Sunday, September 19, 2010

Penang Trip - Day 3 on 8 Aug


As 8 August was the final day staying in Penang, I had my favourite Char Kway Teow as breakfast. The prawns were big and fresh. I could even smell the "Wok Hei" from the Kway Teow that I seldom find in Singapore and the taste was good. I also tried the bananas pancakes ordered by others.

After a heavy meal, we headed towards one of the famous tourist spots in Penang heritage trail, the "Fort Cornwallis".

We saw the statue of Captain Francis Light, the founder of Penang after we entered the fortress.

Many cannons were placed around the fortress perimeter. This particular one (as shown in the above) has a very interesting history. The locals believe it has magic which will improve a woman's fertility if she places flowers on the barrel. This is not a joke as we really saw a Chinese lady did that when we were taking some photos. We then went to New World Park for lunch.

At the food court, I ordered the Penang Assam Laksa again. I was disappointed as the taste of the soup was diluted and I did not enjoy it at all. As for my Fried Oyster Omelette, it was still okay.

Luckily, I enjoyed the desserts there. This was the first time I saw so many chendol strips were being served in a bowl. It showed the stall owner was very generous to his customers. The Ice Kacang with ice cream topping was pretty nice too.

Before going back to hotel to pack our luggages, we bought the local famous "Tau Sar Piah" and "Hiong Peng".

After a 40 minutes journey to the airport, we took our dinner at Pinang Kopi Tiam. We arrived Singapore quite late that night. All of us were tired but agreed we had an enjoyable trip in Penang. We will go back one day. You may also read my Day 1 trip here and Day 2 trip here.

10 comments:

astrogalaxy said...

Cool Post!
drooling over the chendol... LOL!

deSMOnd said...

Yes Astro, so many chendol strips in a bowl..Very nice :P

J A S O N L U said...

really had a enjoyable trip ehh des. the kuey tiaw made me drooling. is hot toys is going to release resident evil : afterlife figures?

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

your pictures make me hungry. hahaha. glad that u're enjoying ur trip. ;-)P

deSMOnd said...

Yes Jason, the Penang Char Kway Teow is good but you have to know the place..Not every place the food is nice. I think so..Hot Toys is going to release figures from Resident Evil-Afterlife..

deSMOnd said...

Thanks Asrul, some food in Penang is good..I like the Penang Laksa very much :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I believed that apart from site seeing, makan is very important too! It's like the best world of two. Living life in balance of work and play is important.

deSMOnd said...

Dennis, I am glad that you have the same view with me :P

LEon said...

The food making me hungry!

deSMOnd said...

Yes Leon, some of the Penang food is nice...My favourite will be the Char Kway Teow and Laksa :)