Monday, May 18, 2015

Day 2 : Penang Trip 1/5/15 – 3/5/15

Day 1 (click here)

Day 2

Check out as early as 9.30am, we took bus no 101 again to Georgetown. We asked the bus driver to stop us at any junction that nearby to our 2nd nite stay, An-Nur Ancasa Express Apartment, located at Jalan Kampung Kolam, within the famous Masjid Kapitan Keling, Armenian Street & Ah Quee Street.

It seems like an old school which has been transformed to an apartment

After settled with our early check-in and placed our bags at the reception area, we thought of having our breakfast at the recommended food place, Roti Canai Transfer Road. Macam dekat tapi jauh. Hahaha… After walking for almost half an hour, we decided not to look for the stall, we had our brunch at Restoran Nasi Kandar Pokok Ketapang. Huhuhu..

Managed to capture some street arts
Street arts hunting is a must in Penang

Thereafter, proceed to the nearby bus station, took the CAT bus – free shuttle bus in town area. Stopped at Komtar & took bus no 204 to Penang Hill. Bus fare RM2.

This might be useful for those travelling by bus in Georgetown

Clean & systematic bus terminal

Bila bosan dalam bas!

Guess what?? It took us one and half hour to reach Penang Hill!! Goshhh… Sudah la berdiri dalam bas!! And the sad part was, it was raining when we reached there!! Sandiii kannn…  Sakitnya tuh di sini!!

The rain, the us & the crowd!!

Even though it was raining, people were still queuing to purchase train ticket. Long queue as expected and we decided not to proceed. After photo session, we left Penang Hill dengan hati yang kuciwa! *sigh*

Again, we have to go through terrible jam, so instead of droppin' at Komtar, we chose to drop at somewhere near Komtar. Waze & Google Map indicated that the walking journey should be about 15-20mins from GAMA mall to our Apartment. Unfortunately, we lost! HP, either out of battery, hang or out of coverage! We decided to walk and walk. When we bumped into two ladies in nursing uniform, I quickly catch them. They both were so generous and led us the way. It was a big round we made!! Grrrr..

Anyway, we decided to go for dinner first. If we are to go back to the apartment, I 100% sure we won’t be going anywhere else. Penat ok! So, dinner was at Restoran Kapitan, as recommended by the apartment reception. Less than 10 mins walk from the apartment.

Claypot Chicken Briyani

To us, the food, Claypot Chicken Briyani so-so saja. The service was bad. Unfriendly crews & slow service. In fact, I cancelled my supposed-to-tapau cheese-naan. Hmmm.. This restaurant, gave me same impression as the Restaurant Zam Zam in Singapore. Mentang2 ramai recommend…

The living hall & kitchen area

Back to apartment. EXHAUSTED!!

Long queue at the Nasi Kandar Beratur! 
One of the recommended eating places..

By the way, the apartment is very basic! Nothing is provided. No toiletries. No kettle. If you need anything, most of the items are chargeable at RM5 if not mistaken. We named it as Hotel 5 Ringgit! Hahaha… Location wise mmg ok. Can fetch CAT bus in front the hotel. To avoid stuck in the jam, we prefer walking. In case you plan to stay here, please get ready RM150 for a refundable deposit.

Stay tuned for Day 3..

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