Penang Travel Diary

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Star Team decided to have a side trip in Penang, Malaysia. So right after our workshop in Kuala Lumpur, we traveled to Penang via Air Asia, airfare only cost SGD60. We spent 3 days and 2 nights in the city. Penang is a small city where you can enjoy a mix of modern and old traditional and cultural charm. Penang is very famous for street food, the city is known as Hawkers Paradise. I witnessed the long queue of foreigners and locals for Penang street food.

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We stayed in Penang Holiday Lettings Apartment which I booked through Agoda. It is located in Jalan Pantai Miami, Taman Miami Green in Batu Ferringhi. We booked a 3 bedroom condominium, just right for the 5 of us. Liberty and Yijing are roommates, Rosanne and I, and Indranil. The place has 2 bathroom, spacious kitchen, dining room, living room and a veranda, overlooking Batu Ferringhi (which by the way is my favorite spot para mag moments). 🙂

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We arrived in Penang Airport around 10PM, we traveled 1 hour from airport to Miami Green. We first met the owner by Kok Siang Lim (by the way this young, cute Australian guy is nice and friendly) to pick-up the keys and bring us to the apartment. We love the place, the apartment is painted with white and furniture is all white as well. It’s clean, quiet and just big enough for the five of us. May free wi-fi din, so overall sulit naman, value for money, i highly recommend this place for family and group travelers…

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Our first stop is Penang Hill, but before we went there, we have our breakfast first at a hawker’s place near the area. Liberty, Yijing and I, arrived first. After an hour Ros and Indranil arrived, they have a hard time getting a cab from Miami Green. Ros was frustrated and anxious when they arrived, so medyo masungit ang lola ko… Anyways, it doesn’t last long because of what we see, we still end up happy Penang.

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Then we went to Georgetown which is by the way a UNESCO heritage site.

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We have our lunch in another hawker’s area. The cab driver brought us to this place where the famous Char Kway Teow is, this noodle dish is famous in Singapore, but Penang’s version is really gooood! This dish is included in a Huffington Post 19 Local Delicacies You Can’t Come Home Without Trying – you can check out this article! By the way, Penang is a street food haven, so this is a must do when you visit Penang! Taste, Taste, Taste…..

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Char Koay Teow, flat white noodle

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We also tried these other famous street foods… Holla, Happy tummy for the these happy ladies.

Chee Cheong Fun

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Lobak

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Hokkien Mee

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Chendul – Penang’s version of Halo-Halo.

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Also found my comfort food presented in a different way… Ang cute lang…

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After our street food tripping, we walked around Georgetown and end up spending few hours in the mall, dahil ang init na sa labas.

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We end the day chilling, shopping and dinner at Batu Ferringhi beachfront.

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We had a majestic view of Penang sunset.

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Then we tried capturing playful jump shots, trying to be creative as we can, in short, nagharutan  lang talaga kame, haha.

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Definitely, we had a great time in Penang. yes, this city deserves at least a 3 day visit.

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travelling – it leaves you speechless, then returns you into storyteller… – IBN Battuta

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