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Monday, January 28, 2013

Epicurean Tour @ Star Village Steakhouse; Kepong

The epicurean tour from KL heading to north of West Peninsular Malaysia had come to an end. The journey from Pantai Remis; Perak to Kepong was really exhausting because we were stuck in traffic jam for almost 7 hours. Obviously most people took leaves to go back to hometowns during this Thaipusam Festival celebrated by Hindus.

We reached Kepong around 5.30pm, and both pretty buddies decided to have dinner before they headed back to Johor. I often had headache in introducing nice foods around Kepong area as I didn't possess own transport (need people to provide transport to bring them along for food-hunting) and I used to eat the same foods around my housing area.

Star Village Steakhouse was the third choice provided to the girls. I planned to bring them to dine at 168 Ban Mee Restaurant or Bel Pasto for their decent Italian foods yet the first one had closed while the latter's working hour at 6pm. Anyway, it seemed not a bad decision for dining at Star Village Steakhouse. Three of us were delighted with the theme of the restaurant i.e. vintage.

The balance power of camera was utilized fully before we were seated for dining.

It looked like I was in bicycle theme cafe.

Attempted to have emo-looked photography

We attempted to mimic the photo hanged on the wall, yet it turned out to be funny when we looked into each other's eyes. So, let's smile at the camera.

After taking the photo, I just noticed the feet of the green feature had cracked. Poor fellow!


One of the signature dishes i.e. black pepper chicken chop

Cheezy Chicken Chop (Grilled boneless chicken served with cheese sauce, mix vegetables and french fries)

Fish and chips

Out of my expectations, both buddies were delighted with the western foods here. They mentioned that the prices are affordable and quality of foods are similar to the ones they tried in JB. After the dinner, it's the time to bid goodbye. Let's meet in Sabah & Sarawak trip.

Loves. memories.foods

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Street Arts and Chow Jetty | Penang Island

The Lithuanian-born artist had  beautiful wall painting and welded iron wall caricatures all over Georgetown area are left as wonderful souvenirs to Malaysians. The project is funded by George Town Festival while the paints were sponsored by a paint company, Murobond. The hit of finding the artworks had become one of our activities during our visits in Penang.

Cannon Hole @ Lebuh Cannon

Reaching Up @ Cannon Street

"This Old Man" Mural @ Armenian Street

Tua Pek Kong Hneoh Grand Float Procession in the year of Tiger @ Lebuh Armenian

Little Children on a Bicycle @ Armenian Street

This should be local's street art.

Boy on a Bike @ Ah Quee Street  ; it was actually a kid with pet dinosaur chasing a kid on a motorcylist.

Lady Opera Singer at side alley off Ah Quee Street
AH QUEE? @ Ah Quee Street

Children Playing Basketball @ Chulia Street Ghaut

Children On A Swing at Step By Step Lane off Chulia Street Ghaut

Searching for artwork under hot sun was really tiring and we headed to have ice-cream to reduce the heat before going to Chow Jetty for the final mural: “Children in a Boat"

We were sad to find that the wall painting “Children in a Boat" was not in a good condition where the children faces were hardly seen.

There are plentiful street arts/murals and I shall revisit penang to hunt for the 101 Lost Kittens, minions and Secret Gardens of Earthly Delights.By the way, most of the wall paintings/ murals were not given name, the names in above post was referred to www.onlypenang.com.

This is a link to an interactive map showing locations of the Street Art of Penang -
Penang Street Art Interactive Map Link

Kek Lok Si Temple Sight-seeing and Photography @ Penang Island

The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam;Penang. It is also famed as the biggest Buddhist temple in South East Asia.The first destination in Penang we visited after having asam laksa as breakfast was Kek Lok Si Temple.

Below are the photographs captured in Kek Lok Si Temple.

The scenic view of the hill outside the temple complements the temple’s
exquisitely designed rooflines and exotic pillars.

The wishing ribbons.

The tortoises pond with a pavilion in the middle of bridge.

A short ride on inclined lift towards the bronze Kuan Yin statue 

The Kuan Yin Pavilion is 82.7 metres tall which is about the height of a 20-storey building.

The view of Penang City