My 1st time to Penang!!!

Thanks Tourism Malaysia for the sponsoring my PENANG TRIP!!!
(Photo taken from the window of my hotel room at G Hotel)

This is a really CHARMING place which embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world beauty at the same time.  Penang is often known as "The Pearl of the Orient", "东方花园" and Pulau Pinang Pulau Mutiara (Penang, Island of Pearls). 

It was no doubt that Penang's George Town is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site due to its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings. 

Scroll down more as I show you more photo taken in Penang!!!

This is my room at G Hotel!!!
Big comfortable bed!!! =)

Address:
168A Persiaran Gurney
10250 Penang
Malaysia

Book Online or Call Us : +603 6205 3323 - (Hotline)  
(Working Hours 9.00am to 6.00pm Malaysian/Singapore Time)

For Other Enquiries:  Tel - +604 238 0000 ; Fax - +604 238 0191


Strategically located on Gurney Drive, G Hotel Penang is a 5 Star Multiple Award Winning Hotel in Penang island. G Hotel Penang is easily accessible to central business district and banking facilities. Being on Penang's most famous promenade by the sea, visitors are thrill to be close to sopping mall, the Gurney Plaza and Gurney Drive's hawker food haven. Just 16km away from the airport, G Hotel provides unparalled convenience and unmatched location.

Other than its' stylish 312 rooms, G Hotel Penang offers outdoor infinity swimming pool, gymnasium, spa, hair salon, retail store and selection of event venues. There are 9 dining outlets include G Hotel's signature G Cafe, G Lounge, G Spot and G Pool Bar, Soy & Sesame Restaurant, Chilli's, Miraku Japanese Restaurant, Coffee Bean and Michelangelo's Restaurant & Bar.

Penang is a progressive developed island in northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is well-known for its diverse ethnicity, cultural and language, and Penangite best interpret this unique traits in their daily activities and food.

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Swimming Pool of G Hotel.




 Toilet with hair dryer.
That is what I need every morning!





Went to Penang's Little India







 Wow! Spotted Beckham's photo!



Hello mum... I am in Penang!
I missed you.... =)

In conjuction with Penang’s Georgetown Festival, some of the old walls within the capital has gained a new lease of life, all thanks to the  Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic.


“Little Children on a Bicycle” Mural, Armenian Street, George Town, Penang

How can I not pose a photo with it right!

Pinch pinch! hahaha....

Visited Pinang Peranakan Mansion

MUST VISIT!
The guides there  are very friendly and informative and they can answer various questions on the artifacts in the Penang Peranakan Mansion.

At the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture. Built at the end of the 19th century by one of local history’s famous personalities, the ‘Hai Kee Chan’ or Sea Remembrance Store had once served as the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Though not a Baba himself, his Chinese courtyard house was much like a typical large Baba home of eclectic style, incorporating Chinese carved-wood panels and English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks. Having survived the many decades of neglect and decay, the mansion has now been restored to its former glory of a stately home.

Admission
Adults : RM10.00
Children (below 6) : Free

Complimentary conducted tours are only available with prior arrangements for a group of 5 persons and above. All rates are subject to change without notice. Discounts are available to school bookings and other large groups. Contact us for prior bookings and more information to enjoy these special rates.


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Look there guys! CHEESE!!!

 Many Peranakan drama came to this place for filming too.

 Visited the Cheong FattTze Mansion too

A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man; an eminent edifice which History calls Home; a peerless representation of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze “Blue” Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives.

Essentially an ‘heirloom with rooms’, today, the Mansion readily bequeaths its charms to visitors who are able to indulge in Exclusive Heritage Homestays; **Guided Tours; and Tailored Functions on its premises. Reputedly the favourite home of the “Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China”, the Mansion is undoubtedly the favourite home of George Town.

**Daily guided heritage tours of the house ( in English ) :  11am / 1.30pm / 3pm  
    Admission fee RM 12.00 per person.


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 I'm a Trishaw man!







All this will made using ceramic bowl... 
Can you imagine how they break the bowl and then piece them up to form this?

impressive!!!



Some of the high collar "Cheongsam" clothes that the ladies wore in the past.






LEt me calculate for you, Mdm....

Cannot cheaper already.....


Very cheap already... Is the price ok?

We had our meal at Makanan Laut Oriental Seafood eating restaurant...





 The air conditioned dining room overlooks the bay


Tropical Spice Garden is situated in what was once an abandoned, rubber plantation along Penang’s north-western shores. It took the vision and determination of David and Rebecca Wilkinson funded by Bertam Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd. who with a talented team that have included Lim In Chong, Frederick Walker, and still include Katharine Chua and husband Kenneth Khoo, have transformed an overgrown plot into this garden of unique design and soul into a remarkable eco-tourism venture.

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Giant Swing!!!!

Taking a nap in the NATURE!!!














Nice beach view!!!

Visit to the Penang Buttlefly Farm!!!









Giant spider!!!

Do you noticed that this is a frog?

Can you spot 3 frogs here?




You can also enjoy some water activites at Penang's beach!




Fancy riding a horse at the beach?

Try it on!!! =)


Sunset watching!!! =)

The MUST VISIT Gurney Drive's hawker food haven 
which is 5-10 minutes walking distance from my the hotel  (G Hotel) I staying.

Penang Rojak (MUST TRY)
The sauce is unique!
The "Youtiao" is crispy!!!

Grilled cuttlefish was good.
Never seen this in Singapore.

Assam Laksa is another MUST TRY!!!

 As written at http://en.wikipedia.org.

Penang laksa (Malay: Laksa Pulau Pinang), also known as asam laksa from the Malay for tamarind, comes from the Malaysian island of Penang. It is made with mackerel (ikan kembung) soup and its main distinguishing feature is the asam or tamarind which gives the soup a sour taste. The fish is poached and then flaked. Other ingredients that give Penang laksa its distinctive flavour include lemongrass, galangal (lengkuas) and chilli. Typical garnishes include mint, pineapple slices, thinly sliced onion, hε-ko, a thick sweet prawn paste and use of torch ginger flower. This, and not 'curry mee' is the usual 'laksa' one gets in Penang.

Ice Kachang to cool your body after eating the spicy assam laksa.

Soya Beancurd served with brown sugar water.
Unique! Never seen this in Singapore!

I missing PENANG now!!!

I was at Penang only for a day only...
Only wish I can stay there longer....
there is so much places I haven visited and food I haven try....


On my way back to Singapore...

That day the cloud was so fluffy and cute!
What does this look like to you?
Look like a duck facing right to me... Haha...

Back to Singapore with Hongpeng!
Me and Hongpeng really enjoyed our Penang Trip!

Thanks Tourism Malaysia once again!!!
Looking forward to travel to Penang again!

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