MY TRAVEL DIARIES: Adventure In The North
I just got back from my Northern Malaysia (Penang, Alor Setar, Kangar, Ipoh) vacation last Monday, 09.07.2018. So i would like to share my experience with you guys....................
Part 1: 03.07.2018 - 06.07.2018/ Penang, Pulau Pinang
Day 1/03.07.2018 - Muntri Mews Hotel/ Jalan Kapitan Keling
Nan-cheese tandoori at Restoran Kapitan. Sedap-licious :P
In front of Masjid Kapitan Keling. Beautiful mosque.
On the third of July 2018, me and my family travel to Penang by car. The drive from Putrajaya to Penang took us 4 hours 37 minutes. We reached Penang around 1700 hrs. At Penang, we stayed at Muntri Mews Hotel. Muntri Mews is a very lovely place to stay if you travel to Penang. I would highly recommend this place for those who wish or plan to travel to Penang. On our first day, we only rest at our hotel, jalan2 at Jalan Kapitan Keling, and have dinner at Restoran Kapitan. I had nan-cheese tandoori. Sedap-licious! You MUST dine at Resotran Kapitan and try the nans if you visit Penang. Selain itu, kami uga sempat bergambar depan Masjid Kapitan Keling. It is a very beautiful mosque.
Day 2/ 04.07.2018 - Lebuh Armenian/ Chocolate Museum/ Blue Mansion/ Jalan Penang/ Jalan Chowrasta/Padang Kota
With the famous graffiti at Lebuh Armenian
Hehehe........... i like this graffiti a lot
Jalan Penang!!!!!!!!!!!! Here i am ^_^
When shopping at Jeruk Madu Pak Ali
In front of Chocolate Museum
In front of the famous Blue Mansion
On our second day in Penang, we visited Lebuh Armenian, Jalan Penang, Jalan Chowrasta, and Padang Kota. Lebuh Armenian is a very interesting spot to visit and it is definitely a MUST visit in Penang. It is where all the interesting graffiti arts are. Besides graffiti walls, Lebuh Armenian also have a lot of cool and interesting souvenir shops where you can shop for cultural crafts.
During the afternoon, we visited the Chocolate Museum and the famous Blue Mansion a.k.a Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion that is located on Leith Street, Georgetown. The Blue Mansion is very beautiful. After that we bersiar-siar at Jalan Penang and Jalan Chowrasta. We went to Jeruk Madu Pak Ali for shopping. During dinner time, we went to Padang Kota. Padang Kota is one of the famous spot in Penang. Most tourist will always visit Padang Kota if they come to Penang. I had mee sotong for dinner. It was ok.
Day 3/ 05.07.2018 - TeddyVille Museum/ Craft Batik/ Balik Pulau/ Komtar Penang/ The Top
Eomoni and me with Francis Light teddy at TeddyVille Museum
With teddy couples
Lepak kat the famous Toh Soon Cafe with the teddies
The history of teddy bears
Beary Shiok at TeddyVille Museum. It's a MUST visit place in Penang. Lagi shiok dpd Jeju Teddy Bear Musuem.
Eomoni and me with Mr Beary. He is the main mascot of TeddyVille Museum. I bought my Mr Beary ^_^
Shopping at Craft Batik
Car ride to Balik Pulau
At The Top Komtar Penang
I'm on a glass ceiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful sunset at The Top Komtar Penang
On our third day in Penang, we visited TeddyVille Museum. TeddyVille Museum is a new attraction in Penang. It is located at the ground floor of Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang. The museum is very interesting and it is definitely a MUST visit spot if you travel to Penang (especially if you are a teddy bear lover/collector like me ^_^). The museum tells a story of teddy bear history and the history if Penang. Besides history, the museum also provides good customer service, and the gift shop is a nice place to shop for souvenirs and teddy stuffs. Kalo singgah kat gift shop jgn la lupa beli Mr Beary. Mr Beary is the cute brown teddy bear and the mascot of TeddyVilleMuseum. Mr Beary is a small size teddy, and he is handmade. This TeddyVille Museum is awesome and beary shiok! It is much better than the one I've visited in Jeju before.
After we are done with TeddyVille, we went to Craft Batik to shop for batik items. We also drive to Balik Pulau. The drive to Balik Pulau is so green and serene. After we are done with Balik Pulau, we went to Komtar Penang. Komtar is an old shopping mall, but it has now been developed into a hot spot mall with lotsa attractions (just like Taipei 101). One of the famous attractions is The Top. The Top is a viewing deck that is located on the 65 floor/ the highest floor of Komtar mall. At The Top you can get spectacular view of the whole Georgetown city. The Top is also a MUST visit spot in Penang. If you are an adventure seeker and not afraid of highs, try la the Gravityz walk. Hehehe!
Day 4/06/07.2018 - Bye Bye Penang/ Hello Alor Setar
Inilah dia, Mr Beary (the bear i bought from TeddyVille Museum Penang). He was saying goodbye to Penang in this picture to tavel to Alor Setar with us.
The six of July 2018 was our last day in Penang. After we had our breakfast at Muntri Mews Cafe, we say goodbye to Muntri Mews Hotel and Penang, and headed to Alor Setar, Kedah.
Part 2: 06.07.2018 -08.07.2018/ Alor Setar, Kedah
Day 1/06.07.2018: Royal Signature Hotel/ Pekan Rabu/ Masjid Zahir
Shopping at Pekan Rabu with Abeoji
Masjid Zahir (the famous mosque in Alor Setar)
We arrived at Alor Setar after lunch time. At Alor Setar, we stayed at Royal Signature Hotel. After checking in and had a good rest, we went meronda2 at bandar Alor Setar and shopping at the famous Pekan Rabu. Pekan Rabu is a famous shopping place at Alor Setar. It is similar to Pasar Siti Khadijah in Kota Bahru, Kelantan. After we are done with Pekan Rabu, we visited Masjid Zahir, the famous mosque in Alor Setar and the place where my bff, Mr Nazreen got married ^_^ Hehehe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Masjid Zahir is a beautiful mosque. Whoever travel to Alor Setar, MUST visit Masjid Zahir.
Day 2/07.07.2018: Aman Central Mall/Kedah Fashion Week/Kangar, Perlis
Yay! I experienced Kedah Fashion Week at Aman Central Mall
The drive from Alor Setar to Kangar,Perlis is so green, breathtaking, and serene.
The first Milo Ice Kepal i tasted in Kangar Perlis. Thank you Uncle Azmi and family. This milo is delicious :P
On our second day in Alor Setar, we visited Aman Central Mall. Aman Central is quite huge and a happening mall. Not bad for Alor Setar eyh. We were also lucky becoz Kedah Fashion Week was happening at the mall that time. We were given free pass by the event organizer. So we got the chance to watch the show live. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! dah lame saya x tengok fashion show live. Not bad juga fashion show nyer. During the fashion week, I also met some famous Malaysian fashion designers. One of them also stayed at the same hotel we stayed. But unfortunately most of them are sombong and muka ketat :( I don't understand why glamour have to be arrogant. Duh!
After we are done with Kedah Fashion Week and Aman Central Mall, we drive to Kangar, Perlis to visit a family friend. The drive from Alor Setar to Kangar is very green, breathtaking, and serene. We got to see a lot of spectacular kampung scenery. Lovely! However, kami tidak bermalam di Kangar. After we visited Uncle Azmi's family and have seafood dinner with them, we drive back to Alor Setar.
Day 3/08.07.2018 : Pekan Rabu/ Bye bye Alor Setar/ Hello Ipoh
Last minute shopping at Pekan Rabu
The eight of July 2018 was our last day in Alor Setar. Before we leaved Alor Setar, we went to Pekan Rabu again for a last minute shopping. After we were done with Pekan Rabu, we drive from Alor Setar to Ipoh, Perak.
Part 3: 08.07.2018 - 09.07.2018 / Ipoh, Perak
Day 1/08.07.2018 : Weil Hotel/ Ipoh Parade Mall
View from my hotel window at Weil Hotel. Lovely place to stay in Ipoh.
Korean Festival at Ipoh Parade Mall
At Ipoh, Perak, we stayed at Weil Hotel. Weil Hotel is a new hotel situated in the city centre of Ipoh. Unlike Penang, Ipoh is also an uptown city. Weil Hotel is next to Ipoh Parade Mall. After checking in and had lil rest, we went to the mall just to bersiar2 and have fun. Ipoh Parade Mall is quite urban. There was a Korean Festival at Ipoh Parade Mall during our visit. Most Korean products - food, cosmetic, and etc are on sale.
Day 2/09.07.2018: Malaysia Animation Park Studios/ Bye Bye Ipoh
In front if MAPS -Malaysia Animation Park Studios! Yay!
This park is awesome!
In trick art museum at MAPS
With BoboiBoy team
Me and Eomoni with The Adventurers
With Brainy Smurf
After we checked out of Weil Hotel, we visited Malaysia Animation Park Studios (MAPS). Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAPS is a new theme park yg bertemakan animation (local and international). It was created in a joint venture project between Perak Corporation Berhad and Sanderson Group. MAPS was opened to public during June 2017. The park was new and not may people have visit it yet. So we are an early adapters. Hehehe! I read about MAPS before it was open and wished to visit the place. Syukur Alhamdulillah my wish came true. Syukur rezeki ^_^
The park provides visitors with lotsa thrill rides and attractions such as trick art museum, Smurf theatre, BoboiBoy 4D adventure, stunt show, and etc. However, MAPS is not fully opened yet. The Dream Zone (more thrill rides there i think) is still not open to public yet. Besides rides and attractions, MAPS also have good cafes to dine at such as the Tok Aba Kopitiam, and also souvenir shops to bring home some memorabilia. Hehehe!
At 1800 hrs, we left MAPS and say goodbye to Ipoh. It was also the last day our of north adventure. Syukur Alhamdulillah our adventure in the north was awesome. We had fun. We reached Putrjaya nearly 2200 hrs. We were tired but happy ^_^
Fadima Mooneira ^_^
Ps: You can catch more of my North Adventure pictures at my Instagram page @mughunghwa or twitter @Mooneira
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