Friday, May 30, 2008

Penang Trip - Day 2

We started our day very early, had dim sum for breakfast and went to a few places which we had planned a day earlier. Here's where we went....

Kek Lok Si Temple, a Buddhist temple located on a hill in Ayer Hitam. Again, we lost our way somewhere and got to stop to ask some locals for direction before we found the temple. While we were there, we walked around the scenic gardens, visited some ponds and shrines and other sculptures of Buddhist origin, made some donations and took some photographs under the blazing sun.

Sharlene posing with her favourite dog sculpture. Guess what she's holding on her hand? A packet of Tiger biscuits that she saw in the store located in the temple. She loves this brand of biscuits and was so happy that I bought it for her.

Do you want some biscuits?

After a good tour of the temple we left the place for lunch. Finally, we found a place for lunch nearby the temple but suddenly, it started to rain heavily and we'd to sit in our cars to wait for the rain to stop before we could get down.

After lunch, we set off to our next destination - Balik Pulau, a place famous for its durian plantations. And of course, our main purpose of going there is to taste durian, the king of fruits. Wow! the textures and flavors of the durian were sooooooo good, very smooth and taste bittersweet. But a bit pricey, at RM12 per kg. Hmmmmm....I really love it and wish I could have more. Are you drooling now looking at the picture of the durian above?...:)

Next, we went to this very famous stall along the busy street of Penang Road.

Although we had our lunch and durian for dessert just a while ago, we still went to Penang Road for the well-known assam laksa, char keow teow, ice kacang and cendol, a must have dessert with green noodles in thick coconut milk, brown sugar, red beans and shaved ice. Another not so famous cendol stall is located just opposite to it. All the food taste so wonderful here especially the cendol. *thumbs-up*

All of us went back to the hotel after the satisfying meal. Upon returning the hotel, it was just rest and relax in the room for everyone. Later in the evening, we went to the beach for some fun and the kids had a great time playing with water and sand. We even attempted the banana boat ride. 7 of us (including hubby and I) went for it. It was a good experience but I was a bit upset that no one was there to snap photographs for us. *Sigh*

Jasmine and Sharlene playing with sand

Daddy and Sharlene having fun together


Health Freak Mommy said...

Oooo, those Penang hawkers' food are making my tummy rumble now. I love durians too!

karenyiau said...

Argh..... I have missed all these fantastic hawker food during my Penang Trip, didn't even get a chance to go to the beach.

Eating around is not very convenient for me when they don't have high chair.

Btw, thanks for reading my blog. :)

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