Monthly Archives: June 2016

Interesting Places to Visit at Penang Hill

Welcome-to-Penang-Hill

This is Penang Hill’s entrance, the most and only famous hill patronised by tourists worldwide in Penang. There is Bellevue Hotel right at the top since time immemorial and I am not sure if they have also refurbished the old hotel, but under DAP’s rule, things have certainly look much better than it was before with more attractions and improvements.

Reached-to-the-top

Waiting time is about 20 minutes or less with a long queue; hence the train is much faster now. When you reach to the top, this is the view you will encounter as you disembark on the left side of the train if you are facing the hill. There is Owl Museum and Cliff Cafe.

Love-Locks

If you would take a walk up to the top of the above structures, you will encounter ‘Love Locks’ similar to the one in Paris’ Love Lock Bridge. But this is safer and will not weigh down the metal holders as they are made of pink plastics. You can sign on the pink love locks with your name and that of your loved one or husband or spouse to seal your eternal love and bonding. Simply look for an empty one.

Hill-Buggy-Service

Tired of walking? Just pay RM30 for the buggy service with a tour guide cum driver to ferry you around the place and along the way, you can see a few privately owned mansions atop the hill, with one supposedly owned by Ananda Krishnan, Maxis’ head honcho, a Malaysian businessman and philanthropist. Nicknamed A K, currently he is estimated to have a net worth of US$7.9 billion according to Forbes’ latest annual report.

At the end of the route, there is Monkey Cup walk-about tour with commentary from a guide. For the adventurous, you can also access Penang Hill by hiking up via Moon Gate in Tanjung Bungah or take a 4-wheel drive or SUV up the hill road.

The-Habitat-Banner

Take a walk in Penang Hill’s latest experience called ‘The Habitat’, experiencing breathtaking vistas of a fragrant jungle walk.

Cliff-Cafe

After some walking around and viewing ‘The Habitat’, you can have your food at Cliff Cafe near the train station.

Various-Desserts

This is a banner showing the wide repertoire of delicious desserts ranging from RM4 to RM20 to choose from. The local desserts will quench your thirst after some exploration around the hill.

Souvenir-shops

Inside the Cliff Cafe are 2-3 souvenir shops selling a plethora of fridge magnets, including Hard Rock Cafe Penang t-shirts, plus a host of other memorable items. The ambience is made of wood and you could feel like you are in Papa Rich Restaurant, well known for its wooden interior.

The-Owl-Museum

After a round of chendol at the Cliff Cafe, take a walk downstairs to Owl Museum. The first museum of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Owl Museum displays a collection of owl-inspired artifacts, sculptures and paintings created by various artists across the continent. There are souvenirs related to owls including t-shirts and fridge magnets for the buying.

Hand-Wax-Art

At the exit of Owl Museum, take some flights of stairs up to reach another food cafe where you can see hand wax art as shown above. Simply dip your hand into the warm wax for it to form the shape and the process is fast with your model hand wax finished in a jiffy. You can make your own hand wax creation in various colours too.

Exotic-Pets-Instant-Photo

As you come out from Cliff Cafe, you will hear loud chirps of a cockatoo and a blue-and-yellow feathered parrot that seems to call out “come take photos with us”. For RM15 you can take your favourite photos holding the birds. There is also an iguana in a cage for the bold-hearted and a python which we did not see.

David-Browns-Restaurant

On the way up from exotic pets instant photo taking, you can walk up to an upmarket restaurant called David Brown’s Strawberry Hill @ Penang Hill. We had the signature dish – chicken and mushroom pie for RM48 with Virgin Pina Colada without alcohol and a cappuccino for RM94 total, including 6% GST and 10% service charge.

Viewing-Deck

There are several binoculars at RM1 for 2 minutes of viewing at the viewing deck. Stools of various heights are catered to children of various ages for them to see the whole of Georgetown. Perched atop Penang Hill at a breathtaking 800 meters above sea level, visitors will literally get a bird’s eye view of the island.

As you walk nearer to the train station, there is a high lift to take you down to the ground, around 2-3 storeys height, instead of using the long stairs for more nature walk. And if you are tired, just head for the lift up again. There are rest rooms at the station before taking the train down back home again. That wraps up your visit to Penang Hill.

Jasa Hipnoterapi

Ramai orang menganggap hipnosis adalah satu kondisi yang tidak sedar and fikiran dikendalikan. Tetapi sebenarnya, ia adalah satu kondisi yang kita sedar dan mengerti atau mengetahui semua procesnya. Kalau tidak sedar, bagaimana kita berkomunikasi dengan pelanggang?

Setelah hipnotepari selesai, kita akan mengetahui dan ingat apa yang terjadi selama proces hipnoterapi. Jikalau anda ingin mengetahui lebih lanjut lagi, sika klik di Jasa Hipnoterapi dan back matlumat selanjutnya.

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Why You Should Try Ming Garden Restaurant, Penang at Least Once

Chinese-kale-kailan

Ming Garden Restaurant is situated in Phase 1 of Penang Times Square on the second floor. Every week, it is fully packed with diners due to Chinese Weddings, and you’d be lucky to get a table for walk-in patrons. Above is ‘kailan’, a Chinese name for Chinese kale or Chinese broccoli, cooked in 2 styles – One is julianned and fried with salted fish and small prawns, the other is stir-fried in garlic.

Grouper

Above is a large grouper, steamed with scallion sauce and garnished with spring onions. This dish alone cost RM 156, which I think is way too pricey, but then again groupers are supposedly more costly compare to other fishes like pomfret, etc. This fish was very fresh, straight from the water tank, gut removed and into the cooking wok.

5-seasons

This is 5 seasons consisting of stir-fried baby squids in sweet-sour savoury onions, deep-fried soft shelled crabs, mocked prawns and fried real prawns. Another dish is the green peas stir-fried with scallops, button mushrooms, carrots and ginger. It was delicious with 5 varieties of dishes. The cold platter was around RM 60 which should be affordable for Singaporeans due to the exchange rate.

Noodles-with-mushrooms

The last dish was braised ee-fu noodles with very little crab meat and some ‘shitake’ black mushrooms and vegetables on the sides. It came in a big serving, so we had to take away and pack some back. There were 5 of us and Ming Garden Restaurant is the biggest Chinese Restaurant in Penang co-owned by Bali Bali Seafood and Fong Wei Restaurant.

Why Your Kids Should Experience Balloon Wonderland in 1st Avenue Mall

Balloon-Wonderland

1st Avenue Mall is just a stone’s throw away from M Mall and is located near KOMTAR and Prangin Mall. Among the 3 landmark buildings in its vicinity, it is the latest building to add to the attraction, being completed a couple of years back, from an open sandy carpark. Frequently, there are balloon wonderlands with various themes being held here, which I believe is from the same establishment company.

Inflated-dinosaur

There is a full size inflated dinosaur with lots of colourful balloons for your kids to enjoy. There are also flying pterodactyls suspended from the ceiling with balloon clouds as part of the attraction. Your toddlers and kids will surely enjoy this largest balloon wonderland in the north in Penang at 1st Avenue.

Instructions

Here are the instuctions for visitors with kids. It is only RM 12 per entry for 15 minutes per session for balloon pool and 5 minutes for dinosaur virtual reality experience. It is opened to kids from the ages 4 – 12 only and those toddlers below 85 cm, should be accompanied with a parent.

Balloons

There are also balloons sculpted together into a huge tree trunk with leaves at the center. To make it even more fun, look for a golden balloon or ball and win a prize. You don’t have to worry if you miss this dinosaur balloon wonderland as there will be more wonderlands held frequently at 1st Avenue Mall by the event organizer, Visual Art Decoration.

Now in KL

I am now in KL for work and to meet up with clients. Yesterday, went to 3 places with the help of GPS with the first one to collect a cheque and I promptly banked in thereafter. Then went to a condo and another place of an existing client. The day was done and completed with a visit to Sunway Pyramid Mall where we had dinner at the ground floor food court in Sunway Pyramid hotel. Window shopped around at Marks & Spencer and did not find anything interesting to purchase, so I saved money in the end. Before that I aslo went to an open air shopping mall on the way to Subang Airport, located midway though. Had hot tea at Mac Donalds and read newspapers.

Online Opportunities

I am looking for online opportunities to earn a little here and there by doing microjobs and paid commenting. Some time back, I got close to USD 100 for virtual assistance rendered to a US client and now I am on the look out for more ops. It is very easy to spend money but earning and keeping it is a challenge for most of us. That is why so many yuppies and grads become bankrupts due to overspending as soon as they get their first pay cheque. Discipline takes effort and should be cultivated from young. If you don’t learn the habit of saving up for rainy days, then your retirement may look bleak or woeful instead of golden and free from financial stress of lack.

Slept and Read on a Lazy Sunday Morning

I decided to skip church since they won’t hesitate to shame members due to inconsequential reasons with my friend giving a large sum every week and I give next to nothing. So, decided to sleep and read books written by dad on scriptures especially on the Catholic faith which is the true church, according to him. Both my younger sisters follow dad who is a Catholic while I am still contemplating on being one and join in the family crowd. I did some light reading and nap in between while listening to soothing music. I don’t miss anything at all, but enjoy my own company and be my own best friend.

Finished Reading a Magazine

I just finished reading a small thin magazine called National Geographic today while waiting for my colleague in the car. He went to 2 places to measure and attend a meeting while I was in the lounge by the seaside reading. Now I am on a reading marathon mode to get rid of my magazines, newspapers and books that are still lying around and unread. After a round a reading, I tend to feel sleepy and will get a very good sleep after that. My friend had just gone down for his round of ice kacang at Food Gallery while I went upstairs to send emails after uploading so many files and brochures.

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