My last trip to Penang was roughly about two years ago. Michelle and I went over for the fifth round-island ride. That was about it.
We haven't been there since.
Penang didn't change much. Still the same heavy traffic and busy street. I picked the Armenian Heritage Hotel in Carnavon Road due to its strategic location.
I checked-in at the hotel without much hassle. Paid everything in advance and I must say that the place is pretty bike-friendly.
The room was decent and spacious and it has some nice basic amenities.
|Riding around Georgetown|
|The room, pretty classy for budget hotel!|
I met up with my old friend Mr Khor at the Pragin Mall near Komtar. He was getting his new Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone. And as usual, Mr Khor is a gadget lover who spends a great deal of time researching the goods before getting them.
|With my old friend at Prangin Mall|
|Tea time at a Hainanese coffeeshop|
Mr Khor treated me to some awesome meals. We caught up a bit with a long conversation. Seems that he's loving the island life and is enjoying his retirement there.
|Mr Khor's favourite haunt: Hai Oan coffeeshop|
|This shot is really old!|
|Hainanese pork chop|
|Signages for the round-island ride|
They are staying at Macallum Road. Which is not too far from where I was putting up. The plan was to meet up at the hotel and head straight for Teluk Kumbar for dinner...