Thursday, May 31, 2007

Penang Views

Getting on a plane gives me that shiver of anticipation and adventure. Where to next? What new experiences, new food, new friends? I was not let down in my excitement. There's lots to catch up with. But first a few photos of Penang by mr G and me.
View from my window at Tanjung Bungah Paradise Sandy Bay Hotel. I used to visit my granma here when it was all fishing villages.

We got to go on the ferry - childhood nostalgia!

mr G took the girls to the Butterfly Farm in Penang and he took some lovely pictures.

I like this picture of me rushing to get to the hawker stalls on Macalister Road. Charge! Can't leave Penang without some Char Kuey Teow. I have to say that the man who sells pork intestine porridge here was really rude and action. hmf! goodness me, he has a high opinion of his place in the universe!

More later, gotta do my after holiday laundry and housework. sigh.


Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Back to reality, huh? I always hate that feeling.

These makan sellers ar...when successful, always action one. Don't they realise that one day, they'll come tumbling back to earth on their hard asses?

msiagirl said...

Urgh having a hard time picking up the duties here! Post holiday Blues!

I hope I never get like this man, someone kick me in the ass if I do!


Kak Teh said...

you are making me homesick! i dont suppose you will need to come down to london next week for the malaysia festival in covent garden! you've had enough char kuey teow by the look of it. I cant go back to malaysia just yest, so malaysia comes to me.

msiagirl said...

The festival is next week?? Oh darn I am on 24/7 duty next week as mr G is away on bizness. *very sad face* was hoping to come to that. nevermind, next one will come.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Aww, you went back to Penang. That's so nice. Talking about ferry nostalgia, yes, I used to get aboard ferry so much when I was little and it was certainly one of the highlights of my childhood memories (standing at the deck and watching for jellyfish on the sea, etc.). I love the ferry, gotta do it the next time I go back. :)

msiagirl said...

Rasa Malaysia, heyy nice to see you - yes the ferry is fun - it had that burning rubber, rusty metal and car fumes smell still - and mixed with the oily sea smell- takes me right back. And watching Komtar get nearer and nearer!

WokandSpoon said...

My grandmother used to live in Tanjung Bungah as well! I remember going there on holidays and playing on the beach - no highrise hotels then! And like Rasa malaysia, I used to watch jelly fish from the ferries as well. Brings back some good memories!

msiagirl said...

hello wokandspoon! yah Tanjung Bungah full of high rises now - didn't see any jellyfish this time from the ferry - not sure I ever did, thought it was a myth my parents made up to shut me up during the crossing!