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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Teluk Kumbar, Penang

Today is Malaysia's 60th year since independence in 1957. It is a long holiday weekend ahead and we are off to Teluk Kumbar (teluk means bay) a less popular part of Penang island in the South.

After a tasty dim-sum meal we left Petaling Jaya at around 12.30pm and it didn't take long to realize that it is going to be a long drive. Traffic on the highway was bumper-to-bumper for most of the Selangor stage of the trip. 

After about six hours we arrived at Ipoh and had dinner at our favorite restaurant. Waze informed that it would take another four hours to reach our destination. 

Alas we arrived at the Lexis Suites Penang at about 11pm. It was unbelievable. Time to shower and hit the sack.

The next morning saw a light shower come down. Our room had a view of the bay (above). We'd be driving across the bridge to the mainland to visit our relatives in Simpang Ampat.

We had dinner at Hai Boey Seafood Restaurant near the hotel. It is dusk as a warm glow bathed the horizon (pic above).

I liked the beach as it wasn't packed like the ones in the north (Batu Ferringhi). In place of jet-skis and motor boats Teluk Kumbar has the rustic charms of fishing boats (above) and lazy dogs (below). The cool breeze was just the match for my cold beer in my hand. Bliss!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Thirteenth Birthday

Cuzzie Sammie organised a birthday bash for Nicole at Burger Lab Sea Park. Eight of her buddies attended. Thanks Sammie!

TheMingThing, popular Malaysian YouTuber was at the next table.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kebun Kaki Bukit @ Janda Baik

It is Chinese New Year - Day # 3 and my childhood pal Stephen (plus Agnes and Amos) met us at Gombak toll at 0830 hours. And boy both parties timing was on the minute mark. Both cars made the trip to the new KKB farm.

The site is much smaller than the previous farm in Kuala Selangor (2 acres versus 10 acres) but the mild weather more than made up for it.

We met four WWOOFers there - from Brazil and Switzerland. The pond is being prepped to breed fish on commercial basis.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Wedding of Haris and Ju Li in Penang - The Day After

Nicole and I rode around Georgetown on the bright red Vespa we rented. I can't think of a better way to end our Penang escapade than cruising around on the scooter.
 Nic beaming!
 Can hardly wait to hit the streets.
 Cenotaph in memory to the fallen soldiers of WWI and thereafter
 Famous Teochew Cendul
Time to say goodbye!

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Wedding of Haris and Ju Li in Penang - Part Two

The wedding dinner was held at Eastern & Oriental Hotel - another gem of Penang. Established in 1885 E &O had hosted a glittering array of celebrities like Rudyard Kipling, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks.

The groom being a good sport
Champagne flowing