Penang - Of Food and Street Art

Went to Penang a couple of weeks back for work, and decided to bring mum along for the weekend. We weren't exactly sure what really to do in Penang, besides the obvious food and the street arts so we basically did only that two since we only had 2 days to play around with only as well.

Among things that we walked around. We dropped by Hard Rock Cafe (since we don't have one in Kota Kinabalu).
The cutest thing and the main reason why I wanted to bring mum was simply because she said "it's been too long since she went to Penang." And true enough, Penang has grown so rapidly, that mum gawking at every sight of SUPER TALL BUILDINGS that come by every few seconds.

The thing about the Kota Kinabalu city in comparison to some cities is that it's right smack next to the air runway, so we are not allowed to have buildings taller than 11 storeys. So imagine our fascination when we see crazy high buildings like in, uhm, Penang. Right next to the beaches some more -- we were like :O

Is that even possible? Anyway it is! 

For starters, I stayed at Four Points Penang. It was just recently converted from an older hotel called the Tanjung Bungah Resort and now it looks fantastic! We had luncheons and barbeques by the beach, and our view...

Mum joined me later in the week on Thursday, but we decided stay in downtown for the weekend, in the midst of all the cookeries and the street arts along Love Lane.

We stayed at this beautiful quaint place that is the Old Penang Guesthouse. It was told that this particular guesthouse is at least a 100 years old and everything there still remain intact. How lovely. Daren came on Friday so the three of us squeezed right into its 3 persons room, and would you believe it, it was rm 105/ night with breakfast for three of us!! I thought that was excellent value for money.

It was located right where everything was. And mum was very particular about going to churches on weekends and coincidentally, Old Penang Guesthouse was less than 3 minutes away to a church besides being in the hustle of the beautiful Georgetown as well.


Almost a sin if you don't try THIS.

And we continued our walk.

And saw a very queue of (mostly) old people waiting for something. We found out that some DAP assemblymen were giving out free rice. REALLY GOOD!

We went through the street arts, which was detailed in a map (this was excellent). We were lucky enough that most of the street arts were situated where we stayed (around Love Lane) so we only had to walk around. We went through the arts one by one and managed to snap a few. Some of them had a really long queue of people waiting to snap a photo of it, so we skipped them since it was stark hot at that time.

Hello cutie patootie mum.

Trippy cat


Jacqkie Rowena


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