Monday, December 19, 2011

Penang with family 带家人去槟城

First of all, I'm sorry this post is going to be in Chinese language. The reason is because my sister is going to read about it and share among her friends. This is 2 days 1 night Penang trip with my lovely mother, 2nd aunt & my sister, of course with my partner as tour guide. :D

老妈七早八早就起床(听可爱的妹妹说老妈整晚睡不着),然后驾车与妹妹从丹绒加弄去到巴生载二姨。大约八点多全部都到八打灵白沙罗舅舅家。我吃了鱼圆清汤面而妈姨妹则吃Roti Canai。九点中,驾老妈的Vios车出发去。从白沙罗TOL出去Baru Lembah Klang Highway直到与南北大道交叉,就这样顺利的向北冲去。

天气非常合作,大家一路上有说有笑,她们都迫不及待想观光槟城(她们没想到恶梦就将来临。呵呵!)。在Tapah停歇站上了厕所,我们再继续路程。我可驾得有点不耐烦。不过为了她们,什么都行。老妈可没有去过槟城,说了都不知道有人会笑吗!不过我们家乡kampung人就是什么地方都没去过。我去过了几个地方,算是天赐福了。驾到靠近Bandar Bahru就堵车了。堵得我口出“文章”,什么都骂!应该吓到妈姨妹,心想我这个人怎么那么粗了(我原本就是粗人嘛 - Kampung人)。原来是出车祸,浪费了大概四十分钟吧!要不然我们早就吃着午餐了。当时大家都肚子叫饿了,我这个人又不能饿过度,不然进风就死了。看到槟城桥,就是到了槟城。心情特别爽,因为肚子很饿了!槟城出名美食嘛!

因为大家都饿极了,所以就去Lorong Selamat吃槟城著名的炒果条(Fried Kuey Tiao)。那个小店依然是高朋满座。非常幸运当时有人要离开了,我们就霸了那张桌子。对了,如果你是驾车去那边的话,可以parking在隔壁的空地,他们收你停车费2块钱(合理吧?呵呵)。一口气就叫了10盘炒果条!总共是6个人(一位槟城朋友见我们也一起吃)。价钱又起了!7块半钱一盘!天啊!记得年头我来的时候才6块钱!

二姨吃得特别快!

本人就吃了2盘,而且是9个大虾!因为二姨不吃虾,所以我就要了!来这里除了为了炒果条,也不能没了虾!等着炒果条的时刻,妈叫了蚝煎(Fried Oyster Omelette)。好像是16块钱。

老妈二姨都吃得津津有味。她们说不会有腥味,煎得好。而我和妹妹都只顾着蛋而已。

吃完了后我们就赶去Tune Hotel。Tune Hotel就在Lorong Selamat和Jalan Burma的交叉点。所以呢,如果你想天天吃炒果条,那么就住这里吧!

到了Tune Hotel也就下午两点钟。万万没有想到的是Tune Hotel竟然没有提供过夜Parking!每个进入都要5块钱!我们需要check in然后再出来,这样就5块钱!如果晚上回Tune Hotel又要5块钱。天啊!每个人都说AirAsia是救佛,说什么人人都能飞,机票廉价;其实是sucker来的!什么小东西都要钱!加加起来都很贵下!(结果晚上没有得parking,只好park隔壁,更加贵!)进入房后,大家都休息一个钟头然后5点钟再出发找美食。

真的很累!我休息了还不够!大家5点钟在lobby集合,然后接下去的节目是去泰式佛教庙堂,买香饼,然后去Gurney Drive。首先去了泰式佛教庙,结果关了!我们迟了几分钟!泰式佛教庙是早上9点开给公众看,5点钟关门。我们就在外面拍了几张图。其实这个庙,我之前来过槟城几次都很有印象的是那个黄金宝塔。因为去Gurney Drive的路上都会看到这宝塔。

幸好我有拍这张图片。看到黄金宝塔吗?LOL

失望后,我们就去买香饼。去了馨香饼家看看,不明白为何她们很快就出来说没有了。之后就去益香饼家看看。结果还是一样没有,不过可以订购,明早可以拿。我还是搞不清楚什么是香饼,因为不同区的香饼是不同的,结果我买了5盒小豆沙饼。RM5.50一盒(小盒共16粒)。老妈买了4盒,二姨找不到pandan味道的豆沙饼。看来好像很多失望哦!

而我却觉得很不舒服!结果到了Gurney Plaza后,去厕所“劳塞”(diarrhea)。一直以来去槟城的后果就是肚子不舒服,这次也不例外。在Gurney Plaza买了两件长裤,非常cheap! Quality也cheap!无所谓啦,反正是便宜!晚餐我们就在香港金加利餐厅吃。我没有胃口,就吃了点点的面线。 妈姨妹又吃得津津有味!我在想,等下还要吃夜宵呢!在Gurney Plaza最底层的那一楼,我们发现了新乐记饼家(Loke Kee)。怡保特产!好友的姐姐最喜欢的萨奇马(Shat Kek Ma Cookies)在这里有卖!我就买了两包再加另一包是余合香饼。

余合香饼(RM 9.80), 萨奇马(RM 5.80)

哈哈!去槟城买怡保的特产,笑死你吗?死吧!哈哈!只是顺便而已!

宵夜的时间也到了。妈姨妹听其他同乡人说Rojak很好吃。好吃的原因是他们都有放脆脆的炸油条。Gurney Drive的夜宵街真的人山人海!不是第一次看过,不过还是要哇一声!那么多人喜欢吃这些路边当口的小食!

妈姨妹又成功霸了两个桌子,而我负责order!叫了10块钱的Rojak给她们吃!然后还有Ice Kacang!

 妈和二姨很喜欢这个rojak!


卖这个椰水的小哥哥蛮好看的。。哈哈

吃着吃着,竟然给二姨看到其中一档有卖pandan味的豆沙饼!哈哈!听说是买给外婆吃的。买了后,我们也就这样回去Tune Hotel睡觉!老妈走得很累了,脚都出水份!而且大家的肚子都觉得不舒服!除了二姨!她可走得很享受!呵呵!在还没去拿车前,去了G Hotel看看。其实原因是要去厕所。


 可爱的妹妹!

帅气的哥哥!哈哈

就这样一天过了!我的肚子还是不舒服!
第二天的旅程是早餐去吃印度炒面,福建面(槟城人都叫福建面,不过我们吉隆坡是叫虾面),再去看看泰式佛教庙,因为她们很想看那个大大的睡佛!之后去益香拿我们订购的豆沙饼。最后一个地方要去的是极乐诗。早餐的地点是Lorong Bangkok! 好吃的印度炒面就在这里!

 Order 一个大,一个小;妈姨妹分享。同时她们还要印度炒面!GENG!


印度炒面!非常好吃!里面放了Sotong片还有蛋!如果你要加辣是可以的,不过普通辣就够了,因为辣得甜。棒!

妈和姨一直赞不停!呵呵!幸好她们enjoy!
吃饱了大家走路去泰式佛教庙,因为它就在下条街吧了。终于给她们看到了美丽的睡佛!我拍了几张,分享下。







他们都忙着清理...也好,给你们看看大概睡佛有多大。

也没有什么特别,就是很多像。墙壁上都有很多图片,述说着故事来源。最后,拿了饼后,我们去极乐诗。其实我也不想走下去了,因为我很累。想到二姨要从下面爬上去,我头昏了。幸好另一个方法是可以驾车去到上面的。结果我们一下子就到上面了。真的很厉害,什么神像都有。妹妹很想爬,结果老妈不能爬;就这样我们停了少过10分钟就走人了。哈哈。连拜拜都没有!庆幸的是我看了比她们多。哈哈。图片如下:










极乐诗不是有个很大的观音吗?对.....对不起。我们没有上去到那边,在下面也拍不到观音的风景!哈哈!Paiseh! 

就这样子,我们回去吉隆坡!回去的路程上,我们在几个停歇站休息,主要是我要去厕所。泻肚!就来说为何我们5个里面,4个人都泻肚,我是最厉害那个。而二姨竟然没有泻肚。后来才知道原因是来自于Lorong Selamat那个老姨的炒果条!她的虾有问题!二姨没事是因为她没有吃那三个大虾,我全部都吃了!其他人也吃。真的很不干净!虽然是槟城出名的炒果条档,但是现在越来越不像话!价钱贵,吃得又不舒服,卖水的又不友善,还泻肚!你们说,值得吗?哈哈!我个人不只是一次的经验,相信去过的人都清楚吧?!?

其实很多地方都没有去如Batu Ferringi, 升旗山还有Queens Bay Mall。不过也没有什么好玩。Penang trip就这样咯。最后想分享这个video clip。。献给我妹妹。哈哈








Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dubai (day 7- last day) - Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, Madinat Jumeirah, Al Muna, Mina A Salam

This will be my last post about U.A.E trip (Dubai). Well, not many readers following anyway. So I just take my time to update. This day is the last full day in Dubai and the next day will be taking flight going back to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. 

It was an easy & relax day. First in the morning we went to the top of Burj Khalifa and hanging out in The Dubai Mall & Souk Al Bahar in the afternoon. For dinner friends brought us to one of the top restaurant and their favorite, in Madinat Jumeirah

Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai and the TALLest building on earth. Like I said before, you have to get the tickets in advance to avoid sold out or expensive tickets. 

The ticket counter

The tickets we bought in advanced 2 days costs 100 Dhs per person. We asked what if we want to go in right now (it was at night time), the lady said 400 Dhs (per person? ). It was crazy! Maybe night view of Dubai is more fascinating therefore cost more. Kekeke. To enter the building, you have to pass by security check. It feels like in the airport, checking in. Hahaha. Then you will have to walk a short distance to take the lift. Along the journey you will see pictures on the wall telling you the history of Dubai. Then queue up for the lift. The lift doorman explained that it's going to take us 60 seconds to reach the observatory floor of Burj Khalifa which is at 124th floor. Total floor is 160. (So, at 124th floor still wasn't at the top of Burj Khalifa..kekeke) 

Here I show you all the photos I took At The Top of Burj Khalifa observatory floor. 

 The Dubai Mall

 Souk Al Bahar





 Look at the highway interchange-link

 MRT (this station I believe is Burj Dubai Metro station)

 YES. That's The World (small islands that form the map of the world-earth)



 People are waiting for the lift.


 This is the only stall you can see At The Top in observatory floor. (indoor)
We bought a bag and 2 short pants. I bought myself poker card (silver color) 



 Silver-plated poker card that cost me 50 Dhs.

This is the bag. Cheap comes with cheap quality of course. Kekeke.


 Lego you can buy..so expensive. For so small version costs you hundred+ Dhs.

 Remind me of KLCC that I got it from Mitchelle, my ex colleague.

 I wasn't sure what were they arguing or they just happened to pose right there. :)

Then this couple..hmm..I know..they were in love, in a forbidden country. Great shot!

 souvenir for your friends...LOL

 Finally we saw this GOLD machine. It works like an ATM. You put in the money and it gives you gold! Buy gold in Dubai is cheap! LOL

 Look at the price. I have no idea what's gold market in my country and I'm not interested anyway. Compare it in your country price and probably you might getting one or two when you are going to Dubai. Kekeke

 This is the sample of the sizes.

Around 1 hour later, we hit down and to Souk Al Bahar. There are so much things (mostly souvenirs) to buy in Souk Al Bahar. Of course we just went there for meals. There are few good restaurants. We went to Karma Kafe, highly recommended by friend. Yes, it was absolutely good.

 Souk Al Bahar. I was in the connected bridge from one of the Dubai mall wing to Souk  Al Bahar. If you notice the people walking behind me their eyes were looking at right is because Burj Khalifa building is right there. Kekeke

 It is Souk Al Bahar. It's a huge Souk!

 Inside Souk Al Bahar









 Sunset Bento set


 My Mongolian Beef. This is one of the best meal I had in Dubai.




If I go to Dubai again, I will definitely go there again for the Mongolian Beef. Kekeke. Well never realized that there was another one of the best restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah. That's for dinner :) Because of night view the camera not good with, scenery photos are limited (Gosh! You really have to bring good camera if you going to Madinat Jumeirah! No jokes!) but I managed to snap the food that we all love so much from the restaurant. If I recall correctly, the restaurant name is Al Muna, in Mina A Salam, a grand boutique hotel in Madinat Jumeirah. I remembered very well that we had to take a boat that it will take you to the hotel. It was a magical journey that you can't believe you are in a boat looking at the amazing local souk building structure and if you looking out to the skyline, you'll see Burj Al Arab with blue color (different colors from time to time) light on the whole building. It was so romantic. Kekeke. If you are rich, you can be romantic too with such luxury hospitality that you can buy with money. LOL.












 I love this!




 Black Squid Ink Rice! Squid Ink!!!! My first time and it was good. :)


Really nice. Squid ink. Can you get it in Malaysia? hmm...

It was wonderful trip. Everything was smooth and really really appreciate friend's best hospitality. They planned itinerary for us and brought us here and there. It won't be so enjoyable without their help. 

Everything come to an end. The next day we dropped by Dubai International Financial Centre to have good meal before friend dropping us to the airport. All suited guys, oh gosh. Kekeke. 

Dubai trip - The End.

My coming trip will be, Taiwan. This trip will be going with best friend between 25th February to 3rd March 2012. Looking forward to it. Taiwan FUN! 

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