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A Day in Penang

A Day in Penang

Recently my wife had to go Penang (Malaysia) for some training and since I was on annual leave, I decided to accompany her there and spend the whole day exploring around on my own. Actually, we wanted to catch the morning flight but it was sold out so we settled for the 3.45pm SilkAir flight from Singapore to Penang. Arrived at Singapore Changi Airport T2 early so we went for a short coffee session after we have checked-in our luggage.

A Day in Penang

Walking towards our boarding gate. The departure display was already showing “Last Call” so we hurried our footsteps. 🙂

A Day in Penang

Reached Penang International Airport after 1 hour 20 mins journey. We are staying in Hotel Royal Penang and have arranged for airport pick-up service. Arrived at the hotel within half hour.

A Day in Penang

Work desk, TV console and mini-bar area at Hotel Royal Penang. We bought the red wine on the desk at the duty-free shop at Singapore Changi Airport so that we can bring it out for dinner with wifey’s boss & colleague later.

A Day in Penang

Wash Room. Wifey noted that there was some urine stains on the toilet seat! Apparently, it was not cleaned thoroughly!

A Day in Penang

Together with another colleauge, we met up with wifey’s boss (based in Penang) at the hotel lobby and he drove us to a kampong-styled restaurant somewhere in Bukit Tambun for dinner. The journey took around 1 hour as the traffic was peaking. Anyway, the first thing I noticed when we reached the restaurant was the Horseshoe crab. Hmm….wonder how it taste like? Oh, I also heard that you might get poisoning if you eat the wrong part? Is is true?

A Day in Penang

The rest of the seafood delicacies the restaurant have to offer.

A Day in Penang

Was about 7.40pm when we arrived at Gee Seng Seafood Restaurant (義成海鮮樓) and there was already quite a huge crowd of local diners there.

A Day in Penang

Some spiked snails that you need a toothpick to dig out the meat and dunk it into sambal chilli before devouring it. First time trying and it’s not that bad!

A Day in Penang

Stir-fry clams. The gravy works well on the white rice that we having. 🙂

A Day in Penang

Chilli crab with man tou (deep-fried buns).

A Day in Penang

Baked mud crabs. Comes with a wooden stick to crack the shell!

A Day in Penang

Prawns coated with salted egg yolk. Heavenly!

Well, the total damage for the dinner for 4 person worked out to be around RM110 and I find it really affordable! So next time if you are in Penang, please do visit Bukit Tambun as there are numerous seafood restaurants with vast offerings of fresh and cheap seafood!

After the dinner, we head back to the hotel to rest as wifey needs to wake up early for her training the next day. So for me, I just made some notes on which attraction in Georgetown I will be visiting the next day. After all. the inner city of Georgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! 🙂

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