• Monday, April 03, 2006

    18 march.... to penang we went...

    been wanting to post this up since a few weeks ago... but ya know... the normal procrastinating... plus blogger image uploader was jerking up... bla bla bla... so yea Is and i headed down to penang some 3 weeks ago.... for some shopping and stuff... its too late for me to write down what happened and what not... so i'll just let the photos do the talking....

    *click images to enlarge...


    customary breakfast stop at "samy restaurant"..... real kick ass thosai's/dhosai's


    cement factories on the way....
    trivia: perak has the most amount of cement factories in the country... here's two on them...

    ah!... real old skool cowboy town... the perak/penang border via the trunk road...
    notice the huge sign welcoming us...

    some fly over/bridge we hadta pass thru... amazingly there are two identical ones not far away from each other...


    the penang bridge... finally made it to penang in 3 1/2 hours + all the stops... the highway would have only taken us 1 1/2 hours without stops... but what fun would that be eh....

    pulau jerejak from the penang bridge....
    trivia: jererak was the alcatraz of malaysia for 24 years, since 1969.....


    gurney drive... the best place to own a condo...

    gurney walk... at gurney plaza...

    customary lunch stop at gurney walk... domino's "crunchy thin crust" pizza is a must have....

    batu ferringhi at dusk... waiting for the rain to stop...

    "the ship" at batu ferringhi...


    stalls...stalls..stalls galore at batu ferringhi.... always a good place for bargains and finding interesting stuff.... sadly it wasnt that good that night cause of the rain...

    lamps... really liked the one at "the top right-far end" .... dont know why i didnt buy it... Is bought the one right next to it...

    some shrine or something popping out of the wall somewhere in penang town.... noticed it while waiting at the traffic light...

    dinner....

    we're actually going somewhere better for dinner... but i dont know what i was thinking and i took the bloody wrong road... ended up getting lost in penang town for 1 1/2 hours! real pissed of, ditched the plans got back on the highway...stopped at "juru auto city" for dinner... to our surprise Mc D's was friggin' packed!... its like a hang out joint for people over there...

    got back on the highway after dinner.. it'd be plain crazy to use the trunk road late at night... after bukit merah... we stopped at this rest area... i couldnt drive no more.. wanted Is to take over.... then i noticed this "highway hotel"... room available for only 50 bucks!
    i was like dude! were checking in...!

    keeping an eye on may....

    the "highway hotel" the morning after... fucking good value for money... no where near dodgy...
    2 star hotel quality at the least... clean comfy rooms.. hot shower... quiet... but friggin' cold at night!



    tunnel thru the mountains... entering the tunnel... midway... exiting the tunnel...
    trivia: perak has the longest and only tunnel on the north-south highway...

    i really like this shot.... VW baby...!

    some stuff i bought... real good bargains! from gurney plaza and island plaza...


    Currently Listening To : Suburban Train - Dj Tiesto
    Currently feeling : Monday blues...

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