Friday, March 18, 2011

Sightseeing in Penang-Day 2 and 3

Posted by Dawn at Friday, March 18, 2011
Had international buffet breakfast at hotel before setting out to the butterfly farm. We took a cab there and the taxi driver had to wait there for us as it would be difficult to get the cab after that.

We were the first visitors to arrive at the park. It cost us $27 ringgit each adult and the children did not need to pay since Caleb is still below 4 years old.

Its a very nice place for the children to roam about and enjoy the sights. There were so many butterflies all over.


Aside from butterflies, there were also many other animals like ducks, turtles,



fishes,


monitor lizards, oriental water dragon..



The surroundings were quite nice..




There is also a nice indoor gallery with lots of interesting insects and reptiles which I have not seen before.


There were so many different species of butterflies. So amazing




We also had the opportunity to touch the giant millipede. Only Danielle was scared.


We all had a wonderful time.






After that, we went to Gurney Plaza for shopping and dining. Went to a Hong Kong Cafe for lunch. Ordered wanton mee, beef noodles and beef rice (for the children) as well as egg tarts which was delicious.



At night, CT and I played pool while the kids were busy playing with the arcade machines. And for the record, I beat CT by just one ball!



We had dinner at the nearby seafood place. Didnt expect the fish to be so big. So in the end, we were struggling to finish. Just 2 adults and 2 toddlers for 4 dishes- steamed fish, butter prawns, stir fry clams and vegetables.



After a very filling dinner, we went to our hotel beach for a stroll to see the sunset.


The next day, we went to two shopping malls. Initially planned to go Penang Hill but because the tram that brings us up the hill was under construction, we couldnt go. We took the kids on a bus ride to town! The bus is very new and nice. Moreover, its very cheap to travel. We should have considered this the first place, instead of taking taxi.




This is the view from one of the new shopping mall.


Our last dinner at Penang was spent eating street hawker food. There were so many different stalls! Were spoilt for choice.



Though the weather looked threatening, we thank God that He held it up for us as we were eating.

We had fried oyster omelette, penang assam laksa which I loved, Chee Cheong fun which Danielle loved, fried rice, fried char kway teow





The kids seemed to enjoy the food too!




After dinner, we did more shopping at the mall.
The kids had fun playing hide and seek in the shops. Sigh


After our shopping, we took the public bus back to our hotel. It was drizzling.

Back at our hotel, we had rojak as well as mua chee which we bought from the dinner place.



The kids enjoyed eating that too!





Cant believe this would be our last night in Penang..just when I was beginning to enjoy myself here..

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