Wednesday, April 29, 2009
- equivalent to a car boot sale in europe.located just beside the penang stadium carpark and open between 8 to 12 noon.You can find antique for sale here at a very good bargain and there is also a possibility that you could also find your shoe's here if its lost or stolen.he he.Kalau pegi sembahyang jumaat dan selipar hilang , ada besar kemungkinan boleh jumpa selipar anda kembali kat sini.
2)Taman Negara Pulau Pinang , Teluk bahang
Forget about batu ferrenghi if you want to go for a swim.A much better alternative is to go to this area , the water is much more clearer here and not many people here.The best way to go to this place is hiking if you have the stamina,but you could always rent a boat.There is a fisherman jetty located at the park entrance , just ask around for the transport.I do recommend that you go to the MUKA HEAD for a picnic and try hiking one of the trail which will led you to the lighthouse.
3)BREAKFAST at ASTAKA TAMAN TUN SARDON , GELUGOR
This is among the last places in penang where you could still find traditional malay food at a very reasonable price.This place had an old school touch towards it and for me its very interesting.I recommend that you try the "SERABAI" , a food which is rarely found in other part of malaysia.
4)LUNCH at LAKSA JANGGUS , Balik Pulau
For me this is the best laksa stall in the whole malaysia, being a "LAKSA" lover i'm always on a quest to find the best laksa stall and this is the best.It was even featured in Jalan-jalan cari makan and some other TV food program.It is located in PULAU BURUNG,BALIK PULAU , the small stall is located under the "pokok janggus" and hence the name "laksa janggus" originated.There is no proper direction to pulau burung , just ask the local people when you arrive in Balik Pulau Town and most of them will tell the direction to laksa janggus or Pulau burung.
5)Dinner At Nasi Kandar Line clear
Authentic penang nasi kandar stall which is located at penang road.Almost everybody in penang know the location of nasi kandar line clear, just ask around for direction.This stall is the perfect example that you don't need fine dining to eat delicious food . Just a simple bence and tarpaulin will do , the main thing is the food.You will know what i mean when you are there.
6) A visit to Pulau Aman by boat
The "Island of Peace" or Pulau Aman (in Malay) is a small island in Penang that is home to a traditional Malay village. Situated on an island covering an area of about 115-hectare, the place is (if you ask me!) the gateway to tranquility and serenity.The easiest way to go to pulau aman is by driving along the north south highway and exit through Bukit Tambun,Penang.There is a small jetty which will take you to pulau aman at a cost of RM 4.This is the best hidden secret of penang which mainly being overlook by tourist.
The most happiest moment in my life is when i saw XPLORER JR for the first time.
LOVE you so much XPLORER JR and XPLORER WIFE
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Despite its abundance everywhere , not many people realise that tulips originated in the valley of TIAN SHAN mountains , where tibet and china meet.In 1050AD , tulips were venerated in Persia but it was the turkish tribe , the SELCUKS , moving west from central asia and settling in eastern anatolia , who brought the tulips nearer to europe.When the Ottoman captured Istanbul in 1453 ,tulips became a common sight there too.The ottoman sultans loved them so much they embelished the gardens in the TOPKAPI palace in istanbul with many variety of tulip.
(Info from GOING PLACES MAGAZINES,MALAYSIA AIRLINES march 2009 edition)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
view of garden infront of our hotel lobby
IBIS airport hotel
We had stop at the SCIPHOL AIRPORT station as our hotel is located near the airport.It is cheaper if you stay at the outskirt of amsterdam as hotel price is very steep if its located in the center of amsterdam.The cost of our hotel is 95 euro per night and we spent three night at IBIS hotel.Actually you could get a very good bargain if you book early.I had book this hotel actually at the last minute as originally i had plan to go to GENEVA , switzerland .In fact i had already purchase a flight ticket from PARIS to SWITZERLAND and then to AMSTERDAM but i then realised that i had book at the wrong date and i had to rescheduled my whole itinery and cancel switzerland.The transportation system at netherland is quite efficient and you could get anywhere with ease.From schiphol airport there is a free public transportation going to the IBIS hotel.to be continued.......
Monday, April 20, 2009
The size of this palace is so huge and i felt that 1 day in the forbidden city is not enough for you to indulge in its rich history.The total size of the palace is 720000 square meters consisting of 980 buildings and 8707 rooms.You enter the forbidden palace through the meridien gate which is located directly in front of the tiananmen square and exit through the Gate of Divine Might which is located at the other end of the forbidden city.I'm not sure which part of the forbidden city i should wrote about,because every inch of it is full with history.Therefore i just leave a link below so that you could read about its history further.