Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Michhysaurous Travelogue - PENANG 07 - 10 JAN 2016 PART 1

Penang Day 1 - 7th January 2016
This Penang trip was jointly planned by my bae Celes and Me. My sister came along for the trip too!

Hotel of choice: Museum Hotel
Address: No. 72 Jalan A.S.Mansor, 10050 George Town, Malaysia

At first we choose Campbell house one, but they do not allow more than 2 pax per room, so we had to re select our residence. lol! But the Museum Hotel is also very pretty! Nothing like a Hotel kind of look which we were looking for. Good Good! 
Hotel Lobby
Rest & Relax area cum Breakfast area

Our Room - The QI LIN (麒麟) Quadruple Duplex Room is a 2 storey room with the living area on level 1 and then a staircase leading up to the 2nd floor where 1 King Bed and 2 single bed is available together with the toilet. There are 2 toilet cubicles, 2 Sinks and 2 Shower Cubicles.
After freshening up, we headed out to rent a bicycle to go Wall Art Hunting. We walked along Lebuh Chulia and we went to the first Bike Rental Store we saw - Weng Motor. The rental rates is a flat rate of RM10 for the whole day until 10pm.

On our way to find our first street art, we found MAMA MIYA Coconut Ice Cream - RM7. It was a great stop to cool us down in the crazy sunny weather in Penang! Penang skies are really blue, which also means that there are hardly any clouds, yes, good for tanning! Haha!

After that, we wanted to cycle on to find the street art but we bumped into one of the Cafes that we intended to visit - China House (153 Lebuh Pantai, Georgetown 10300) instead! Lol. It was less than a minute walk away from MAMA MIYA Coconut ice cream! Haha, so we jumped at the chance to head inside for some of their famous sweets!

They have a crazy wide selection of cakes available daily and their crowd favorite is their Tiramisu, although I felt that the Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Earl Grey Cream - RM12.70 was much better. It was a rich chocolate cake but not too sweet at all. It was moist and the earl grey cream that accompanied it was great!

After what seemed like hours in China House, partly due to the slow service, it was almost 2pm! We Panicked as we had to rush to Tiger char Koay Teow (179 Carnavon Street, Georgetown, 10300) before they closed at 2pm! This plate of guilt was so worth my calories! Try the Duck Eggs Version please!

After filling our tummies, it was time for us to go hunt for the Famous Penang Street Art! We first spotted the Little boy reaching for the cup.

Then it was the uncle at his own cafe! Do note that this street art is located in the Cafe itself! The cafe is called My Own Cafe.

Then walking on another street, you can find this magician and his magic trick! But I guess not everyone is acceptable to magic acts. Haha. And keep your eyes peeled for the Lion Dance Mural just a few doors away! Beside the shop where they sell Ice Balls - RM3 each. Another thirst quencher in the blazing hot sun. 

If you turn around the corner beside the ice ball shop, you will see these 3 cute ladies on a beautiful purple wall. So cute right!!

One tip in Penang is to carry around lots of water as the weather is really Hot, not humid like singapore but really HOT! Because there are very little clouds in the skies, so the sun rays just comes down on you and shine on you~~~ Keep Hydrated and Spam sunblock if you can! I totally forgot about it, Haha! I was having too much fun finding and posing for the street arts!

After all that hunting and posing, it was evening time! We went to return our bikes and we spotted this AB Cafe (32 Argyll Road, Georgetown) on the way back to our hotel and little did we know that it serves really good Nasi Goreng! We literally went in because our feets were sore from all the walking and cycling and the heat so we just popped into the cafe to escape the heat. A Great find unknowingly, Haha!

My Black Pepper Chicken Chop

Sist's Carbonara, a rather creamy version but not gelat ley!

And the holy grail - Nasi Goreng with Chicken. The fried rice had enough wok hei and was spicy yet aromatic but what won us over was that it had a very homely taste. You know like how your mum cooks it? That kind of taste. We fell in love and I seriously would order it for myself if it wasn't so spicy.. T__T

After that, we headed back to the hotel, wanted to wash up and rest a little before heading out again. By the time we were done with the above, it was 9PM. HAHA! Too Nua already, so we just continue to nua in the hotel and prepare to sleep instead! Lol!

Inserts a selfie after day 1 because I have beautiful lashes all thanks to Vibby Skin Beauty! Search Vibbly Skin Beauty Michhysaurous on google to find all the related posts!

I hope I have the energy to continue blogging the rest of the days so that it is complete.
I still have many travelogues that I've yet to complete, *oops* It make me so excited to be blogging about my travels to share my experiences with you guys! Till Next time!

With Love, M

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