Monday, January 25, 2016

14 &15 Jan/2016, Unimas students' visit to Penang

         A group of 10 IT students from University Sarawak visited Penang from 14/Jan/2016 to 16/Jan/2106. Among the places visited are: 
1. Batu Lanchang Hawker center for lunch
2. 3-D Interactive Museum
3. Chew Jetty at night
4. CF Hawker Center for Dinner
5. Chowrasta Market for Breakfast
6. Georgetown Street Arts
7. Chew Jetty
8. Queensbay Mall for shopping and lunch
9. Balik Pulau Street Arts
10. Nutmeg Farm
11. Saanen Dairy Goat Farm
12. Kek Lok Si Temple and Kuan Yin Statue
13. Gurney Drive Hawker Center for dinner
14. Coffeeshop beside Public Bank at Sg Nibong for breakfast
15. Sg Nibong bus terminal

Flight delay, no sweat. First, fills up tummy at Batu Lanchang Hawker Center
Visitors having photo taken at the year when one was born at 3D Interactive Museum. 

Breakfast - Wanton mee
George Town Street Art - "Brother and Sister" by Ernest Zacharevic.

Chill out in Queensbay Mall

A Balik Pulau Street Art by the famous Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. This one is titled "Old Man".
"Fisherman" mural is another 1 of 3 Ernest's drawing in Balik Pulau
Banner showing the ever energetic Mr Chang and his passion - Nutmeg, a treasure food

Visitors listened earnestly to Mr. Chang's story of Nutmeg. Penang boasted the most nutmeg production in Malaysia.

Tuck in Penang famous hawker fares in Gurney Drive.
Anyone keen on cockles (Si Ham)? Simply blanch it in hotwahter for 2-3 minutes and it is ready. Dip in chilli sauce, nice.

Friday, December 25, 2015

2 days Highlight of Penang


Pick up from your hotel at 8.30am
Visit George Town historical sites - Penang State Museum, Fort Cornwallis, Townhall, City Hall and Clock Tower, 3D interactive museum
After lunch,
Heritage Walk from Chew Jetty to Armenian Street – street arts and murals
Must do …… Enjoy cendol, loh bak and local ice-cream
Must visit place......Street of Harmony - 4 religious places of worship for the 3 main races in Penang.
Back to hotel

Pick up from your hotel at 8.30am
Morning stroll at Botanical Gardens
Visit religious sites - Snake Temple, Wat Chaiyamangkalaram and Dharmikarama temple.
After lunch, 
Visit Kek Lok Si temple - the largest Buddhist temple situated on a hilltop and shelters the gigantic ‘Goddess of Mercy/Kuan Yin statue
Must do ...... Enjoy Ayer Itam laksa
Must visit place …… Penang Hill - using the funicular railway, enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful view from above.
Back to hotel

Picture from attractions in Penang Tour

Batu Ferringghi Beach
Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram)

Penang Colonial Museum

Penang Street Arts

Chew Clan Jetty 

Cannon Street 

Armenian Street 
1st shop house in Penang

Tua Pek Kong

Red Flag gang from yesteryear



Khoo Clanhouse (Khoo Kongsi)
Mr Cheah explained the history of Khoo Kongsi
Birds drawing in the calligraphy

Cheah Clanhouse (Cheah Kongsi)

Scroll end that function as a handrail as well as support the door vertical beam