Drove back to Penang on 1 May 2009. Chee Fah joined us and he stayed at Oriental Hotel. Since Chee Fah was here, we got the chance to become tour guides to him and brought him to a few places and had some local delicacies all around the island.
Our first stop, dimsum at Zim Sum Restaurant (the one opposite KDU Penang). It’s quite cheap for dimsum. We only paid about RM37 for 5 person! That’s incredibly cheap cheap cheap!!!
Ghee Hiang was our next station. It’s a place where I never miss to drop-by to grab some local delights as souvenirs to family and friends back in KL. If you happen to be here, don’t miss there "tau sar pneah", "beh teh saw" and sesame oil.
This was the "Lifting Buddha" Temple. There was this Buddha statue that people pray upon. Usually, people would ask for a favour from the Buddha. If the Buddha grant the devotee’s request, he/she would be able to lift up the statue. It’s quite amazing to see some people are able to lift it, while some really couldn’t no matter how hard they tried.
Then, we drove to Pulau Tikus and dropped by this Reclining Buddha Temple. Look at the beautiful architecture there. This is a Siamese Buddhist Temple.
Right opposite the Reclining Buddha Temple, was the Burmese Buddhist Temple. Not sure what are the differences but they are just two different temples which looked the same to me! Hahaha!
Candid : It’s a BOY!!! (Look carefully)
Candid : Love Lane – Used to have a lot of couples and lovers "having affair" along this street??? No idea?!?!
The last temple that we visited was "Kek Lok Si Temple" which is a major attraction among local and foreign tourists. It’s like a must-visit place for everyone who travel to Penang. Actually, to me, as I have already localised myself to Penang (by marrying Mein, a Penangite), I feel quite weird taking photos around these tourist places… However, I still took out my courage and snapped all along the way from the start til the end… Never miss a chance to take photos with my Nokia 3110 Classic! I didn’t know that the photos taken with it can reach satisfactory level! Loved it!
Chee Fah & I posing in Kek Lok Si…
Dinner time, we had a bowl of assam laksa and laksa lemak at this stall which is located right at feet of the hill. Tasty! Especially the laksa lemak… yum yum! Missing it already…
A small cake-cutting ceremony at home for Mein’s father’s birthday-cum-Mother’s Day celebration… Cake from Bread History.
Pop quiz : How many temples did we visit in this one day?