Chew Jetty, Kek Lok Si Penang, Sungei Petani 4D3N trip 2015

 

Day 1

Touched down at Penang International Airport at around 9.15 am. Niece Siew Wen was there to fetch us to her house to get a car to be used for these few days in Penang and Sungei Petani. Actually this trip to Penang was to attend Apple Eng’s wedding in Sungei Petani. As we arrived early by one day, so we decided to explore Penang Island before going to Sungei Petani.

We drove to  Cititel Express George Town for checking  in. This hotel is quite new and is ideally situated near to Penang Road.

Front office of Cititel Express Hotel

Front office of Cititel Express Hotel

So immediately we unpacked and walked to Penang Road for a bowl of Penang laksa and of course the must-try cendul!

Enjoying Penang laksa & cendul

Enjoying Penang laksa & cendul

Photos of VIP, politicians and celebrities patronizing this restaurant before

Photos of VIP, politicians and celebrities patronizing this restaurant before

After that, we walked leisurely to Chew Clan at Jalan Pengkalan Weld to visit the Unesco World Heritage site. Actually I have not visited this area before even though I have been to Penang many times.

Entrance to the Chew Jetty

Entrance to the Chew Jetty

View of the mainland from Chew Jetty

Sea view  from Chew Jetty

Tried some ice cream there

Tried some ice cream there

Bought this for Kim

Bought this for Kim

After exploring the site for a while, we walked backed again to Penang Road as we thought walking is the best way to explore though the sun is scorching hot. This time we used another route to Penang Road. We had char koay teow and ice kacang!

In the evening, we drove to Gurney Drive for our dinner. As this area is famous for tourists, it was packed with people. Nevertheless, we managed to get a table and we had Penang white laksa.

Having hawker's food at Gurney Drive

Having hawker’s food at Gurney Drive

Day 2

After breakfast, we walked to Prangin Mall and also 1st Avenue Shopping Mall just situated opposite the hotel for window shopping just to kill the time actually. At noon we checked out and proceeded to airport to fetch Han Boon and Julian. We then went to Ayer Hitam to try the famous Penang laksa!

Arrived at Swiss-Inn Sungei Petani after about an hour’s drive from Penang. In the evening, we went for a swim at the hotel swimming pool. This hotel is a bit rundown. It’s situated at the housing estate of Sungei Petani.

Front office of Swiss-Inn SP, quite rundown!

Front office of Swiss-Inn SP, quite rundown!

Big hotel swimming pool.

Big hotel swimming pool.

 

At night we all attended the wedding dinner at Jade Garden Restaurant, Sungei Petani. Well, this is a good time to meet up with our relatives!

Good opportunity to meet up with relatives

Good opportunity to meet up with relatives

Relatives from Alor Star

Relatives from Alor Star

Day 3

Tea ceremony commenced at 9.00 am at Apple Eng’s house.

Group photo at Apple Eng's house after tea ceremony

Group photo at Apple Eng’s house after tea ceremony

The lovely couple Apple and William

The lovely couple Apple and William

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After attending the tea ceremony at Apple Eng’s house, I went to meet up with some old form six classmates at the Mae Salong Thai Restaurant, Sungei Petani. Have not met Chew Sin and Kok Gep for more than 30 years! We had a nice time together.

Thai Restaurant in SP

Thai Restaurant in SP

Meet-up with old friends

Meet-up with old friends

Back to Penang again in the evening and we stopped at Chye Kiang’s house for a visit as mom has not been to here house in Butterworth.

Zhe-zhe trying out the new selfie stick

Zhe-zhe trying out the new selfie stick

At night we put up at Koon’s house.

At Koon's house

At Koon’s house

Day 4

Had a western breakfast at Chai Ling’s house specially prepared by her two lovely children!

Enjoying the self prepared breakfast!

Enjoying the self prepared breakfast!

After breakfast, together with sister-in-law, we drove to Kek Lok Si temple. Actually we had been to this place several times.

At Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Hitam

At Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Hitam

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Of course didn't forget to give some donation by buying a roof tile for the temple

Of course didn’t forget to give some donation by buying a roof tile for the temple

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Last shot before leaving kek lol si

Last shot before leaving kek lol si

In the afternoon, we left Penang. Will be back again next year cheng beng!

 

 

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An experienced Form 5 chemistry teacher from Johor Bahru.