6 Feb 2012


Here are the rest of the photos taken over the last two weeks during my stay in Malaysia. The majority of the photos are from our family road trip to Penang with a few from elsewhere. During our stay in Penang, we drove pass most of the heritage buildings in George Town, rode up Penang Hill and went "temple hopping" (see notes under). We also went on a buggy ride around Penang's Botanic Gardens and a nursery that sold carnivorous plants. We thought the hawker food in Penang were smaller portioned and less spicy compared to KL.

My favourite place in Penang was definitely the snake and reptile farm (they had other animals too) in Chor Soo Kong Temple. The man in charge was a happy chap and taught us a lot about snakes. The way he trained his monkeys were cool too. Another was the nursery garden! This was not a tourist place but the gardener brought us around the back to look at the seedlings, myriad types of monkey cups and venus fly traps. He very passionate and had the patience to explain about the plants even though we were not intending to buy anything - I admire people like him.

① Part of Grandma's garden

②→③ A noodle store in Ipoh

④→⑥ Snake and reptile farm in Chor Soo Kong Temple (Snake Temple)
⑦→⑨ Thai Buddhist Temple (the one with the reclining Buddha)
⑩→⑫ Restaurant; you get to choose how you want them to cook your seafood next door
⑬→⑮ Apom manis; sides were crispy, the white bits were soft and spongy
⑯ Lanterns at Kek Lok Si Temple
⑰→⑲ Penang Hill
⑳→㉑ Hawker centre in Penang. I had Ipoh chicken and bean shoot rice (haha)
㉒→㉔ Nursery (This was next to a batik shop and near Taman Kebun Bunga)
Taman Kebun Bunga (Penang Botanic Gardens)
㉖→㉙ Hawker centre by the seaside
㉚ View from the serviced apartment
㉛→㉞ Breakfast at the hawker centre. I had an awesome bun from a food truck. Meat floss wrapped in an egg omelette with long yuk sauce in a warm soft bun

㊱→㊲ Sate eating in Kajang. Since when was the rice in plastic pockets?!

㊳ One of the many home cooked CNY meals (and my favourite Hakka kau yuk, I only like the taro though)