Friday, August 26, 2011

Starcruise Superstar Libra Penang-Phuket-Krabi (4D3N-4 days 3 nights)(20-23August2011)-Day 1

It had been a long time since my last blogging. Actually I had many thing that can be blog about but every time I feel wan blogging, those things are already outdated, like my gunung tahan trip etc etc.
It wouldn’t harm that I repost all the old event right? But Not this time, because.....

This time I will bring in the latest trip that I had been through
Never expect that I can ride on this nice cruise. Nevertheless goodies does happen to people, I get these ticket from my nice jiu jiu. Haha.

Arrive in Penang Butterworth in around 4am in the morning. Then we took the Penang ferry to cross the sea at 5am. Hoohoo! 
Since We can only check in on the Ship on 1pm, we decided to go for some short tour in Pulau Penang.
At first, we take bus to Ayer Itam. This is a very lively street with all sort of merchandise going around. We went to eat the fried kueh teow. I am looking for the asam laksa actually. but the stall still not yet open.
Erm. Ok lo so so only. quite a lot of ingredient i will say. Not bad la for its price:)

Penang Fried Kueh Teow Noodle and the busy street at Ayer Itam
This area had a famous sightseeing place, the temple, kek Lok Si(极乐寺). After climbing for a few step we finally arrive at the temple:) the scenery is quite good and the temple is also big. Just that the temple is under renovation that ruin some of the fun. My brother is very tired as he need to carry a very heavy baggage walking around.

Then we had a visit to the Penang hill aka bukit bendera. The price for foreigner and for Malaysian is quite different. And the price for Malaysian is written in BM in the hope that the foreigner will not notice it. Haha. 

Then we sampai to the top of the Penang Hill.
The view is quite breath taking, too bad I do not have a camera that have wide enough lens to take a decent landscape photo. There are also buggy service that can take you a tour around the bukit bendera. One thing that is not good about the hill is that it had many steps on it. In order to go and view those temple, gate, garden, plenty of steps is required. This do not post any problem to me, but it annoy my brother as he need to carry a heavy baggage around. Haha.
My brother with his luggage. Behind that is the buggy service that take you around the Penang Hill
At somewhere in the Penang Hill. The view is quite magnificent

After that, we went back to the Ayer Itam to find again the asam laksa. Ya. The stall that recommend by my father was operating when we arrive. We had became the first customer in the days. Ya. The laksa is quite nice, a lot better than those I taste in Kuala Lumpur!
A bowl of Penang Asam Laksa