kenapa..kenapa..?? Huhu..

dieya said...

mm,
penting tu mm, dari kl kitorg tak mkn apa coz nak gi mkn kenduri nyer pasal!
tak terpikir pulak i telah mengakibatkan pakcik tol tu bertanya kenapa oh kenapa.. hahaha!
mesti dia pikir reporter mana laa dtg buat liputan pasal tol kat terminal feri ni :-D

pj0t said...

Dieya.

I'm so glad that you girls enjoyed the Penang trip!! So little time tp byk benda korang buat ye. Jeles ni jeles. Hehe.. but it was fun reading your entries.

Thanks for sharing the trip and of course thanks for attending my kenduri.

Love
pj0t

dieya said...

pjot,
we had a blast! totally!!! hahaha org kg penang pun jeles ke?
no prob at all. yours has to be the best catered kenduri i've been too. semua food teramatlah sedap! naik berat weh balik kl. puas diet balik tau! :-D