Awesome Homemade Ice-Cream @ Kedai Kopi Kow Po, Bentong

Jul 12, 10 at 12:15 am

While making our way back from Taman Negara, I actually drove to Bentong for its famous homemade ice-cream shop, Kow Po. I have heard of this for so long but never had chance to try it so when opportunity came knocking, there’s no second thought.

Now, the funny thing is, I was with my 4 other friends, none of them actually knew about this.

Driving in Bentong town is not that hard. Assisted by my trusty GPS-enabled phone and also the locality of the shop which is just beside the main road, we made it at first attempt. :/
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Kek Lok Si Temple Octagonal Pavilion

Jul 9, 10 at 1:02 am

During my visit to Penang last month, we drove up to Kek Lok Si temple for a closer look at its new octagonal pavilion. The 20-storey high pavilion, built to shelter the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) bronze statue, sits atop the hill and can be seen as far as from Gurney, the place I stayed throughout my trip.

Kek Lok Si, Penang
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Taman Negara Getaway (4)

Jul 4, 10 at 11:14 pm

There were so many people waiting in line and we were not excluded. But alas, after an hour or so, our group was called up and we duly lined up for it. And soon, we were up walking in the middle of the jungle. The canopy walkway is 10 metres high, so it was an enjoyable walk and to be able to see more of the rainforest from high up was an awesome experience.

The canopy walkway

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I couldn’t recall much about the canopy walk because it happened too fast or maybe I was busy taking photos. So, let the photos do the talking.

Taman Negara Getaway (3)

Jun 28, 10 at 12:00 am

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Day 2.

We woke up rather late by travel standards, and since breakfast is provided at the hotel itself, we duly prepared for the day’s activities before heading out.

Breakfast at hotel was nice and after that, we took the pickup truck provided by the hotel and made our way back to LBK to begin our activities. Again, with the same group of people we met the previous night and we waited patiently for the boat to come and pick us up.

At Kuala Tahan
Camwhoring while waiting for the boat

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The boat that will bring us all around
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Sunshine Bay Seafood Restaurant, Tanjung Bungah

Jun 26, 10 at 9:57 pm

During my short stay in Penang, I managed to visit Sunshine Bay Seafood Restaurant located at Tanjung Bungah thanks to one of our friend’s tips. For me, it is quite hard to describe the proper direction to the place but you can always check this site for a more comprehensive and detailed write-ups.

We reached the place at around 7.30pm on a beautiful Saturday evening and it was packed to the max. We managed to secure a table for seven of us and the lady boss recommended some of the dishes for us.

We waited quite a while, probably 20 minutes or so but that’s okay with us because of the overwhelming crowd that day.

Sunshine Bay Seafood Restaurant
Stir-fried siu bak choy

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Durian Fest at Balik Pulau, Penang

Jun 23, 10 at 12:58 am

I was in Penang for a short getaway last weekend for some good food and good company. One of the highlights from the trip was the durian excursion at Balik Pulau. In fact, if you have not heard about it, this is the place where you can get relatively good durian. Well, I shall leave the fact findings to my friends who hail from Penang as I’m going to talk about the ongoing Durian Fest happening right now at Balik Pulau.
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Balik Pulau, Penang