Monday, August 2, 2010

penang trip 2010

Penang trip 29-31 july 2010

Finally this trip comes into reality after almost one year of really wanting to go there (I had promised sarah to give her a visit since I’m home last year!) thanks to Allah, I had this opportunity.
Peluang untuk menjejak kaki ke tanah pinang.

So I had been there for 3 days.
3 good days

Some little notes about this trip
Overall, my budget
-rm 100 for 2 way bus ticket from kuala terengganu to penang.
-rm 100 for makan2
-and I am lucky to have sarah, providing me free place to stay, plus most of transport right there.
So that makes total of rm200 for the basic things
And as this is what sarah call ‘my shopping trip’ I spent nearly rm400 for clothes, nearly rm100 for books, and rm 820 for a new handphone hahaha. As long as if u are not planning to do quite a shopping, then basically this trip cost me rm200..whoaaa!!

So, this shopping trip start..
28 july /9.00pm
I took my bus from hentian bas kuala terengganu (thanks to tikah, she sent me there from our hostel, ehehe..) SP Bumi is quite punctual, we departed at 9.01pm. I got a comfy one seat kerusi, and most importantly no one sebelah to talk to..haha. (my biggest problem is when i have someone to talk to beside me lol), so I sleep like a baby.
We stopped at somewhere I didn’t know J at 12midnight for prayer, and finally sg nibong, I am here! At around 5.30am.
Sg nibong bus station is acceptably acceptable- clean toilet, surau is clean. I do subuh prayer while waiting for sarah to pick me up.

29 july
finally I met my long-missed buddy- sarah! After quick hug, she drove us for breakfast. 3 of us, had tosai, something like a lempeng makan cicah dengan kuah2 curry and other kuah’s. plus roti bakar cicah telur masak separuh- sedappp!

7.30 welcome to my home –said sarah. Me and her did some long qadha tidor till noon hahaha..

2.00 pm after prayer , sarah bawak aku makan the famous nasi kandar in town NASI KANDAR LINE CLEAR at penang street. Tasted almost all the lauks, ayam sotong daging sayor seme I amik satu set haha..< kenduri sakan nampak> as sarah’s nye abang said :)hehehe that cost us nearly rm20 for three. That makes me kekenyangan for almost the whole day hahah..After that, we stopped for a while at pasar chowrasta – a must go shop for that famous penang’s jeruk(or else u will get that very same jeruk at higher prices). I borong 5kg for rm30.

Then sarah drove me to some sea side around there.. had some girl-to-girl talk hehe, sambil minum air kelapa tepi pantai and making some ridiculous guess about prices for new lot of bungalows right there.(which later we knew ‘s 4 juta rm ) loll..

5.00 to queensbay.. u know what people did at a shopping mall, yea! I got myself some clothes, plus books. and One nice thing sarah suggested and I like is the TAKO TAO> something like fishball. Made mixed of potatoes, campur some kind of flour which has isi2- u can choose nak isi apa. I tried the sotong one.cost rm 4.30 for 3balls but worth to try lots of cheese and so creamy!.prayer room there was spacy but no aircond huhu..

7.00 back home. Do our prayer, the off to Jawi > my brother’s home

9.30 jawi I;m here.. have our dinner kat kedai around there, cost me less than rm20 for 3person. and at home makan some durian- really this is my first durian for this season-haven’t ate yet lolll! Slept at nearly one o’clock and dozed off till morning.

30 july
get ready to off while my brother, khadhir get ready to get to work, as well as kak ida. We off at almost same time. me and sarah back to island, them –to work.
Along the way, got very sleepy and yahahaha…lambatnye sampai! Plus morning is not a good time to cross the penang bridge loll…the traffic was heavy and slow.
But then, at last we’re home again, after stopped for take away breakfast kat warung tepi jalan near our flat. It’s really cheap, rice with any lauk cost me not more than rm5 for two. And after breakfast, we dooooooozeed off again until almost noon yahaha..
And today’s plan is to get me my new handphone, so at

2pm we off again to bukit jambul.The best place to get you a phone- full selection of options are there. But before that we went for lunch at GIANT bayan baru for this particular sizzling mee that sarah love very much, this cost less than rm10 for two.what a cheap place to stay-I thought! And there we had moist choc cake for rm5, purely chocolate- even it was only a small piece, we’re totally puas hati. Then did some shopping there- sarah got her baju raya here..i got some piece of clothes too

6.30 after prayer , we’re off to bukit jambul.
Thanks Allah, the very first handphone shop I had my sit, I dah nampak hp yang I berkenan so I just grab one. (so easyy) or else I know it will be very very difficult andat last I don’t want to buy is sony ericson. It wasn’t the latest ones but the only spec that I was looking for is a good hp for a cam. This thing I bought has cam with 5 MP. That’s enough already.
Then comes the other part of shopping. And I got jelous with sarah bcoz she already jumpa her baju raya, so I was quite bersunguh to look for my baju raya too, and finally I got my baju raya here lollll….and then we stopped by at kamdar just beside , and sarah got some kain2 for her other bajuraya.
9.00 had dinner at ?(lupe dahh heheh) nasi beriani and ayam tandoori. Makan sampai kekenyangan. Cost around rm16 for two.

10.00 ‘twas rainy rintik2 and we head off to padang kota lama and had lepak2 dalam hujan rintik2 sambil makan cake and minum air and makan kacang rebus di tepi laut until we felt quite wet and runny nose so we head off –home. Esok pulak!
But then aqma- sarah’s sister brought us home a pizza- so we’re having pizza at like 1am in the morning sambil2 I try to explore my newly bought hp haha..tidor dalam kekenyangan, alhamdulillah.

31 july
My last day here
Today’s plan is to batu feringghi by bus. Since the first day I told sarah I wanted to naik that rapid penang and today is the time.
We’re off at like after zohor time and go for lunch first at jln sri pinang, one more time I said it aloud to myself, what a cheap place to eat- rm3 for a plate(actually depend on what kind of lauk did u pick, of course) – no where to get in kuala terenngganu (I think so), rm1 for a glass.initially nak naik motor to komtar then take bus from there, but then it’s rainy so we decided to go by bus from home.
So we hop on bus from home to jetty (weld quay)- cost me rm1 then from there we take bus 101 to batu feringgi, costing rm2.70 per person.
Reach there at around 3pm, walk along the beach and snap some photo with ‘my newly bought handphone” looolll..and watching people riding that ski boat and banana thing, and most fascinating one is the parachute thing- I’m just to scary to try any hehehe.. makin besar makin penakut hahaha.
Around 6pm we take bus back home to komtar. Stopped by at near komtar and sempat lagi samabr baju and sluars selai dua lagi hehehe.. and do our prayer there then back home.
Home at nearly 8
So aku kelam kabutlah take bath and do my prayer and rush to sg nibong bus station to catch my bus at 9.00pm

Departed at 9.05pm
Bye penang!
Hope to be here again J

That’s about technical things..where I’ve been, what I’ve done.. but there’s lots of things or what I call- eye opener sights, is all I’m looking for. Especially during my last day- with public transport I know more about different economical classes in this crowded community. To delicate to be expressed in word, but that is the thing that makes my trip most memorable.


Thousand of thanks to
Sarah- the person who makes this trip real for me, thanks a lot!
Abg khadhir- i’m looking forward to stay at your home nx time I ‘ll be there
Kak ida- thanks for the durian J
Aqma- thanks for that delicious pizza!
Che azhar- thanks for everything, I can’t find the right word to say.. but then, if it wasn’t you, maybe I was to cancelled my trip from the beginning, whoaaa!!.

Dah rindu penang !

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