We went to Penang Island for 3days 2 nite last weekend. It was an unplanned vacation for us. My FIL told us that he wanted to have a short vacation in Penang and invited us to join them few days before departure. Since me and hubby didn't have any plans for the weekend, and our baby never been to the beach before, we finally decided to tag along 2 days before going. Lucky our bosses approved our leave within short notices..hihihi.
We left Subang Jaya 7am in the morning and managed to arrive @ Penang Bridge at 11.30am. The weather was nice...sunny and windy. We went to the hotel for check-in, put our things and have some rest before going out for lunch @ town. Baby Faaz, as usual...smiled widely the minute we put him onto the bed (suka sgt duk hotel budak kecik ini :) ). The hotel room is quite spacious, consist of a living room, dining area, a small kitchen and of course, a bedroom. The scenary from the balcony was spectacular..love it! :)
After filling our tummy with the nyummylicious Nasi Kandar, we went to Gurney Plaza. Faaz's Nana n Nani (grandpa n grandma) wanted to do some shopping for their grandson. They bought some toys, a pair of jeans, pyjamas and a nice float for our baby at Parkson. Meanwhile, mommy and daddy bought a cute full piece baby swimwear for Faaz :) (Not many choices for babies compared in KL but what to do, its an unplanned vacation...x sempat nk shopping before we went to Penang). We also grabbed some snacks and drinks @ Cold Storage before heading back to the hotel.
We spent the evening "lepaking" and relaxing at the beach (n of course snapping some pixies...hihi) before we brought Faaz to the swimming pool for swimming lesson with his daddy. Owh, it was really fun to see my baby's reaction in the pool! Takut ade, cuak ade, suka ade, confuse pun ade....hihihihi. Will tell u more bout it in the next entry :)
That night, we had our dinner at a very cozy place, just opposite our hotel. I had garlic naan with tandoori chicken...nyum! Then, we headed to Batu Feringhi for night shopping...weeee! hihi...There were a long stretch of small shops along the road at the night market...reminded me of Petaling Street. It's a famous spot for tourist to shop for souvenirs. Various things can be found here such as the decorative items, beach clothing (parios, sarong, t-shirt, swimwear, hats, etc.), jewelleries, the cheapest-pirated-dvds (rm4 only!) and not to forget faked designer handbags. Lucky I couldn't find my precious Coachs being displayed there...phewwww. If they have, sure rase geram. What mr hubby said was true...better get the special/limited edition when buying designer's handbag than go for the common designs...senang ditiru! While busy shopping, we bumped into the MOKA (aunty Monik & uncle Kamal) and Aunty Fauziah's family...Apparently, they also went to Penang for a vacation, what a coincidence! :) Since they decided to have a drink and chit-chatting at a nearby restaurant (bringing along our baby), mommy and daddy Faaz took the chance to shop n shop! hihi...hubby bought some DVDs (we missed a lot of movies since we dont get a chance to watch them at cinemas...(have to wait lil Faaz grow bigger) while I got some scarfs (for myself, my sis n my mom), Greenday latest CD (for my brother) and a cute bouncy bee for lil Faaz.
We started the next day with breakfast at the hotel's Delifrance Cafe while waiting for Aunty Fauziah's family to come by. We then "lepak2" by the pool, and at the beach until lunchtime. Too lazy to go out to town for food, we had our lunch at the restaurant opposite the hotel. Later that evening, we went to Padang Kota Baru..."hunting" for Penang food :) We had the famous Char Kuey Tiaw, Pasembor, Assam Laksa, Ais Kacang n Cendol...(I'm sure I've gained at least 1kg...:p). Here, we bumped into the MOKA again! What a small Penang :)
On the last day, hubby and me took Faaz to the swimming pool for another swimming lesson. He was more confident when mommy tag along (he was with daddy only on the 1st day), and slowly he begun to enjoy it. Good job Faaz! ;). We had Nasi Kandar for lunch at town before heading back to KL...thanks to Papa & Mama for inviting and sponsor our short trip. It was really fun...next vacation is on us, k...insyaAllah :)
p/s: more pixies will be uploaded in my FB soon... ;)