Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cruising in an MPV in Penang

Having grabbed some maps in Penang Airport, it was rather a breeze driving in Georgetown. After a hearty breakfast of dim sum (very yummy indeed), we proceeded to drive around Georgetown in our rented MPV. It was big and comfortable and the aircond was cool.

We first went to look for the port where we were supposed to take the ferry to Langkawi but ended up in Church Street Pier, which wasn't the correct place. We finally found it and bought our ferry tickets, which cost RM105 per adult for a return trip.

We then proceeded to Prangin Mall, where the others were enchanted by the chinese calligraphy drawings and name stamp. My husband and I, on the other hand, left for a lunch appointment and came back again to meet the others after lunch.

We then drove around Georgetown and towards Penang bridge. The view of the bridge was breathtaking. Such a nice piece of architecture.

We crossed Penang bridge to get to Butterworth and drove around there, just cruising leisurely like we had all the time of the world. When we were back in Georgetown, we decided to stop awhile at Wat Chayamankalaram, where we took turns to go and view the reclining Buddha. A very nice piece of art work.

We went back to the apartment to rest after that and proceeded to Batu Ferringhi area to look for food. We ended up at Teluk Bahang at a seafood restaurant called "The End of the World", which used to be located right at the end of the road but is already relocated now. We had some seafood before proceeding back to Batu Ferringhi.

When we got back to the apartment, we packed our stuff, ready to move early the next morning, to take the ferry to Langkawi.

* Photos courtesy of Jason

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