Actually there are two stalls selling roti prata, one along the street and the other one is at the small alley. An Indian guy came forward and spoke Hokkien to us. Don't be amused by this as I mentioned in my pre-trip that the Indians here speak Hokkien. He guided us to seat at the foyer of the mosque as we were considering whether to seat here or at the stall along the street. He recommended us roti bakar and roti prata, hence we ordered 1 set each. We also ordered tea tarik but it was too sweet. The roti prata was mediocre and the roti bakar we tried on the first day is nicer.
Roti Bakar & soft boiled egg
After finishing the food, we left and walked to the stall which is more popular. We ordered plain and egg pratas, the prata here taste better than the one just now. Guess the total cost for of our breakfast? It's only RM17 ~ S$7 for 6 plain roti prata, 4 egg roti prata, 1 roti bakar, 4 glass of teh tarik and 1 glass of coffee.
After having such a heavy breakfast, we walked to the bus stop at Jalan Transfer to board the free CAT bus. Every bus stop which the CAT ply has a station number, hence no worries about getting lost if you have a copy of the CAT bus route on hand.
From the Court Building, we walked to Town Hall & City Hall which are located beside each other. I have no idea whether both buildings allow visitors and we only took photo at the facade of the building.
City HallMPPP means Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang
War Memorial I wondered what is this as there are no details on this object?
This lighthouse is situated beside Fort Cornwallis and admission is free. I guess the lighthouse is about 7-8 storey high. There is only a staircase leading to the top of the lighthouse, furthermore, the staircase has empty gaps in between each steps. It's definitely a No No for those with acrophobia.
Penang Harbour Lighthouse
YQ & the big anchor
On the way to the top of the lighthouse
Saw Star Cruise ship docking at the pier?
After we reached the top, there is a ladder leading to the uppermost deck of the lighthouse. Only YQ & I climb up and it is a bit claustophobic at the deck. This lighthouse is special as it is the only one in the country that looks like a ship’s mast.
Ship’s mast at the background
View from the top
On the way down
Below the lighthouse is a small room displaying the items used inside a lighthouse.
The guard was amused when we posed for this shot
Equipments used in a lighthouse
As we didnt intend to visit Fort Cornwallis, I didnt pay attention that is closed on Sunday although my itinerary state this. Opening hours: 9am – 6pm daily except Sunday, Admission: RM3
Entrance of Fort Cornwallis
This moorish-style clocktower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 1897 Jubilee. It is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria’s reign.
Queen Victoria Clock Tower
State Assembly Building
We walked to CAT bus stop 18 to board the bus to Clan Jetties.
The Chinese Chamber of Commence building at the right was built in 1928
House of Yeap Chor Ee
When the bus reach Pier Terminal, we had to alight and board another CAT bus which is departing as the CAT bus terminates here. We missed the stop to Clan Jetties, hence we alight at the next stop which is a walking distance to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. (Address: 29 Lebuh Gereja, Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9.30am - 5pm, Admission: RM10, Daily conducted 45min tour at 11.30am and 3.30pm sharp)
This is the former residence and office of Chinese Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee. It was built in 1890 and is filled with more than 1,000 antiques and collectibles. The exhibits here are comprehensive and the antiques here are definitely worth more than the ones in Singapore Peranakan Museum.
The green building is the Pinang Peranakan Mansion
You definitely wouldn't miss such a huge poster
The 2 guards at the gate entrance
Many dramas are filmed here
Entrance to the Mansion
After we purchased the ticket, we joined a tour which has just started.
Does this staircase looks familar in "Little Nyonya"?
I'm playing the piano
Qilin craving on the table's leg
It's gold pasted on the cravings
The table can be detach and join
ChandelierThese are sew by hand
The windows resembled those colourful windows in the church
Eh... i forgot these flowers are made from what material
These glass porcelain are worth millions
Antique musical box
Made in Switzerland
Display inside a bedroom
Wedding gowns on the bed
For trapping raining water which eventually flows into the well below
Char siewSiew Bak
It's almost 1pm after we finished our lunch, we had some time to spare since the van will pick us up from Tune Hotel at 3.15pm. We walked along Lebuh Chulia to Lebuh Leith and Lebuh Muntri to see some of the attractions. It was sorching hot even though we carried umbrellas.
I guessed that the Equator Academy of Arts below is Leong Fee's mansion as this building is opposite Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.
Leong Fee's mansion
This famous blue building is Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion which is located at 14 Leith Street. Admission is RM10 and joining the tour is compulsory. There are 2 tours timing at 11am & 3pm. Photography is not allowed inside unless you are the hotel guest. While doing research, I read that the Pinang Peranakan museum is more worth visiting than Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, on top of that, you can take photgraph inside Pinang Peranakan museum and are able to visit without joining the museum tour.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Segara Ninda /Residence of Ku Din Ku Meh
We waited for CAT after visiting the above places and reached Tune Hotel at around 2.45pm. We collected our luggage and waited at the lobby for the van. The van arrived prompty at 3.15pm and we reached Penang Internation airport in half an hour time.
Penang hill forms the backbone of Penang Island
This is the van which transport us to the airport
There are only 2 cafes at the departure hall - MacDonalds and Coffee Bean. There are about 50 check-in counters, the premium airlines such as Malaysia Airlines and Silkair's counters are located nearer to the departure gate while the budget airlines are located further away. Air Asia's counters are located right at the end. Biased right?
Check in counters
Domestic & International departure gate
As usual, the liquid restriction on flights are applicable here. We were quite sian when they announced that we cant board the flight at 5pm. Luckily, the plane was only delayed for 10min due to technical problem. We reached Singapore at around 6.40pm and had our dinner at Terminal 3 Crystal Jade Shanghai Restaurant.
Wine chickenOnion noodle Dan dan noodle
Noodle & pork ribFried riceFried dumplings
Aloe Vera and osmanthus
We left the airport at around 8plus and reached home around 9pm. Another long weekend just ended.