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    • Fish & Eat

      July 9, 2012

      There is a very good seafood place at Gertak Sanggul Fishing Stage. Map below:

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      It has a fishing pond and you can fish for RM$40 for 3 hours. When I was there, I saw a few people caught a few big fish. It makes me want to join them.

      Beside the fishing pond, there is a seafood restaurant. I have eaten the best fried crab with salted egg there. We called crab, steam fish, marmite chicken, broccoli and tom yum soup. The price was only RM130 for 4 adults and 2 children. The fish was a big portion. Thumbs up for a place to eat seafood with a great greenery view. By the way, you need to call in and pre-order, if not it will be a long wait.

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    • Lemang Susu Putih

      October 10, 2011

      This is a delayed post which I almost forgot about it. Anyhow, I saw it being queue up for me to write about. Here goes…

      My hubby found the most delicious Lemang during the Puasa month aka Muslim fasting month. Lemang is actually sticky glutinous rice cooked in bamboo shoot. It is done under a fire which brings out the fragrant of the rice. It can be eaten together with meat floss or rendang (dry meat curry).

      The delicious lemang is very soft and it goes well with the spicy meat floss. Both my kids love it!! The place where we got this is near the Taman Bukit Jambul flat but I believed it, you can find it only during Puasa month. If you come to Penang during that month, go try it! Super yummy…..

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    • Just Beautiful

      April 2, 2011

    • Burned!

      March 22, 2010

      Yeap, my children had so much fun that they are burned. Burnout and sunburn. On Sunday, we headed to the new Penang Hard Rock Hotel. I managed to get a package deal but it is not cheap. It took a long time for us to check in, maybe because of the school holidays crowd.

      Check In
      Fortunately we went up at 2pm. However, I sent the kids to the swimming pool to have some fun first. They were eager to jump in. I got the room about 2:45pm and they upgraded it to a sea view room.

      The Room

      It has a beautiful view of the sea. The room was spacious and clean. The deco, nothing to shout about. The bathroom was a little small and does not have a bath tub. Thumbs down from the children. Imagine I came to the same hotel in 2006 under a different management and brand. The charge is almost double, I guess now better service. Most of the staff working there are fairly young. I will blog about this in

      Some rooms are directly connected to the pool. You can jump straight into the pool from the room. Very cool! I don’t advise kids to do that as it is deep.

      Too bad the room does not have any Cartoon Network. If not, they probably ask me to stay another day. They only have Disney Chanel.

      The Pool
      The swimming pool is the major attracting for kids. There are 3 slides. The depths of the water near the slides are deep for younger children. Even Emily could not touch the floor. She is over 4 feet. If you are bringing your kids below 4 feet, make sure they have arm floats.

      Emily and Tim spend 2 hours on Sunday and Monday in the pool. The sun was scorching hot, yet they didn’t want to leave. Fortunately for me, I can go in to the kids’ playroom which is air-condition and look through the glass window to monitor them. Ended up both was sunburn!

      Kids Playroom & Teen Club
      They also have kids’ playroom where they offer babysitting and a teen club to play Xbox, PSP, billiard, 2 computers with Internet…etc . However there were a crowd of kids hogging them.

      The package came with free breakfast and lunch. The breakfast was good, I loved the nasi lemak and so did Tim. Emily had bake beans, hash brown, cornflakes and juices.

      We had lunch at Hard Rock Café. The food wasn’t very good. The fish and chips were over battered. Make it very “jilat” for me. Tim ordered pizza and he didn’t like the square pizza. He kept telling me that pizza is not like the picture shown. He was really disappointed.
      Overall, the children have fun. Will I go back there again? Maybe. I am hoping they will reduce the hotel membership so that we can use the pool without the hotel room.

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    • Durian Buffet

      June 9, 2009

      Durian season is here in Penang. My SIL & BIL invited us to a durian feast at one of the durian orchard in Balik Pulau called Chang Huat Choon Nursery. Well everyone in the family loves durian, yes Emily and Timothy too. By the way, today we just had durian for dinner. No joke.

      The place is up a small hill which is very steep to drive and it is a one road up. I wonder if 2 cars were to come face to face, what they would do. There are so many durian trees in the surroundings and you can see from the pictures that they tie a string to the fruit. If the fruit falls, they can just pull the string to get the fruit. They do not have to climb down steep slope to pick the fruit.

      Believe me, even their pet dog and cat loves durian.

      We got to try all kinds of durian, too bad they don’t have my favorite Red Prawn (Ang Heh). We tried D11, D604, Yah Kang (Lipan), Ang Sim and etc. There were 5 adults and 3 children. We ate more than 10 fruits. It was about RM8- 12 per kilo.

      They served us Pu Er tea to reduce the heat. I read the Pu Er tea (aka Black Tea) is good for health and reduces stress. I love sipping my tea hot.

      After durian feast, we stop by at the viewing area to watch the sun set. It is so beautiful and splendid! How I wished my hubby carry his DSLR with him, sigh. Probably next trip. I took the pictures with my iPhone.


    • A Christmas message “It will be a mess without Christ in Christmas”. I was too lazy to bring out the Christmas tree. Emily scolded me saying, “Mummy, see no Christmas in the house.” Tim and Emily thought the Christmas tree or presents are Christmas. I told them that Christmas is Jesus Christ’s birthday. It happens in the heart. This morning, Emily started singing birthday song to Jesus. She is also learning the song “Joy To The World”.

      No presents opening this year too because they are already playing with their presents from Hong Kong. Tim got 2 huge transformers, Emily got a Hello Kitty house, hubby got Apple Wifi Router and I got a diamond & pearl pendant. It does save me time from putting up the tree, taking it down, wrapping all the presents and unwrapping. Meaningless….

      On another note, I bought the children to Teluk Kumbar, a fisherman’s village. I have not been there but I got to know there is a beach there from one of the brochure I picked up. I did some searching in the Internet to find out where it is.

      It turns out that there is a very beautiful beach with not many people. I guess not many people know the hidden beauty and untouched. It has a lake there too. It is a good place for fishing and clam digging. At some parts of the beach, the sand is like powder. My children love it there. They played sand and water for over an hour. There is a malay store by the beach where Tim, I and papa had delicious laksa with a sea view. Simply Delicious!

      I will certainly go back. It has a big area where tents can be set up or hammock. We can spend the whole morning and afternoon there. One thing missing is there are no toilets there.

      Here is a map of the place:

      My friend told me that Gertak Sanggul is even more beautiful with a river stream. I hope to explore that in the future. There are many undiscovered places in Penang. When the kids are older, I want to bring them to Pantai Kerachut to see some turtles. It involves some hiking.

    • Back To Nature

      October 6, 2008

      My children love to play with water for whatever reason. They will be very delighted playing in the pool or river. I am glad in Penang, there are places for water play that is close to nature. We went to a little water fall in Botanical Garden. I must say that it is clean and beautiful. In fact my children love it there.

      It is a good place to bring your children there and have a picnic by the greens. You can catch small fish, play sand and water. I bet your children can have hours of fun and best of all, it is free!

      Isn’t the water fall beautiful? By the way, I had a wedding photo shot there too….

    • Speechless Moments

      July 13, 2007

      Tim & Em have given me quite a bit of speechless moments. It is amazing to see how they advance in their speech, learning and how fast their little brain works. They have been growing up so fast and I cannot keep up with the memories of all the speechless moments. I will journal some of them here.

      SM #1

      It is that time of the year when Timothy has to take his class photo. I dress him up smartly. He rarely wears socks but he put it on that day. Emily woken up in her sleepy eyes and came down.

      Emily: Wah what a handsome boy. *I didn’t know she learn the word handsome.*


      SM #2

      Timothy came back from school and I was clearing the junk mails from the post box. He saw the McD leaflets and was interested in the toys section. He took it from me and flip, flip, flip.

      Timothy: Mummy, you haven’t got this toy for me yet. *What a way to ask mummy to get the toy for him. I didn’t know how to answer him*


      SM #3

      Emily saw a little bruise on my leg and she can recognize a blue black bruise.

      Emily: Mummy what happen to your leg?
      Mummy: Mummy knocked my leg on the chair.
      Emily: Pain or not?
      Mummy: Pain lor *pretending*
      Emily: You stay here. I get cream for you to put on your leg. *She went to get mopiko cream that I used to apply on her mosquito bites*


      SM #4

      Emily was picking up all her toys in the toy box and I had to help her close the toy box lid. As I was doing that, I knocked down a set of jigsaw puzzles. She looked concern.

      Emily: Mummy, you made the puzzles all fall down. Faster pick it up, later papa will scold you. Let me help you to pick it up. *She picked up every single piece and put it back into the box.*


      SM #5

      Emily and Timothy were playing Lego together.

      Emily: Kor kor, can you help me to open this.
      Timothy: You cannot open, let me help you. *He used his macho strength to pull it apart*
      Emily: Can a not?
      Timothy: Open already.
      Emily: Thank you.


      SM #6

      Emily was playing her toys and she picked up a little toy boy.

      Emily: *kiss the toy boy* Now you go to sleep. Faster close your eyes and sleep. If not, mummy will scold you.


      SM #7

      Emily was coloring in the room and I snuggle up to her, wanting to tickle her to make her laugh.

      Emily: Mummy, don’t disturb me. *I snuggle back to my bolster*



    • Asam Laksa is one of my favorite food and it is one of the most popular food in Penang. When you think of Asam Laksa, you think of Penang. It is a spicy rice noodle in sour soup. It has rice noodles, onions, mint leaves, pineapple, cucumber, polygonum (daun kesum), chilies and prawn paste (hay ko). The sour soup is made from mackerel fish, water, tamarind juice, ginger slice, polygonum, lemon grass, shallots, tumeric, chilies and dried prawn.

      I love it since I was born and that time I was in KL. Now I landed in the Penang where my favorite food is. Thank you God, you know me so well. I love it with lots of vege. I really cannot get enough off. Can I cook it? Yes but it is not as good.

      The popular places to get a delicious bowl of asam laksa are Penang Rd and Air Itam. I love the one at Penang Road with lots of fish. Burp…opps sorry, I just had 1 bowl.

      Price: RM2.50

      I am tagging the following people:

      Jess – Your birthday present.
      Hui Sia – You loves tag.
      Sasha – You owe me for the votes.
      Vien – Your birthday present.

      Let me start a tag around the world since I have been tag so often. I want to see this tag pass around the world to see all kinds of delicious food people enjoy.

      **Start Copy**

      Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country?

      Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it?

      Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.

      Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.

      Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia