Our Malaysian Adventure9:39:00 PM
If you're following me on Instagram then you'd already know that i am currently in Malaysia! I am in KL now but will be flying back to Singapore for a few more days before going back to Indonesia (i actually miss Surabaya already! Or maybe just the people i love there haha). We've been in Malaysia for about a week and had quite a wonderful time (until today. Because whenever we're about to fly my mum would always pick a fight with me, i have no idea why fear of flying must means getting angry at oher people for no reason whatsoever, i seriously think she needs to see a shrink-i mean... It's not exactly okay!!!) putting our best tourist faces on!
That picture was taken on our second day in Penang at Penang Peranakan Mansion. We didn't do anything much on the first day (because we arrived pretty late in the evening so most touristy places were already closed) other than wandering in the malls nearby and did some shopping (mostly at Watsons and H&M).
Other than Singapore, Malaysia is the other country we frequently visit. One, it's nearby Indonesia, and two, it's a very cheap holiday destination. Seriously, most things are so cheap here, even compared to Indonesia. Although i don't really buy clothes here (i dunno why, their fashion's so different from my style!), i never fail to go crazy at their drugstores and of course, my beloved Daisooooo!
I won't be doing the day by day blog posts like when i travel to other countries, but i will blog about some of the places we went to (mostly in Penang because we didn't do anything but shop and eat in KL, we've been to their touristy places many times in previous visits) so i'll just summarized some of the things we did while we're in Malaysia-with pictures mostly taken from my IG (let me remind you, it's @Mgirl83 *LOL*).
We ate at hawker centres :
I also kept on insisting on taking holiday OOTD slash "i've been there" shots :
Still at Penang Peranakan Mansion. I took loads of pics of the amazing place (it's actually a family resident turned heritage site slash museum) and will definitely be blogging about it, but for now please enjoy the silly ones i took with my Ipad, like this one of Hunny and KC pretending to smoke opiums (directed by the local guide, he even provided the "opium pipes" LOLOLOL) :
The song "Genie in the Bottle" plays on repeat on my head that day -___-. I also made Baby Boy pose everywhere as usual :
That's in the mansion's kitchen area. I like how they allow us to interact and touch the things, as logn as we're being respectful and careful of course!
We shopped for local delicacies (errrr, not me. My mum and CL mostly. I only bought white coffee in this store but the statues were just too cute to pass) :
Btw, we rented a car on our second day at Penang and the nice driver took us to these tourist places (contact me if you want his number in case you need a driver to take you around in Penang, he is highly recommended, Mr. Louis). After the mansion, we went to the Reclining Buddha at a Thai Buddhist temple :
Apparently i've been to these places before (i mean, i remember that i've been to Penang before, but i seriously can't remember visiting these places!), but i guess i was there when i was really little (we went to Penang again during my teenage years but only went to shopping malls and eating areas) because i have no recollection of the visit whatsoever so i felt like i was there for the first time (which is great!)...
Rode a tram to climb up and see the cool view, enjoy the breeze and snacks *LOL*
We were staying in Armenian Street Heritage Hotel because they have an affordable family rooms (with two big beds) and they looked promising on the website. I should remember that i need to run a mile away after reading the word "heritage" when i'm travelling with my mum *LOLOLOL*. It's of course, located in an old building (but the room's pretty modern. Well, not VERY modern, it's mostly wooden furniture and all) in the heart of Georgetown, the OLD city. It feels like a very old Chinese neigbourhood and a good ole, vintage neighbourhood would have anything and everything-including Funeral Services and coffin sellers *LOLOLOLOL*. My mum demanded to move to another hotel (which is new, but hey-it was built on a ground where there used to be old buildings too. And then she encountered a rather paranormal experience in that expensive hotel room and i stayed cozy and comfy in our huge room in the old hotel *LOL*).
Here's how the hall looks like :
Btw, the hotel also connected to a very affordable, great quality (both the very polite and prompt service to the yummy foods) kopitiam (it's actually more like a coffeeshop) called Beans Heritage where we had our breakfasts at. I had half-boiled omega eggs with buttered toasts for two days in a row :
While in Malaysia, we've also been gorging ourselves silly, i mean... i actually got so stuffed that i got tummy aches (very bad ones!!!) and felt like i was in a food coma *sigh*. Here are some stuffs that we had :
Btw, how cute is he in this hat?
On the third (and final full day in Penang), we went to Tunnel of Time, the History Museum. Was quite shocked at how small the museum was...
On the fourth day, we were going to Cameron Highland-of course we wanted to be early so we arranged the pickup with Mr. Louis at 11 (the bus' scheduled at 12.45 but never left until 1.30 *LOL*) and we were more than just a little bit early so we took a detour to the Snake Temple :
Where Baby Boy took a pic with a huge, very heavy snake :
Then we're finally otw to Cameron Highland!
So we had breakfast at Old Town White Coffee, also in the same mall...
Anyway, that's pretty much how our trp in Malaysia went down! It's very late so i better go to sleep now, hope my mum would be in a more normal mood tomorrow (shouldn't bet on it, we'll be flying back to Indonesia within days! She'll most definitely pick another fight with me ARGHHHHH so effing frustrating!).