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Friday, March 24, 2017

24-03-2017 Bong & Penang (From Chinese to Indian)

We met up with Norwegian + Malaysian friends
in Penang...
and they brought us to Lebuh Kimberly for dinner. 
Of course we couldn't miss this famous
But of course,
you can also get other nice Penang food there...
Pic stolen from our FB!
Thanks Peter!!!
After dinner,
we walked back to Lebuh Victoria for some 'night activities'.
We had some beers at a chinese restaurant there....
Then Arne, Lars and I
went to this The Canteen at Chinahouse
for 'more drinks'...
The drinks were definitely not cheap there...
but the atmosphere was nice with live music~
However we were more into chatting
so we went to the backyard
where it was more quiet
and we did not have to scream to each other~
The live music ended around 12 am. 
Since it wasn't so noisy anymore, 
plus it was raining a little bit...
we moved back to the bar. 
The next day morning,
I had a breakfast place that I wanted to try out...
So we walked from where we stayed,
to that place....
It took us about 15 minutes walking,
to this Keng Lan Huat Wantan Mee
at Lebuh Melayu.
The noodles were OK,
and the price was really cheap!
After that,
we walked to Perangin Mall for our shopping~
I was kinda surprised
with the food price at the food court there!
Only RM 3 for chicken rice! That we can try next time!
despite of the tempting delicious and cheap chicken rice,
we decided to have McD instead....
since we don't eat at McD in Norway!
After spending like 3-4 hours at Perangin Mall,
we walked back to East Indies Mansion~
Along the way,
we didn't forget to stop, see, and shop.
It was nice to see
so many interesting places in Georgetown.
This 14号生活馆 shop has
so many interesting things
that we just need to go there to have a look
every time we are in Penang~
Next to where we stayed,
is also right beside Little India~
To be continued....


Monday, March 20, 2017

20-03-2017 Bong & Penang (From History to A Modern City)

One thing that we do every time
when we travel back to Malaysia,
is visiting this UNESCO city~
Just like before,
we took the ferry from Butterworth
to Georgetown.
and from there,
we just walked to all our destinations....
First we walked to the hotel
where we gonna stay for 2 nights...
"East Indies Mansion"
It is recommended by my friend Peter
and he would be staying there at that time too.
So I thought of just booking the same hotel,
since it would be much easier to meet up.
Lars also likes history kind of stuffs....
So, this hotel would be really interesting for him
The hotel itself was originally a house of Koh Lay Huan,
the first Kapitan Cina 
(means the leaders of the overseas Chinese community) of Penang. 
In 2006, Wilkinsons purchased the house
and the house was then restored to its former glory...
We were lucky to manage to book a room there
since it is always fully booked~
We booked a duplex quadruple room.
1 room on the ground floor,
and another room on the first floor.
The room on 1st. floor also has direct access to this
community room...
We paid about MYR 650 (NOK 1300) for 2 night
and we were very very satisfied with it. 
After we dropped our stuffs at the hotel,
we went across the street to this PIT STOP cafe
for our light lunch.
Then we walked to our first sight-seeing
"Fort Cornwallis"
Unlike some of the fortress in Norway,
it is unfortunately not free to enter...
It was used to be water all around this
star-shaped fortress.
But after that they just covered the whole place up
 due the water causing diseases
such as Aedes...  
No doubt those were just for display...
they were not serious archaeological findings!
To be continued...