"Penang - Street Food Paradise" Penang by chatterley

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We came for the sun, beach & sand... and food!

5 - 7 September 2009
Hubby's got a one-day leave from work, so we decided to make use of the weekend to travel. We left Singapore on Saturday early morning flight (yeah, it was really early, our flight was at 7.00 am, and we arrived in Penang at 8.10 am) and returned on Monday morning.

We were having a hard time deciding between staying at Georgetown (where all the action and sights were) and Batu Ferringhi (beach). In the end, we chose the latter and booked a Beach Wing room at the Holiday Inn Resorts. The hotel was located right on the beach, and this view (refer to picture) was what we enjoyed.

Where we went and What we ate...

The sight-seeing places we visited were:

Khoo Kong Si (also known as Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi)
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Penang Butterfly Farm
Penang Toy Museum
and the Batu Ferringhi Beach (plus its night bazaar)

and we gorged ourselves silly with these food:

Kway Teow Th'ng (Pitt Street)
Penang Laksa (Gurney Drive Food Centre)
Char Kway Teow (Gurney Drive Food Centre)
Wan Ton Mee (Gurney Drive Food Centre)
Oyster Omelette (Gurney Drive Food Centre)
Tow Huay aka Beancurd Jelly (Gurney Drive Food Centre)
Seafood at a local restaurant named Eden (Batu Ferringhi)
and since the meals in the hotel were very expensive, we ate our breakfast at this joint called 'Jewel of the North', which was quite popular (Batu Ferringhi)

  • Last visit to Penang: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2009 at 5:06 AM

    for best Char Koay Teow in Penang it has to be the one in Lorong Selamat or Kimberley Street ..the one in Gurney Drive is more for tourist :-)


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