Join me on a tour to Penang, my favorite childhood holiday destination

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2nd Penang Bridge – not impressed view-wise, could hardly notice you are on a bridge, except for the 4 pillar higher section at the end on the Penang side, and a very long drive around 15 minutes as it’s S.E. Asia’s longest bridge.

The middle barrier blocks the view because it’s above your eye level. Unlike the 1st Penang Bridge where you can see Penang island, mainland, and other small islands – more scenic and panoramic.

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Straits Quay… this is where I belong…

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The ever charming Rasa Sayang Hotel

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Teluk Bahang jetty – where most fish are loaded

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G Hotel lobby @Gurney Drive

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The (in)famous Red Beret Char Koay Teow Cook @Kafe Heng Huat, Lorong Selamat

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Penang Road Famous Teochow Chendol

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Wang Leehom posed here with his poster 1 month ago @Gurney Plaza

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Gurney Paragon Mall – by Hunza Properties, ChangeU client

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My first cousin wedding in Ipoh. He works for Freescale Semiconductors. My heart goes out to the MH370 families…

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Joo Hooi Café next to Chendol stall

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Tanjung Bungah Goreng Pisang (along Jalan Tanjung Bungah) – the famous double fried, double special batter fried banana. Must eat hot.
Try the delicious “Leen Koh” sticky cake sandwiched between a layer of yam and sweet potato – ah heavenly.

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One more please!

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Lim Thuan Hin – the original owner who still works preparing the ingredients. My family have been customers for 30+ years.

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Sunset view from Batu Ferringhi

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Cheun Piah – unique delicious Nonya roll, hard to find

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Inchi Cabin (fried chicken, left) and Kapitan Curry Chicken

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Hollywood Restaurant – highly recommended. Fond childhood memories.

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G Hotel lobby @Gurney Drive – avant-garde furniture

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G Spot … er… it’s a live music bar and lounge, great live Filipino band

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The restored St. Joseph’s Novitiate integrated as the front of Gurney Paragon Mall

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Victoria Secret – now it’s no secret where to buy your…

Penang Prawn noodle @Teluk Bahang roadside – soon to be demolished 😦

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Penang Prawn noodle @Teluk Bahang roadside – soon to be demolished

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Excellent taste, soup, sauces – one of the best.

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Teluk Bahang fishing village and End of the World restaurant

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Teluk Bahang Dam – Penang’s biggest dam

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Vintage Opium pipe – my great grand father’s pastime

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Parkroyal Penang

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Penang Char Koay Teow with 4 huge prawns – best taste.

RM8:50 no egg, RM9:00 small, RM11 big for more noodles and prawns – portion the same as small for other stalls. No discount for no prawns – take it or leave it. If you don’t question the price you’ll be served like normal lol.

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Penang Road Chendol “Phua Chu Kang” wellies

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Michael Jackson residing at Hard Rock Café Penang

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Rasa Sayang Hotel

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The biggest Rain Tree in Batu Ferringhi

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Batu Ferringhi Beach

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Rasa Wing Lobby

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Garden Wing Lobby

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Padang Brown hawker centre – must eat (noon to 6pm only)

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