Monday, June 29, 2015

[penang trip] George Town + food gem

The Lithuanian-born artist, Ernest Zacharevic left his mark in Penang with all his beautiful wall paintings over George Town.

Penang Street Art has been an appealing highlight for all tourists from all around the world. George Town, Penang has therefore developed into a vibrant street art area and scene!

Boy on Chair

I love these fortune cats!

The street art includes metal sculpture as well, and these are made of steel rods

Little children on a Bicycle

Uncle Mike got us tickets to Khoo Kongsi Temple which is located in Cannon Square in the heart of the oldest part of the city of George Town. It is a large Chinese clan-house with a highly decorated with ancient  Chinese ornaments, and this marks the dominant presence of Chinese culture in Penang.

 The famous Khoo Kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country and is also one of the city’s major historic attractions. 

I love the way the temple retains its authentic historical setting!

It was a heritage/artful experience and I'm sure most tourists feel the same way. I enjoyed venturing along the small laneways and back alleys in search of arts.

Upon reaching Penang, Uncle Mike drove us to Lorong Baru for dinner.

I had Penang Char Kway Teow, and the difference between theirs and our version is that there is no sweet black sauce added.

A nice charcoal-fried Char Kway Teow is charged with a price of RM6.

Lor Bak is usually served as an appetizer. I love the Lor Bak in Penang as they are perfectly marinated and the meat tasted flavorful and tender too. They are deep-fried to perfection with a brown crispy exterior.

The Lor Bak is best eaten with a dip of chilli sauce and the home-made thick starchy 'Lor' gravy sauce.

I love the Hokkien Mee the best in Penang and I love slurping the fragrant soup and the chilli paste enhanced the whole taste of the soup.

Chendol is one of Malaysian's favorite desserts, and we had a bowl of refreshing chendol from 'Penang Road Famous Chendol' at RM3. We had our chendol at the roadside, beside the stall.

There is a stall selling Assam Laksa just right beside the Chendol stall, and each bowl cost about RM5 and it consist of thick rice noodles, spicy mackerel-based soup, vegetables and a generous amount of shrimp paste to adjust the sourness of the Assam Laksa.

The soup is flavorful with a generous amount of flaky mackerel. It is not the best Assam Laksa but definitely a decent one!

This post round up my 3D 2N experience in Penang, and thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cafe-hopping + Jess Baby and friends

Joanne and I got an invitation from OSG Bar to be part of the Beta Testing Program and do a Beta Preview of the place. We were given a glass of complimentary cocktail once we arrived and were seated.

Chloe joined us and we had a fun after-work girls' chat at OSG Bar.
TGIF! We re-visited Antoinette for some quality time spent, and we went to the outlet at Penhas Road which is pretty near my place. 

As usual, I still love their ambience which bears a contemporary Victorian-style setting.

 We ordered 2 pieces of cakes and 2 pots of tea which came to a bill of SGD43. The damage was pretty hefty! Oh well, I think the ambience comes with a price tag too, I suppose.

Yay, I had another café-hopping experience within the same week!
I wore the flowery top which was a gift from Jasmine, as she just came back from her M'sia trip.
In case, you want a clearer/ full view of the top, here you go!
Apart of the top, I was also wearing a brown studded leather strap from Linda who also just came back from Brisbane, Australia. Thanks for the lovely accessory!
Baby brought me to Drury Lane again and we had our afternoon tea there. Recently, the weather in Singapore is scorching and kinda humid, so we decided to forgo tea for coolers instead.
We ordered the home-made coolers and shared a plate of Weekend Special - Pancakes with Smoked Salmon. Thanks Baby for making my weekend a lovely one! 

A large Gundam has docked in Singapore, and the big replica Gundam was situated at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City. It reminded me my happy times in Odaiba, as the original one is situated there!
This photo was taken in Odaiba during my last year visit to Tokyo, Japan. The statue figure is way bigger and taller in Japan as compared the one in Singapore. Nevertheless, it is still an eye treat for our fellow Singaporeans and as well as for the tourists.
I end my post with my lunch with the girls (Meryl + Jasmine) at Tampopo.