Hi Angels,

we have just return from our recce mission to Penang Island. And we enjoyed every bit of it.. hahaha.. So let Stuart and Doris give u a brief account of the happenings over at Pulau Pinang… fyi photos for the Newater outing, CNY event and the Penang trip hasl be loaded onto the Moral Angel’s website.

After the outing to the garden on last Saturday, those Angels going to Penang went off to either Stuart or Sharon’s house to freshen up. We promptly met up at bout 8pm plus at Golden Mile to begin our journey.

We set off for Tuas 2nd Link at about 9… Brr… the bus was cold and the seats were not so comfy… we kinda get the feeling of sliding down the seats even when they were inclined to the sleeping mode.. anyway Aunty Molly was very nice. fearing that we don’t haveanything to eat when we reach the pit stop, she made lots of Png Kuay ( Pink Rice Cakes ) and French toast with Luncheon Meat. She reasoned that the food at Yong Peng was not hygienic that’s why she went to great pains to make all the Png Kuays… Thanks Aunty Molly!!!

Along the way we were held back by a traffic jam… apparently there was a traffic accident on the road.

After a ardous and sleepless( for some angels) trip, we finally reach Oriental Hotel. Unfortunately there were some hiccups and we did not manage to check into our rooms, instead we just deposited our barang barang at the hotel… Aunty Molly then brought us to the POSH Cititel Hotel to wash up… haha…. After freshening up, we “Marched on” to find the local breakfast… we went on a 10lm road march before we hit the local market. At this point, Aunty Molly ordered a few bowls of Kuay Teow with Pig intestines for us to try out… a few of us disobeyed orders and decided to explore the market by ourselves…bringing back You Tiaos and Wan Tan Mee… ” AIyo.. why you all buy these?? they are not nice one!!! ” so said Aunty Molly…. ” Don’t eat too much… later I bring you all to eat the Assam Laksa”..

Subsequently we finish our food there and continues our road march to find the best Assam Laska…. it was located at one small shop along the road… we sampled possibly the BEST laksa in Penang…. the fish meat was ample but it was the broth that took our breaths away.. Jin Xiong and Stuart had to revive some of the angels by CPR… AFter all the makan… we proceeded to Penang Hill. It was a 10min taxi ride. When we reach the base station Uncle Song got the tickets for the tram ride(4 ringgit per pax ). The tram ride was not easy as we were packed like sardines into the small tram….halfway through, we had to change trams… Penang Hill is 700ft above sea level so when we reach the summit, the view was panaromic as you could see the entire Penang Bridge as well the Penang City…. it was definitielyworth the squeezy trip up… We had a break up there, enjoying the scenery and coffee… and then down the hill we went.

Next stop was Kek Lo Si ( Ji Le Temple) … it was a temple perched on a hill. Along the way up to the temple, shops selling memorabillias are set up. so how could our female Angels not resist the temptation of SHOPPING? off they went while the rest of the angels went on a trek up to Kek Lo Si…… besides the temple, there was a Pagoda, a few angels took the challenge and climbed the little stairs up the Pagoda… the view was magnificent up there…

Before we realise, it was almost nightffall.. tired and sticky from all the walking we headed back to our hotel for a wash. After that we headed out for some Dessert at a street side stall… Soon it was time for Rico to leave us as she had to return to S’pore. After seeing her off, we took a cab ride to Gurney Road for dinner. We reached a hawker centre located along the beach. Non of us angels could resist the good food there yummy.. after the makan, we had a stroll along the beach and did a little bit of shopping nearby.. By the time we reached the hotel, all of us were deadbeat… phew…. and this was only the first day.

Rise and Shine !!! By 8am in the morning… we gathered at the hotel lobby. By that time a few of the angels had already went across the road to have a cup of coffee. This morning, Aunty Molly took us on a ride on the Public Bus.. and we were all amazed by it because you don’t have to pay a single cent. After about 10 mins, we alighed and were sheparded to a shop that sells Kuay Teow Thng … Aunty Molly has been friends with the owner of this shop for 30 over years… and guess wat? they served us extra soup with extra fillings inside… We then proceeded to Komtar, a pretty big shopping centre. A few of us wanted to buy the local goods such as nutmeg.. so they followed Aunty Molly. We met up back at the hotel where a van was waiting for us.

We were whisked off quickly to a certain road side hawker cente…we had a quick lunch there before we headed for Batu Feringhi… this is a BEach resort where lots 5 star hotels are located…. a few of the angels had a nice stroll along the beach, some even went for horse rides. After a short rest, we returned back to the main town area. Aunty Molly took us to a Famouse shop that sells Tambun ( Tao Sa Bia ) . Mind you, our dear Aunty Molly had to call them up to book 25 boxes because they sell like hot cakes… All of us can attest to that as we saw lots of people coming in and out to buy their biscuits during our short stay there.

After that we were chauffered to a nice little restaurant along the sea side for food sampling.. We had a taste of succulent prawns and crabs… we did not take too much as we still had to take dinner later on. According to Aunty Mollly, all the seafood were freshly caught by the fishermen.. that explains the freshness….

Our last stop was dinner at a restaurant near the Bus Terminal… by then most of us were still quite full but we still manage to gobble up everything. Sadly and unwillingly, we bid farewell to Penang… and made our way via coach back to Singapore..

That’s all folks, see ya at the Home this weekend!!!!

P.S : Do remember to take a look at the photos at our website