Penang Weekend Trip

Penang Weekend Trip (2014 December)

A short visit from my university mates over the weekend. A very simple and relaxing trip. A summary of our Penang weekend trip itinerary can be found here.

Day 1

Breakfast at Joo Leong Cafe

I picked up 2 of my friends from the airport around 10am and headed to have breakfast at Joo Leong Cafe, Bayan Lepas. This place is always crowded with people during breakfast time. famous for their toast, half boiled eggs, kopi (coffee) and nasi lemak. While waiting for the other friends to reach, we went to Queensbay Mall for a quick shopping.

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Universiti Sains Malaysia

Yup. That’s our university. We happened to have our photos taken here coincidentally 4 years once.

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Penang Road Cendol & Laksa

For lunch, we went to the famous Penang Road cendol & laksa. Other than those 2, char koay teow is also very famous, with a long line of people queuing for it.

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Penang Road Cendol + Laksa

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Bonus! haha

Jalan-jalan Georgetown

We just randomly walk from our budget accommodation, Malabar Inn at Lebuh Cintra.

A special wall art discovered!

A special wall art discovered!

Camera Museum at Lebuh Muntri

Camera Museum at Lebuh Muntri

At Muntri Street

At Muntri Street

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At Klang Road

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Just found this interesting ^^

Tea Break at Selfie Coffee, Love Lane

It was special. A new gimmick to try, and to take photos and post them to your facebook, instagram, etc.  :lol:  But the taste of the coffee was below average. A cup of Selfie Coffee (also available in Mocha & Chocolate) back then was RM13.

Google Map Location : 

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Our silly faces selfie coffee

Dinner at Gee Seng Seafood Restaurant, Tambun

We purposely drove all the way to take Penang Second Bridge to go to Tambun, because my friends requested it. Food at Gee Seng was OK, with reasonable price.

Google Map Location:

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Talk Talk Wine Bar & Lounge

Since Christmas is around the corner, we had our Christmas gifts exchanging session at Talk Talk Bar.

Google Map Location: 

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Day 2

Occupy Street Beach

Occupy Beach Street is a Weekend Market that temporarily close streets to automobile traffic for activities at part of Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai).

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My potted plant ice-cream~

My potted plant ice-cream~

Passing by some interesting ‘arts’ in Georgetown :

An elephant wall art with the Xmas pressie I gave my friend ^^

An elephant wall art with the elephant Xmas pressie I gave my friend ^^

The tiger signboard attracted us

The tiger signboard attracted us

Interesting road name in Chinese which directly translated as

Interesting name in Chinese (猪肉巷) which directly translated as Pork Lane

Lunch at Sky Hotel Coffee Shop

This place is very famous with their chicken rice. The crowds are never-ending. Tables are always full. To me, the taste was just OK.

Google Map Location: 

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Tea Break at Mugshot Cafe

We checked out from Malabar Inn and had our tea break at Mugshot Cafe, Lebuh Chulia.This was once very famous after our dear Penang CM visited it.

Google Map Location:

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Early Dinner at Green Island Western Food, Bayan Baru

Since I have to fetch my friends to the airport, we had our early dinner nearer to the airport. Green Island is just nearby my work place and I find their western food is at reasonable price, and tastes good too. I like their Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce & Chicken Maryland!

Google Map Location: 

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Supper at Subaidah Nasi Kandar USM

Well, at the end of the day, I still have 2 friends who will only be leaving on Monday morning. As USM student, we all know the delicious Nasi Lemak of this Subaidah. Other than nasi lemak, I would like to recommend their capati and ‘air limau’ (lime drink).

Google Map Location: 

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Day 3

Our Penang weekend trip had finally coming to the end. Our last stop would be the airport of course. Before that, we had our ‘pan mee’ breakfast at Hou Mei Yuen.

Google Map Location: 

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