The months of May and June has been very busy for me as a sports volunteer because of the 2015 Singapore SEA (South East Asian Games) Games. So when my friend’s family invited me to join them for a 4D/3N Penang trip, I took this opportunity to give myself a rest from the volunteer works I have done for the first half of the year. This trip is just a simple and slow trip with no itineraries prepared unlike my first trip last year (you can visit my 2014 Penang trip by clicking here FOOD , STREET ART & CULTURE ). This trip was made especially for my friend’s Mum because she said the last time she was here was when she was in her mid teens.
Day 1 / 16-June: I was supposed to be a part of the volunteer contingent that will parade inside the stadium for the closing ceremonies of 2015 SEA Games, but I was not able to attend ‘coz our flight is in the early afternoon of the actual day of the ceremonies.
From the airport, we hired a van to bring all 10 of us to our hotel. Private vans and taxi are readily available outside the airport. Last year, we took the bus from airport to the city but this time due to the size of our group, it is more easier and convenient to get a bigger and private transportation.
Our home for the next four days, you can read my simple review about our hotel experience by clicking here
Day 2 / 17-June: The next day, we hired again the same van that brought us from the airport to hotel to bring us to Kek Lok Si Temple Auntie requested to visit this temple.
Day 3 / 18-June: We were supposed to go to Penang Hill after our temple visit on our 2nd day but found out that it was closed for renovation. Luckily the next day, it re-opened so we took the time to visit hte top of Penang Hill.
Day 4 / 19-June: Our short trip officially end with our flight back to SIngapore. Though we did not see all the touristy area around Penang, we enjoyed our time visiting the places we went to. And for 4 days, I have became an adopted son, brother and uncle ;-P