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Hi my lovely people!

I’ve been back from Penang since Saturday, but I can’t stop thinking about the trip and the sights, smells and sounds of the city.

Here are just some of the photos we took that’ll hopefully give you a taste of what it was like.

The lion on the old clock tower, built in 1897 by Penang millionaire Cheah Chen Eok to commemorate 60 years of Queen Victoria’s reign.

City Hall

A mass of pigeons in the Goddess of Mercy Temple on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (literally translated into Mosque of the Indian Captain Street)

A beautiful street cat we met

A shop that makes signs and safety equipment

Kapitan Keling Mosque, mainly visited by the Indian Muslim community in Penang

Delicious satay in Gurney Drive that took my satay sauce virginity (!)

Getting kicked in the ass by erfen’s congkak skills. In the Penang State Museum (entry fee = RM1)

Eating the best Nasi Kandahar in Penang at Nasi Kandar Line Clear

Pretty lights in the Batu Feringgi night market. Pity that it was kind of a tourist trap.

Monkey in Botanic Gardens

Saris (and erfen) in Chulia Street, Penang’s Little India.

In P Ramlee’s birth house, with his nephew, Y Ramlee who chatted me up (!) and sang P Ramlee songs to me (!)

We had daily breakfasts on our verandah prepared by Uncle Chuan everyday. (We stayed in a colonial pre-war house)

With our super friendly hosts, Jeremy and Kelvyn outside the beautiful Palanquinn Heritage Suites. I would totally recommend this B&B for anyone going to Penang!

Sign outside the coffeeshop near our place, where the best Mee Goreng in Penang can be found (Bangkok Lane, Penang)

On the last day, trying to soak up as much of the Penang atmosphere as possible by traveling on foot (and getting sunburnt in the process)

Oh man, just doing up this post makes me miss it so much! We took the train there, which was quite an adventure (sadly I don’t have many photos on the train) but it was really an amazing experience!

I also just collected my film photos, they came out beautifully and can’t wait to share!

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Written by Nabilah

December 15, 2010 at 12:26 am

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Daphne Maia, Nabilah Said. Nabilah Said said: Penang, I love you (new post) http://bit.ly/emxeTq […]

  2. It looks like a wonderful trip! And the breakfast looks SO good. Haha. Can’t wait to see your film photos 😀

    theletterzee

    December 15, 2010 at 8:14 am

    • Thanks Zee! It really was! Stay tuned for updates! 🙂

      nabbycat

      December 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

  3. love your penang shots! super fun (: I loved gurney drive and the open air food centre… haven’t visited in 4 years or so, I should head back soon!

    Stephie

    December 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    • thanks! you should..I didn’t think I’d love it so much, but I do! plus taking the train was quite fun!

      Nabilah

      December 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm

  4. I went to Penang not too long ago too but I think compared to you, I spent most of my time in Gurney Drive. Hehe.

    Cookie Cutter

    December 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

    • Were you staying in the area? Oh man, you should go back and explore Georgetown more…hidden treasures await!

      Nabilah

      December 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

  5. I’ve never been to Penang, but it sure looks like you had a whale of a time there! Looking forward to more photos 🙂

    zsixshutter

    December 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    • I didn’t think I would enjoy so much but I did…it’s just really authentic, chaotic and messy sure, but it’s great when you’re tired of super-efficient Singapore!

      Nabilah

      December 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm

  6. Nice photos! And I love your peterpan collar dress! 🙂

    fuzzygreenlights

    December 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

  7. if you align it just right, it looks like erfen is looking at the monkey in the picture above him :>>>

    toucansam

    December 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm


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