My first solo trip! ( and i didn’t die) pt 3

Well i guess it is better late than never. I’ve been so coped up with so many things, i forgot to update this blog ūüė¶

Any way as for my third day in Penang, i got pretty sick from the rain the day before. I woke up a little bit later and i head to Ananda for breakfast. hooray to the mighty “Kopi susu lembu” (yes they use fresh cow’s milk to make latte here) i felt better after breakfast.

I didnt have much on my list so i decided to uber to Batu Feringghi and relax at the beach. I ended up being the only brown girl “tanning” at the beach LOL. I didnt get to take pictures because my phone was dying.

A few hours before i board the bus back to KL, i went to my favorite nasi kandar place called Deen Maju to satisfy my cravings. Their special fried chicken is THE BOMB!!! !!!! !!!. yep.

That was how i ended my (sad) last day in Penang. i was bummed over the fact that i did not get to do much because i was sick and feeling weak. Nevertheless, i am glad that i made the trip happen!

I will be writing about my recent trip to Langkawi soon! Stay tuned!

 

 

 

My First Solo Trip! ( and i didn’t die) pt 2

Check out pt 1 here!

#Day 2 (not travelling solo today coz a kind penang kia decided to teman me today)

I woke up to a sunny morning and what can be better that? Gave my friend a wake up call so he wouldn’t forget bout our plan to take over Penang and own it. (lol jokes.)

So we made our way to a bakery called¬†Wheat Connection¬†for breakfast. We were looking forward to breakfast but we were left ¬†disappointed to find that the baked goods were not available yet. We settled down for 2 sets of western breakfast. (in penang yes i felt like im a disappointment to my self) The price was slightly more on the higher end side. I paid RM 15 for a set of warm bagels and egg but it came with a glass of OJ and a cup of tea so i guess that’s alright. Better luck next time! I’d visit this place again to try their baked goods.

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Tummy’s full and we’re happy. Next stop, Penang national park!!(according to mr wiki,¬†The Penang National Park spans 1,213ha of land and sea and is used by scientists, researchers, and nature lovers to explore its natural treasures.¬†)

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No fees were charged but we were required to fill in our details in the log book. While waiting for my friend, a bloody SPIDER decided to be funky and it landed on his freaking watch oh hell i aint getting near that thing. It was quite embarrassing because the locals laughed at me for making such fuss over a small (but deathly) spider.

It took us about an hour of hike before we reached Monkey beach. Yes it’s THAT beach. The beach that got famous because apparently, tourists used to host nude parties there.. can anyone confirm this?

So i got overly excited over the fact that i’m at the beach side sipping fresh coconut water, i did not snap any pictures. ūüė¶

It took me quite a while to get into the open waters because i was sh** scared. I mean, you cant see what’s down under and who knows if i’d get stung by a jelly fish right? It was perfectly alright for me to be scared. (dont judge)

Anyways after a good dipping session we lazed around on the sand for a while before we head back to our car. We were tired from the hike so we decided to hire a boat to take us back. I guess lady luck weren’t smiling down on us we couldn’t find anyone to share the boat with so we had to fork out RM 40 to rent the boat.(it was less than a 15 mins ride smh) As soon as we got on the boat, it started to pour like CRAZY. It was pretty scary to be out in the open sea while the rain was pouring down like mad but hey we made it out alive.

We head over to the famous banana¬†leaf place,¬†Sri Ananda Bahwan¬†for our late lunch. We were famished so we ordered quite a lot of dishes. 2 sets of banana leaf, a wonderful bowl of Chicken tikka, a scrumptious plate of¬†Palak paneer¬†, a cheese naan and also a tandoori. It felt like a wonderful buffet session! The restaurant has a few outlets across malaysia so click the link above to find out if you’re lucky to have any outlet nearby you!

We almost went into a food coma so we went to walk to food of. We went to Straits quay for a light walk. I was obviously feeling a sudden surge of jealousy after seeing the luxurious yacht parked there. Gad damn i wonder when can i be that rich! (I spotted a lone jelly fish  on the water surface and i got excited! LOL)

Fast forward, we spent the day in the car because the sudden downpour was so heavy by the time we got into the city. (i think i brought the kl rain to penang with me lol)

We spent the evening eating street food at the love lane and oh it was amazing. Kudos to the cute aunties and uncles for whipping up great plates of comforting dishes. We ended the day with a visit at China house and we sat down to listen to the live band session.

It was a super long day but it was worth the sweat.

3rd post coming up! Let me know your thoughts on this and feel free to ask me anything!! ^^

penang kia : resident of penang 

My First Solo Trip! (and i didn’t die)

Rewind to a few months back when my cray cray self decided that i am finally ready to go and conquer the WORLDDD..

So, early on this year, i got bored and i decided to pack my bags and have a mini SOLO getaway. yep, you read that right. Solo, alone, all by my self. I booked my bus tickets on Sunday and i started my journey on the next day! Now, without further ado, let’s get into it!

#Day 1

I snoozed my buttons a few times before waking up until i remember about my exciting impromptu trip. So i got out of bed, freshen up, pack my bags (yes i pack my bags last minute because i am THAT much of a procrastinator lol) and called uber. So i went to the bus stop, check in and my journey began!

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I departed from One Utama at 10 am and lucky me, i got to reserve the single seat by the window. Talk about comfort while commuting! I was tired from…life (lol) so i pretty much slept through out the whole journey. We were already on the 2nd bridge of Penang when i woke up. We reached after a solid 5 hours of journey and oh boi i am defo so pumped up!

I booked my uber to my super cute hostel. It costed me only RM 30 per night! I totally recommend the place if you’re alright with the idea of people and making new friends.

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I booked the female hostel and there were 4 pairs of bunk beds in the room. It was small but cozy, complete with a small curtain at each bed for privacy purposes.

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Fast forward, i settled down, and i went out to hunt for my late lunch. The kind hostel owner even lend me his bicycle! It was pretty awkward at first because the last time i cycled was wayyyy back then in..2010? i cant even remember! I am glad to say that i did not die despite the busy traffic in Little India.

I toured around the area and took some tourist-ish picture.. like this

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I kid you not, other than taking pictures, i spent my entire evening shoving food down my mouth. No mercy was given to my digestive system! I even cycled around the heritage  trail and i managed to cover it within a few hours! I went all the way until Fort cornwallis, where i was stuck there for a good 30 min due to the sudden heavy downpour.

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I made it back to my hostel by sunset. I decided to give my self (and tummy) a break for a while and i just lie down on my bed appreciating life. It was then when my friend who stays in Penang called me out for a few drinks.

He picked me up with another friend and we went to Gurney drive. There’s a back story to this and ya’ll can check it out HERE.

After a while we decided to check out lebuh chulia where it is very famous for hosting tourists and also bars.

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pic is credited to its rightful owner!

We went to this super cute and nice bar called “cofee tea or me”. They had two cute huskies inside and the crowd was nice. THEY PLAYED SONG COVERS BY WILLIAM SINGE TOO!! ok im cool.

They sent me back to my hostel after we had a late supper (twas a super salty indo mee) and i was too tired to be doing anything else so i crashed. That’s my whole day in a blog post and i’ll update more stories soon!

2nd and 3rd day post comin up!