Penang



A lot of people avoid traveling during the festive season like Chinese New Year. It translates crowd airport, jam packed transportation hubs and the list goes on. It maybe a hurdle to overcome. But for a foreigner, it means holiday, an opportunity to break that monotonous corporate gig. This celebration is observed by […]

5 interesting places in Penang to visit during Chinese ...



Puduraya Bus  was the main bus in Kuala Lumpur before TBS-BTS had opened. It went to major renovation and was reopened in 2011 and ranamed as Pudu Sentral. It’s a well-integrated terminal hub for buses bound mainly to northern and eastern states of Malaysia.  Pudu Sentral is located on the city center, close proximity […]

Hub: Pudu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur





14:15 07/07/2013 Our short stint at Lorong Burma in Pulau Tikus Penang made us covered two countries just within two hours. How would that possible? Hey we’re not kidding. There is a part of Burma (now Myanmar) and Thailand on Malaysian soil. Don’t be confuse,  we’re referring to the Burmese […]

Penang Trip: Wat Chayamangkalaram



09:20 07/07/2013 Our eyes jut out in disbelief of what we just saw. An old fort with crumbling bricks and dingy cannons. Fort Cornwallis looks odd and stale but somehow it gave us that “historical” fervor feeling. If you’ve ardent reader of this blog, you know our proclivity when it comes to […]

Penang Trip: Fort Cornwallis


13:15 07/07/2013 After satiating our longing for Char Koay Teow at Lorong Selamat. Our friend Doc Gelo and his son Gabby lead us to Jalan Burma. Joining us to visit  two of the most revered Buddhist temples on the island of Penang. We set foot first in Dhammikarama, the oldest and […]

Penang Trip: Dhammikarama Burmese Temple




10:40 07/07/2013 After our historical jaunt concluded at Jubilee clock tower. We’d walk towards the Logan Heritage building swerving from dozens of paired participants racing on an event. It was some sort of Amazing Race version in Penang style. Looking at their puzzled faces, we can tell they’d some challenges interpreting […]

Penang Trip: Heritage Walk and Street Arts




08:26 07/07/2013 The room was still pitch black when our subscription to dreamland was interrupted. It’s too early, but a continuous ascending beep coming from our phone’s alarm stirred our consciousness. It was even less audible from a snore and somniloquy of someone in the dorm room. The snooze mode successfully […]

Penang Trip: Historical Jaunt






17:30 06/07/2013  Cold wind blows brushed off our dermis. Which amplified the chills coming after a quick shower affair in our temporary abode. Abrupt shivers tells something wasn’t right. We ran to the terrace, look up into the sky. Damn, a  dark grey clouds began to form. A clear sign of  an impending […]

Penang Trip: Kek Lok Si Temple


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15:00 06/07/2013 “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right. “Cantillating Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds while booking our accommodation through Agoda, fortnights prior our trip. We envisage of overflowing rhum, dreadlocks, rasta colors dominating everywhere while listening reggae music non stop. Hey, what the heck, aren’t we  going […]

Temporary Abode: Reggae Penang Lovelane Hostel, Georgetown Penang Malaysia




06:50 06/07/2013 After so many failed attempts to visit Penang from last year. Finally, we set foot on Melaka’s historical sister city, Georgetown, Penang. Big achievement for us.  This wouldn’t be possible if we didn’t plan ahead of time. Like  filing one day leave in advance, reserving an accommodation and overbooking […]

Penang Trip: An Overview