5 Reasons why I fall in love with Penang

It is a small little island to the West of Malaysia but it has so many charms and definately worth to explore and here is why I think...


It is a small little island to the West of Malaysia but it has so many charms and definately worth to explore and here is why I think you should go to Penang. 


1. THE FOODS. (If someone come here and he tells you the foods is suck, kindly kidnap him and throw him to the river) 

The foods are everywhere and people eat everywhere. Just near to where I stay @ Lebuh Pantai, after 5.00 pm, all those empty roads will become food fiesta! From famous Char Kuey Tiau to the soft tender chicken pau will elevate your appetite, it's cheap! Food heaven, definitely! So, when coming to Penang, diet is a sin!




2. The Tourism Efforts 
As Penang's economy also largely depend on tourism, I notice the Penang authority taking care and promoting and preserving their tourism products to another level. Many international events was hekd to boost Penang as a tourism destination. There are so many places to visit and it's all within walking distance and all hotels are providing you with a map of the local attractions. You will be pack with a lot of sightseeing activities and hunt for the art wall along the Georgetown street, visit majestic temples or even take a strolll on Batu Feringhi Beach. Tourism products are varies depending on your budget, time and interest  and preference and my top list is , Peranakan Museum, beautiful Art Wall across Georgetown, Kek Lok Si Temple and all food courts! 

Tips : If can't read a map, just follow a tour group from behind -)






3.Photoshoot Heaven 
Good for a photoshoot if you love street photography, as there's will always be something interesting to capture either, a man riding his rickshaw or a lady passing through the art wall or just an old man taking a nap on his lazy chair ! It is old but the building somehow ageing gracefully, Like Cher or Madonna, passing their menopause like decades ago but still you want to hear and see. But, it is hot as hell (never been to hell, but it is hot as hell).









4.Public Transportation. 
No monorail. No LRT or MRT or whatever you want, but as a non-Penangites, local transportation is convenient for me as a tourist (maybe I pandai asking or don't mind naik bus). When I arrive at Bayan Lepas from Langkawi,I just want to experience the public transport, furthermore,cheaper (From Airport to Georgetown about 18 km will cost your around RM2.70) and also I pokai already lo. The experience has been great for me,so far. It is convienient & quite cheap compare to where I came from , and even though it's quite packed (of course lah bus), for me, it is good enough. The freedom to choose your prefered mode of transporation according to your budget and preference is there. Bus station or KOMTAR also conveinient where you can choose another bus to bring you to anywhere on the island! Many options are alvailable, include walking...but bear in mind of traffic as it is quite challenging. Penang drivers is at another level. 



5. The People
I think whereever we go,local people will give the overall impression of that place. A warm smile, not sombong, if we ask the question , tidak lari punya, and knowledgeable about thier home town. That is my criteriia for a good local host. Where I stay, the hotel employees always without fail greet me when I enter or leave the hotel, they always smile , I mean, I know it is a hotel, but I don't expect such a small hotel, can provide such warm hospitality. Where I eat, I forgot where , but one autie politely explain to me all beautiful places I must visit and the 7 eleven workers give me free slurpy. Of course, there are bad people at anywhere we go , but so far, I have no problem with the local community at Penang, the local shop owners are friendly and creatively promoting their products and people are generally friendly and maybe it is my lucky day. Well, our term of "friendly" might be diferrent, So, thumbs up ! Penang people are hot too ! So, wash my eyes juga lah...hahaha...tapun

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