FuFu Travel - Georgetown, Penang
10th - 14th June 2009 + Lap Seven +
Finished exploring the colonial heritage sites and gorgeous mansion, it's time to head to Batu Feringgi for sun, sea, sand and sunset. Well, Batu Feringgi is synonym with luxury villas and splendid resorts by the long stretch of sandy beach. One of such resorts i went to is the Golden Sands Resort.
"Are you staying here?" curiously the guard asked.
"Yes!", playing with his DLSR camera like a tourist.
"What is your room number then?"
"322", his lucky number, wish the guard would not check.
"Oh i see. Enjoy yourself then."
"Yohoo...", see how FuFu successfully sneaked into the resort.
Very quick FuFu found a nice place for sunbathing.
The resort offers a nice place to laze away the whole day.
It's not peak season so the resort was only 20% occupied.
Remember to enjoy the nice sunbathing here.
Malay, English and Japanese. Chinese won't come to Batu Feringgi?
Whoa, let's start with the beach.
After an hour of sunbathing, i decided to strolled around the beach. Anyway, the beach itself is nothing special actually, a narrow stripe of sand with several bistros lining up. This long stretch of sandy beach on a relative scale, is not as gorgeous as those i have been.
It's a super fine day! Nice for all water sports.
Yet, FuFu rather enjoyed strolling leisurely along the long stretch.
You can see much of the greenery here in Batu Feringgi.
FuFu walked to the Rasa Sayang Resort.
You certainly could enjoy a private holiday here in Rasa Sayang.
The best spot to enjoy the ocean and sunset. Good!
This is what FuFu approves it as a five star resort!
Walked till the end of the long stretch.
FuFu gonna continue the mission to the other end as well.
Hardly FuFu see any beach girl here. T.T
The whole atmosphere is of an amusement park. There has still a lot of activity and it's quite busy with people banana boating, parasailing and jet skiing. It's hard to just lay down and relax. Horses and quad bikes are going up and down the beach all the time, while swimming areas are cordoned off by floating buoys because jetskis and boats, pulling people parasailing and running around in the water, sometimes a bit too close to the swimmers.
Wow, banana boat! FuFu still hasn't play this water sport!
Setting up for the next parasailing.
The sand is not fine and the water is not of the tropically clear variety you might like. And the sea is quite dirty and dotted with boats and jetskis anchored by the beach. The beach, however, is slowly losing its character through the fusion of development in Batu Feringgi. Nonetheless, the sky was beautifully decorated up by the clouds. Sunset was absolutely stunning.
Wow, this angle is not bad at all.
The trace of the quad bikes and horses.
As you can see, it's hard to enjoy laying down on the sand.
FuFu walked till The Ship.
Later on, FuFu walked back to the resort.
Having a short rest while waiting for the sunset.
It's not the peak season so the beach was not crowded, but mostly with tourists from the Middle East. It's easy to recognize because they were all nicely dressed. I hardly seen any one of them wearing a swimsuit or similar. Even when swimming in the sea, they dressed like to go out for dinner.
Ops, it's time to head out for sunset!
FuFu was expecting for a spectacular sunset.
Finally FuFu knew why it's called golden sands beach.
These people all dressed up to the beach. Funny.
It must be great parasailing at dusk. FuFu wanna try next time.
Wow, great shot, FuFu.
The clouds finally woke up!
Slowly marching to the sky.
More and more people headed out like bats head out for prey.
The clouds started dancing in the sky.
While FuFu absorbing the stunning scenery.
This is so picturesque. Nice.
But FuFu got bored with the common sunset.
FuFu couldn't get the line through to the God of Sunset.
So, FuFu decided to leave earlier.
Suddenly FuFu saw the sky was beautifully painted.
The message was finally sent five minutes later. Thank you.
Ola~ here FuFu come. Quickly he ran towards to the beach.
When the yolk set over the horizon, the sky drastically changed!
How ornately the clouds decorated up the sky! Gorgeous.
The clouds and the rays of the sun created a splendid sunset!
It real makes Batu Feringgi a popular beach destination for tourists.
Absolutely amazed by the charm and appeal of the sunset!
FuFu rated this sunset A+.
It's very romantic strolling the beach with the one you love.
Whee, sexy girl.
Sayonara. FuFu was reluctant to leave though.
FuFu just couldn't get himself cool down!
A very peaceful and private heaven to spend the holiday.
Anyway FuFu, it's time to get back to downtown.
Sunset lovers must not miss the sunset in Batu Feringgi, Penang.
Met up Akira at Gurney Plaza and went to Mc Nair Street.
Again the popular place where Penangites always go for dinner.
It's real brought FuFu back to the 80's.
Yong tofu with sweet and chilli sauce. Special.
Kuey Teow chicken soup with two fishballs. Awesome.
Penang Fried kuey teow. Yummy.
The famous pot stewed chicken feet and eggs. Delicious.
The pot stewed chicken wings. Unique.
The last night in Penang, sure gotta fill up the stomach!
Another option for your guys.
Later on, we headed to a stall for this bitter herbal drink.
It's Monday. So Akira brought FuFu to the Monday night market.
Penang has lok lok too. But we couldn't take any more food.
What a typical night market.
Laksa? No, Akira would bring FuFu to Ayeh Hitam the next day.
Akira told FuFu that these breads are popular in Penang.
H1N1. The dust. The polluted air. These breads should be covered.
So what? Man can sell brassiere too! It's already 21st century now.
We have various type of sandals nowadays.
Taiwan delicacies selling everywhere, including sweet corn!
It's made FuFu salivate when he passed by this stall.
These preserved sour plums are so colourful!
It's time to get the thrist quenched.
FuFu tried "Si Bao Cha" (literally means four-treasures-tea).
It contained longan, sweet potato, jelly and ginkgo. Cool.
These stalls lined up in front of an apartment.
Before FuFu called it a night, he strolled the bay for a while.
It's a long day! From the morning leisure colonial heritage walk, to the stately Pinang Peranakan Mansion, followed by a gentle sunbathing, mesmerized sunset, local food, night market and a quick stroll at Queensbay. Again, i enjoyed wandering myself alone. Just can't put my feeling down in words. My second big hug to Akira as he was not feeling well actually yet he still showed me around.