Friday, 19 December 2014

First trip with migme to Penang 11 - 13 December 2014

Courtesy by Mig.me, I get the chance to travel to Penang with other mig users. Not forgetting Patie and Pan Island Holidays for bringing the mig users including me to explore the island rich of Chinese Heritage. We had a great time relaxing at the Monkey beach, cafe hopping, tour around Penang's  time tunnel museum and enjoying the Penang's Street Food.
Off we proceed to Syok Hostel.
Together with the other mig users - @wendypua , @yourapplepie and @hazelleo we reached one day early at Syok hotel and decided to have supper before sleep. You can check out my blogpost on Syok hostel

We had Fried Oyster and Char Koay Teow that night. As you can see from the image the Fried Oyster is big unlike in Singapore. As I don't like oyster, Angie and Hazel keep praising the oysters being fresh, succulent and juicy.

DAY 1: TOH SOON CAFE
Toh Soon Cafe 多春茶室
184 Campbell Street, Off Penang Road, George Town, 10100 Penangaa

Tel : +604 2613754

Opening Hours: 8am-6pm (Closed on Sundays)
Woke up early at 7.30am, prepared and our day started off with Charcoal-toasted bread, Steamed bread, Nasi Lemak, Hard-boiled eggs at Toh Soon Cafe. Reached there around 8.30am and the area was really crowded, we were lucky to get a seat but waited quite long before they took our order. 
The most interesting about Toh Soon cafe is because the use of traditional way. With this equipment, you can simply steam and charcoal toasted the bread as well as boiling the water.

CHINA HOUSE, GEORGETOWN
153 & 155 Beach Street & 183B Victoria Street
10300 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604 263 7299
After a good rest back at Syok Hostel, Patie brought the girls - @wendypua @yourapplepie @reneegoh @hazelleo @expatkiwis to China House for tea break. 
Heading through their long courtyard, you will then proceed to their main dining area. You can get to choose your seats and while waiting for the foods to arrive, one's can start drawing on the blank paper that was on the table. 
As for upstairs, you can get to see a lounging area that is filled with sofas, arm chairs and tables. Probably you can have a meeting or even host a party which your guests can play board games, pool and more. 
After exploring, we then ordered 2 cakes and drink. I ordered Latte to perk my day! 
Ordered a piece of chocolate cake and to me I find it deliriously sweet. The cake is rich but a little too dry for me. 
The appearance of the Tiramisu is quite different from what I've eaten so far. Moreover, their Tiramisu texture is so moist and the taste is just nice which I highly recommended to everyone.

SUN YOON KEE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
35, Lebuh Cintra,
10100 Georgetown, Penang.

Tel: 04 - 261 3987 / 016 - 401 3133 (Gan Choon Chong 顏春松)

Business Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm & 5:30pm - 9.00pm

Together with Patie, the mig users had a great lunch recommended by her at Sun Yoon Kee Seafood Restaurant. The boss is friendly and the serving of the foods are fast. I highly recommended to try their pork belly - crispy and very fragrant.
You can get to see their old cash register and 'la Kopi'.
Hop into the bus by Pan Island Holidays, we went to Time Tunnel.


Penang Time Tunnel | The History Museum

39 Green Hall, 10200 George Town, Penang

Phone: 04 261 9181

Visiting Hours: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm (last admission ad 6:00 pm)
Taken from Alvin
Over at Penang Time Tunnel you can get to see the Japanese World War II, Independence of Malaya display in the form of miniature or life sized sculpture, documents or displays.
The entrance fee for local is RM12 for adults and RM6 for child. As for the foreigner, it will be RM22(adult) and RM12(child). 
3D Mural Art Street Gallery is also available for you to play with your friends. 

CHEW JETTY
59A, Chew Jetty, Weld Quay,
10300, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Had a chance to visit Chew Jetty which is one of the highest occupancy and best-preserved clan. As I researched, there are about eight clan jetties at Penang. 

As you can seen from the pictures, the houses are supported by wood or cemented beams. Each jetty comprises of row houses on stilts joined by wooden walkways over the water. As I observed the single storey houses are covered by triangular shaped roofing.


New Lane Hawker Centre, Penang
Lorong Baru (New Lane),
Off Macalister Road, Georgetown

10040 Penang
Looking for different type of foods at Penang, you can pop to New Lane hawker street to eat as many as you want. 
Ordered quite a few dishes to try with the mig users such as Satay, Curry Mee, Fried Oyster, Assam Laska, Fried Carrot Cake, Sambal Fish. The favourite for me will be the Penang Assam Laska served with thick rice vermicelli and other ingredients to bring this bowl alive. 

Buah Long Long - My first time trying it would definitely recommend to friends who travel to Penang. It's definitely a very refreshing drink and I can't stop drinking it (: 

Selfie Coffee Penang
88, love lane, 10200 Pulau Pinang
Business Hour: Mon - Sun  ( 11am ~ 11.30pm )
Contact Number: 0124811510
Located at Love Lane which is about 8 minutes walk from Syok Hostel opposite to the Wheeler's Coffee seem to be a trend in Penang. Do you know it's the first selfie cafe in Malaysia with Taiwan being the first to open it. 
With RM13.00, you can get to choose 3 different kinds of Selfie Coffee beverages - Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Mocha to be printed on it. For myself, I chose hot chocolate as it's pretty late and I don't want ended up with insomnia. Hmm, the printing process took quite awhile before it's being served to us. I will definitely blog more about this cafe in another post.
Do check my blog for a detail post on Selfie Coffee cafe. 

DAY 2: BREAKFAST AT SYOK HOSTEL
Had a simple breakfast before we start our journey to explore Penang. 

MONKEY BEACH 
Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
+60 4-881 3530

Situated in the Penang National Park in the North - Western Coast of the island which you can simply take a short boat ride to enjoy a day of fun in the sun, sand and sea with friends and family. The beach is known as 'Monkey Beach' because of the long-tailed macaques that reside there. Be careful if you are near them as the macaques might just snatch your foods and run away. Heard from the local there that one of her friend put a lime in his pocket and the next moment it was being taken away from the macaque. 

Overall, Monkey Beach is a great place to rest your mind and enjoy the sea where you can bring foods to sit on the chair with table at there. After that, we had lunch and proceed to another stay at Hotel Penaga. 
After a great rest, we then proceed to find another cafe to chill out before dinner. 

The Alley 
5, Lorong Stewart, Georgetown, 
10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 12pm to 12am
Cronut (RM8)
A total of 5 different Dips/Toppings for you to choose from - Nutella, Caramel, Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate and Salted Caramel. Picture above shown are Cronuts which is known as a croissant-doughnut spread with Salted Caramel and Nutella Chocolate at the back. I prefer the salted caramel flavour, their cronut is definitely worth trying which is crunchy outside and yet fluffy in the inside. Yummylicious ~ 
Churros (RM 6) small, (RM9) big
Cruncy churros dipped in the chocolate is definitely good to serve as a snack. 

DINNER AT HOTEL PENAGA
Had a very filling dinner with the mig users and Patie over at Hotel Penaga. 
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