Let’s start with a video instead. Let the video do the talking and introduction!
Foods there are pretty good I must say. Having ordered the minced beef rice, steamboat and eggs as shown above costs us about RM 35. Definitely will visit this place again in the future. I don’t do too much of food blogging. So, let’s leave it to the expert here.
Spice garden(Batu Ferringhi) isn’t just about its spices only. It serves as a major photo-shooting choice for many of local folks as well as those from outstation. I was *ahem* honored to be able to do a couple photo-shoot session with my colleague earlier last week. The result….
Shame to tell that this is my very first time covering couple photo shooting. There’s really lots to learn from this outing. Apart from being able to test my newly acquired reflector, I have learned a lot on how to coordinate the whole process. The next outing would be definitely better in photo quality, faster in shooting and setting-up and lighter in equipments carried.
Lots of thanks to Wendy for helping out in this photo shooting session. She fell sick one day after that due to dehydration. Some photos are taken by her too!
I would have forgotten when I last went to Pulau Tikus if there’s date printed on the photo. This time, I went with my company’s colleagues.
As usual, we booked for 3 hours for RM24. The journey to the island was quite a tough one as we were moving against the current. It took us a good 45 minutes to reach there but just a mere 27 minutes to get back from the island. I guess current does play a big role here.
The sea was on low tide that morning. And for this, we were able to land on the sandy area which made life a lot easier compared to the last time I went there. We had to land on the bumpy rocky area the last time around. It was definitely much more dangerous than landing on sandy area. Thank god.
As the tide is still low that time, we were able to explore around the island on foot. Juggling through the rocky terrain is what we mostly encountered as what we can see from the map on the left.
We even met some people who took boat to the island to chill and fish.
Surely a good experience kayak-ing there sometimes. Oh ya, after ‘conquering’ the island for the second time. I would like to give some tips if you are planning a trip there anytime soon!
Sunblock. Yes, definitely needed.
Sunglasses. If you are not OK with the strong blinding sunlight.
Waterproof container. For you to keep important stuff.
Sweet/candy are recommended.
Drinking water. Critical.
Complete set of spare clothes.
Vinegar. In case of jellyfish attack! (You can borrow from the kayak rental office)
And lastly, you may want to go on low tide. You will enjoy much better there and a lot safer.
Yes! It’s now on again this year! Penang Floral Festival, added into the Penang calender, it’s now an annual festive event.
This year, the Botanical Garden brought in 3 trams powered by 1300cc eco-friendly engine capable of moving about 30 people at a time. It is learned that the trams would be used to bring visitors for a stroll circling the park for a good relaxed 15 minutes. As part of the effort to move people around better for the event, they are now commissioned to fetch people from designated car park to the event location.
In order to serve the increasing crowd to the festival, Tram ride is introduced to help transporting visitors from nearby carpark. The route served is from the car park near the exit of youth park to the entrance of Botanical Garden. Adults are charged 1 ringgit per ride and children can enjoy half the rate.
Surely there’s a lot to see and learn from the event. It’s not just about flowers, there’s also educational booths set up for the young (and adults too!) to learn more about mother nature! It’s now on from 31 May 2009 to 7 June 2009. Visit the official website for more information.
I’ll see if I can make myself free during the period, I’ll want to shoot more photos! It ain’t gonna be enough! Never! Hope you enjoy the photos I took.
I got a little flyer one day when I got back from work. It talks about Balik Pulau. History, map, attractions.
There’s lots of things to see and learn from the flyer itself and I’m impressed by the work of it.
I learned lots of new things about Balik Pulau from that I never knew before even though I was born and raised in this little town itself. I get to know that the roundabout that I drive around is once used to feed those thirsty horses commuting around the township many years ago. There’s lots to see and get impressed with the town heritage and culture!
Well, sorry that I forgot to scan the flyer and show you guys here. Just plain talk. But hey, they actually have a website and I think by know it has been gaining some popularity among the locals and international now. Check out the official website, http://www.arts-ed-penang.org/
MyBalikpulau is one of two community-based heritage education programs organised by ARTS-ED. A similar project entitled Anak Anak Kota is conducted in the World Heritage Site of George Town.
Both heritage education programs are designed to help young people connect with their community and environmental heritage through the process of mapping and interpretation of local cultural assets.
The project uses non-formal and ‘creative arts initiatives’ to raise awareness of the meaning and significance of cultural heritage (agricultural, architecture, trades, crafts, customs, food etc) among young residents aged 11-20 living in the local community.