Thursday, October 20, 2016

Penang Island Road Trip - Nice Place & Food Hunting

Yayyy, finally I got my time to blog about my personal stuff, while skincare products all put behind first. Shhhh. I've been living in West Malaysia for almost 7 years, and I still never been to Penang, until my beloved bf make my dream come true! TQ and LOVE you so so much dear, for bringing me to such a wonderful place, Penang, Malaysia!

We travel from Klang to Penang, and it took us 4 hours to go and 6 hours to come back cos we travel on weekend holiday, and need to spend roughly RM200++ for toll and fuel!

Check Your Toll and Fuel Expenses - HERE

Every time my bf travel for a new place, he will be super energetic while I seems to be super lazy because I need to prepare well especially my stamina, for the next whole day activities cos my bf can sacrifice his sleeping for travel!

 DAY 1:
First day we went to few famous place which recommended by GOOGLE, lol. And because of last minute planing, so yeah forgot to take note from Penang friends, pls don't scold me if I introduced not famous place and food LOL

We went to try out  TEOCHEW CENDOL and PENANG CHAR KUEH TIAW nearby Komtar Walk.

And look at their QUEUE.

So after waited for 30 minutes and finally my FOOD come! Thanks to my bf and his friend - Akiet for helping us, ladies :P

Yes, the TEOCHEW CENDUL is the franchise that you always see in KL shopping mall, and this is very very first shop own by them in Penang! Taste quite good, but bf complaint they put too much of sugar inside, and end up I finish 2 bowls of them >.<''

After that, we went to PENANG ART STREET. Tell you it was super hot on the day itself. Ohya, if you are a pokemon catcher, here lots of great pokemon waiting you!

Akiet and my man, Vinc!

Yeap, remember to put on ur SUN-BLOCK because I get my sunburn after that. Also, you can enjoy lots of cold drinks while walking around that area. BTW if found difficult to find this art pic, you can actually ask local people (those who sell food/drinks) for help, some even pass you the map of Penang! They're really kind and nice!!!

2nd place we went on the day itself was PENANG HILL 升旗山, or BUKIT BENDERA in Malay. Wow, after super hot day, it's time for enjoy cold weather on the top of Penang Hill.

Here's the price!

BUT LOOK AT THE QUEUE T______________T

It actually took us more than 45 minutes to reach our turn. If you got time, then it's okay, but if it is not, then just go for FAST LANE, which 3 x price of normal ticket :P

Yeap, you going to sit a railway transit up to the top of Penang Hill.

This is how you look when you reach on the TOP! Yayyy! Feels I'm at Genting now btw, cold wind blows and super relax!

You can enjoy their local artist to draw comic type of you, souvenir, food, massage and so on!

You can pay to enjoy the LOVE photography with your loved one.

For me, YOU must wait until night time & capture the night view of whole Penang!

So pretty right?

Before we end our day 1, remember to dine in their Restaurant at Top of Penang Hill. Seriously we're so regret because we missed out this nice place cos we had our dinner at Penang Hill food court T______T

DAY 2:
Okay, again today we hunt for a better taste of PENANG CHAR KUEH TIAW. Today we choose the one at Kafe Heng Huat 兴发/興發. Seriously it is so crowded and hardly to find a seat to sit down!

Ohya, this place introduced by Vinc's friend while he travel to Penang for outstation for the past few months. I love their food btw, especially their ABC and Char Kueh Tiaw!

You also can order their O-A-Jian/AU-Jian and Loh-Bak. Love all of them but we couldn't finish all them, too much of FOOD! Ohya, you will need to order a drink for yourself, or else you going to pay service charge of RM0.50 per people (stated on the wall >.<'')!

Next after breakfast, we're heading to KEK LO SHI TEMPLE.

Ohya, we park at the back side of Kek Loh Shi Temple. So we use the back door to go up, whereby you can passby a lot of shops ;)

While you walk to the top, you will see lots of TURTLE. Kinda sad of seeing all of them just live inside a small pool, and wait human to feed. Aih.

Thanks God I got such a lovely Vinc, which own a very good heart to me and also animals! Love you so much!!

Let's have a look on this temple!

Okay, to enter this temple, you would need to pay few RM to enter, if not mistaken RM2-3 only. They're actually expanding, so they need a lot of donation to built, so yeah if you don't mind, remember to give them some donation ya!

Before reaching this temple, you'll see them praying.

So, total of 5 levels, view from the top of this temple, you can actually take a really nice pic!

And remember to do selfie, like Akiet! Single and available, anyone?!

Okay, next we going to another part of Kek Loh Shi Temple, which is Kuan Yin Statue. We didn't drive up, but using incline lift, somehow like a small train?

Yeah, quite a cute incline lift! So, basically you will getting this 2 gorgeous views!

Ohya, we also manage capture our chinese zodiac, he is cow and I'm a snake :P

After Kek Loh Shi Temple, again we went for FOOD HUNTING again, looking for PENANG ASAM LAKSA! So this famous Peanang Asam Laksa located nearby Kek Loh Shi Temple, and you can reach by walking distance, called Ayer Item Asam Laksa!

Personally think that this Penang Laksa is better than KL Penang Laksa and I manage to finish it all! You can add on chili, vege or don't want the black source, order according to your taste! Yums <3

Next, we're going to Chew Jetty 姓周桥. Actually not only Chew Jetty but also Lee and other chinese sir name too! You must go on NIGHT time because it is so pretty at night! Love it so much cos it is so romantic!

So you all going to enjoy lots of amazing and colorful night view, and they're selling some homemade ice cream, snacks as well as famous Big Bowl Noodle! But because we ate before we came, so we didn't try it out, reserve for next visit!

A must for us to selfie at this romantic place!! Love you love you!! After that we head back home and sleep. Super tired btw T.T

DAY 3:
Day 3 basically we woke up quite late because we r so tired, and have to get ready to drive long journey back to KL, with super heavy traffic!

End up we head to Batu Ferringhi Penang, it's near to the beach btw, and it is so crowded as well >.<" No place to go so visit Starbucks!

So they got their beach! But too bad we didn't bring extra clothes for swimming! They got some simple beach activities too, such as banana boat, rent a speed boat and so on!

So, the last place I went is LOCAL FOOD STORE, to buy Penang Tau Sar Piah (Biscut Kacang Hijau). Then I accidentally saw this shop - HAMEEDIYAH Restaurant packed with human! So we decided to try them out before we leave Penang!

Okay, that's all about my trip to PENANG, for the first time!

Anything NICE PLACE, FOOD & ACTIVITIES that I missed out and must do at PENANG, just comment below and let me know ya! Definitely will visit PENANG again!



  1. I had never been to penang hill at night... The night view is so breathtaking! ^^

  2. Making me miss penang! But it's okay I always go Penang for CNY :) Next time, you should head to Kimberly Road to try their Kueh Chap and Pork Noodles!

  3. You bf so sweet. I also hope to travel there soon.

  4. Now i miss Penang, love the beach and food there.

  5. oh kek lok si long time no go there.
    wow. back door got lots shops I dont know that. :(

  6. Your post here makes me miss Penang so much. I want to eat their char kuew tiau now.

  7. Hey Jacqueline, you are always welcomed to ask me when you visit Penang next time! But you quite enjoyed in this trip right?

  8. i miss penang food.... and of course everyone will never miss their wall art...

  9. My lovely hometown! Never turns anyone down with the food :)

  10. Only been to Penang once two years back! Reading this really makes me miss all the yummy char kuey teow, oysters and loh bak!

  11. My hometown ... and all these pictures bring back so many memories and heck.. some I don't even know... I will definitely be back for more soon

  12. IU've been to Penang many times and every time, I visit the same ol' places. HAHAHA Need to explore further.

  13. Seems like you have tasted a lot of nice foods! Makes me really miss my hometown now!

  14. Feel want to go penang again!!!!Nice food and nice place to visit!!

  15. You actually drive down to Penang! hehe The food there are looking really delicious =D The view of the city is so gorgeous too!

  16. It's been awhile since I had visited Penang, guess I should revisit anytime soon.

  17. my hometown! yes please.. it's the best, best of the best, food ,environment .. love how its so easy to go from one place to the other.

  18. penang is alw a good place for us to choose for a short holiday !

  19. Penang has become so fun! It is like visiting a different country. Love the food there.

  20. Usually I will avoid crowded place so I will choose normal day to go Penang. Yes, Penang has nice food especially the char kuey Tiaw near Teo Chew Cendol. I love Penang

  21. Penang is always good heaven.. Great to hv a road trip there!

  22. Great suggestion for my coming short Penang trip, thanks for sharing :)