FuFu Travel - Georgetown, Penang
10th - 14th June 2009 + Lap Three +
After checking out, FuFu kept his stuff at the guesthouse.
And started the part two of the day on the 10th May, 2009.
Looking for food along Chulia Street.
Honey roasted? Curiosity brought FuFu in.
It's still a hotel, just downstairs is rented out.
FuFu followed the crowd and waited his honey roasted char siew.
Today is Mother's Day. "Oh, my son will pick me up in the evening."
This RM3.50 honey roasted char siew was yummy.
FuFu then headed off to Penang Road.
Do you send your watches or glasses to repair? No, get a new one.
Hope the trishaw will not disappear.
The shops usually closed on Sunday.
One of the oldest markets in Penang, Chowrasta Market is divided into three main parts. The front portion faces Penang Road is the most well known where you can pick up any of the local food products that Penang is famous for like Tambun Biscuits, pickles, dodol, durian cakes, and the list goes on.
At the front of the market are the stalls selling all kinds of exotic pickled fruits (or locally called Jeruk) such as figs, persimmons and snakeskin fruits alongside the more common local tropical fruits like nutmeg, papaya, mango and guava. By the way, Penang is very famous for its pickled fruits.
Many kinds of local fruits can be pickled actually.
However, you would find that nutmeg and mango head the list.
These colourful pickled fruits caught my eyes. The sourish smell did make me salivate and the fruit inviting colours made me pop some of the sample into my mouth. It's a good snacks after a hearty meal. But think twice, looking at the colourings. Never eat these pickles often or you will die of rotting stomach.
Every stall has a large section of yellow, red and even green pickles.
The pickles are undeniably good as snacks or after a hearty meal.
FuFu doubts the colourings and sweeteners are not harmful.
Pickles are good for repelling the winds from tummy i guess.
But ladies, don't eat too much during pregnancy.
The preservatives and sweeteners may cause deformities in fetuses!
Still wanna buy? Okay, just remember to compare the prices.
You can also get the vacuum packed pickles if you take planes.
The local sundry shop selling dried foodstuffs.
You can also get Penang black prawn paste (hey ko), belacan here.
And the famous Penang Tambun biscuit.
Go further inside the market, you will come to the wet part.
To get cheap clothes, you must not miss the last part of the market.
Enough. FuFu saw the headquarters police station of the island.
If the policemen can't help you too, how could FuFu?
The sweet and sour pickles made FuFu very thirsty.
Actually i was looking for something cooling and refreshing to relieve my thirst until i passed by a sidewalk. I spotted the crowd lining up in front of a stall. Out of my curiosity, i decided to check it out. What i discovered was the famous Teochew Cendul! As always, i followed the crowd without hesitating.
Bowl of cendul laden with brown sugar and shaved ice.
Well, this Teochew style cendul generally poured the brown sugar into the shaved ice, topped with the cendul and beans. But what makes it so famous until the crowd lining up and not mind standing with the bowl under the hot sun. I must say the brown sugar is great, the cendul is freshly made and the santan is thick. The cendul cost RM1.70 with this secret recipe after all.
It's so enticing and irresistible! One more please.
After that, FuFu walked to the Prangin Mall.
Wow, awesome sight. That's why FuFu always carries his camera.
"Look, Jipun kia!" Hey, FuFu just wanna show this to his J-friends.
It's should be Malaysian style Japanese curry though.
Anyway, at least very similar to the restaurant in Japan.
Prangin Mall, a very popular mall in Penang once upon a time.
The interior is not bad though.
Why they watch movie here? "Because it's free and air-conditioned."
Some like to hide at the corner interacting with friends.
While FuFu observing the people. Yes, even they having lunch.
The mall is mainly crowded by tourists besides the locals.
FuFu walked to the Komtar bus stop opposite of the mall.
Wow, ancient bus still moving around the island!
Hopped onto the free shuttle bus to Weld Quay Jetty.
The Customs Building with clocktower.
Formerly Malayan Railway - the only railway without rail!
FuFu first came to the Church Street Pier.
And saw group of photographers surrounded a girl. Superstar you ask?
When FuFu approached, he was like >.< wish she never read this.
The Penang Ferry Terminal that links you to Butterworth.
The waterfront with the flags of export-import partners of Penang.
While walking to the next target, FuFu saw this antique bus again.
He knew what bus to take to Batu Ferringgi the next day.
My next destination was Lim Jetty and Chew Jetty. These clan jetties are the biggest Chinese waterfront settlement and also one of the liveliest jetties in Georgetown that still home to generations.
The entrance to Lim Jetty. Ops, FuFu back to his clan Jetty.
There are actually seven clan jetties along Weld Quay - Ong Jetty, Lim Jetty, Chew Jetty, Tan Jetty, Lee Jetty, Yeoh Jetty and Mixed Clan Jetty. Stilted wooden shacks and linked by planked walkways, these jetties are a vernacular collection of water villages in Penang.
Panang has Jetty Competition every year.
The residents here are mostly supporting the family by fishing.
The fishing boats normally berthing in front of the houses.
Various type of fish traps.
Look carefully, the boats actually are different with each other.
The planked walkway that leads to a home.
Dang, FuFu rode this type of bicycle to school 15 years ago.
One of the fisherman having rest in front of his house.
FuFu saw many stuff about the water village he never seen before!
Chew Jetty is the best jetty among the rest of the water villages.
Standing on Chew Jetty, you would enjoy the view of Lim Jetty.
And also Tan Jetty.
Some stilts are reinforced by the cement so it can last for long.
Chew Jetty offers homestay. Interested? Contact travel agency.
A blue Monday? Nah, it's a nice start of a week!