First of all, there's no 'pearl' in Penang. It's just a nickname to describe what a treasure the state is. Apart from the much higher cost of living over there, in most other aspects, Penang is very much a close cousin of my home state Melaka. Especially the old Chinese shophouses and the way of life there. Except you can't find people driving Ferraris or Porsches in my home state.
Me and a colleague went there for a business trip but what I have always looked forward to the side activities we would do once we get there in every trip.
I don't know why ALL my plane seats are at the WING side!
Remember Final Destination first movie?
Those at the wings were supposed to die first. Freaky!
But every time the plane is taking off (my favourite part of flying), I'll be exhilarated again
I will think of this man......
...... my favourite pilot in the world......Mr. Chris DeGarmo ♥
Got my taste of a very tall ice-cream combo at Swensen's in Auto-City.
I don't remember the name. Might Nutty or something. I couldn't finish the bottom bits. What an indulgence this was.
They also sell this waffle ice-cream combo. Wahey!
On the way the hotel, I saw a shoe shop and the secret Carrie Bradshaw in me reared her head.
I bought this beautiful pair of dancing shoes.
Is this the shop owned by Jimmy Choo's first shoe-making teacher? I know his teacher is a Penangite and still makes custome-made shoes and dancing shoes which he once showed on TV here.
I hope it IS his shop. I cannot afford a Jimmy but getting a pair by his teacher is a huge step ahead!
What did I do to keep myself occupied in the hotel room?
Brought my artist's tools with me ;-)
My colleague had his laptop. Well, this is what non-laptop-owning people do. This was my Wi-Fi for the night :-)