On the 20th of Aug 2017, I took a solo adventure to Penang, Malaysia. Penang is one of the state is full of my favorite people and food especially. To be honest, this isn’t my first time going there as my aunties and uncles do live there and we do come to visit them once in a blue moon. However, I myself didn’t get to tour much and spend some quality time with my friends. Hence, I decided to make a random trip to Penang and get my hands dirty of nibbling all the local food they had there.
I took a flight from Jb to Penang on Friday night after work. It was raining heavily and I prayed that the rain will stop and it did. God do answer prayers you know! 🙂 Anyways, I boarded and touched down within one hour. One of my bestie friends came and fetched me from the airport and we headed straight to check in, into my backpacker’s hostel in Love Lane. I stayed in Casa Inn 56 – Hostel as it was one of the top favorite place to go to and it was situated at the heart of Georgetown which is easier to walk around and need not use any public transportation, which helps to travel cheap. Casa Inn is quite a good and simple place to stay as for me I prefer staying in a budgeted place so that the money I spend on is mainly on food and sightseeing.
After checking in, we headed straight for supper at Red Garden Food Paradise food court. This place is heaven because it has enough variety of Penang food to choose from and my God, my stomach wasn’t ready for this but like whatever// SAPU je!! Hahaha… anyways,, thanks to uncle and aunty who belanja me makan .. And my two Jie Jie that came to see me also.. I am one happy kid.
The next day, I went out early to get some pics for my Instagram and had definitely to get my coffee. I even got papaya to clear my system off. Before I could get into the café nearby, I was shocked as suddenly got this weird Indian uncle stopped like the opposite road and asking me whether I need a free ride to see Penang. I am like wow…Am I that famous to even get a free ride?? Hahahhaa..Anyways the calling was so wrong and I know Love Lane is famous for what as well..hahahah…so yeah… I just smiled and waved and said thank you and moved away…
My friend Shuang Ling met up with me at a famous breakfast place called Bali Bali Café Gurney Drive Penang. This place was so packed when we arrived and thankfully we got a spot to sit and order our dimsum. Yes please!! I am a dimsum lover and if you even propose to date me over a dimsum place..count me in!!hahaha…Life is short so please do enjoy and embrace life:)We ate our hearts out and headed out to town and the jetty to walk and spend time . We even took lots of random pics, did henna and ate durian ice cream.
Lunch time, we met up with my CF friends that are working and based in Penang. We went for some food hunt. Walking around under the hot sun, we managed to get the famous chendol to cool our body down and went on to eat kuey teow,fried oyster and popiah. After that we went on sightseeing to burn our fats.
Evening, I went to stroll at the streets nearby with Zoe and we went and explore Dān 单café nearby the sea. The café is plant-based and it is a forestry based café. Unique in its own way and we had the famous macha latte and green tea hotcake for dessert. If you want to learn on plants and how to grow them, you can even join their classes.
Night time, I was alone so I managed to go and explore Love Lane area and get hold of some pork satay and wan tan mee. There were so many angmos’ and people lining up for the entire local food and it was so happening. Talking about night life right?? haha.. anyways I got my dinner and headed back to my hotel early because I have church the next day . Mind you the place I stayed had a bistro below so you know the singing and music kinda sip through your wall. So , I kinda didn’t get to sleep till like 2am till everyone was done with their partying and drinking.
Early the next morning I woke and had breakfast with my buddy at Mugshot Café. It is one of the must go café in Penang. I kid you not. They have the best bagels in town. Pics will tell the story. After our bagels, we headed straight to church.
I was very happy that I am back to TOP after 5 years leaving Penang after my internship. It was glad to be back but some things has change and I definitely felt that the church has grown so much and people have left and new people came in. It was a mix feeling for me but I definitely missed the old times being here. Shuang Ling also came to accompany me. After church we left for lunch at Kek Seng. We tried the fried keuy teow,ABC ,rojak and prawn mee. ..Delicious to the max…after that we went to watch a movie and then met up with another friend. Hahahhaa…I have so many friends so bear with me lolololol.. 🙂 We went for an early dinner at Sungai Pinang Food Court. Their apam was unique as they served with so many varieties and my favorite was the peanut butter and banana. Full die us,,,we went and stroll around Karpal Singh Drive to digest our meal before I headed back home .
One thing I am thankful is I always have good people around me that I can share life with and I am thankful that wherever I go, I am always protected and shielded by His Blood. To many more adventures to come.
Bali Hai Seafood Market
Address: 90, Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang