to be honest, i had no clue where penang was. (fyi - it's in malaysia) we were doing a side trip from hong kong with our family and my aunt suggested we all go to penang. is it hot? does it have a pool? does it have good food. yep yep yep. ok. we are in. lets go!
before we left we watched the anthony bourdain show on penang. we knew we weren't going to get to have a trip like his with the boys along but if the food we were going to have was anything remotely close to what he had then we would be pretty happy.
oh yep the food, it was awesome. our meal of choice was always found at a hawker food court.
sure a little AC would have helped in the sweltering heat but not at the expense of good food. there were 10(!) of us on our family trip, and we all liked to eat, except for atlas, my picky eating skinny mini boy, he hates food, of any kind, on any continent.
oh wait, he did have fruit juice at the tropical fruit garden.
it was so so so hot, and he was so so so sweaty.
a few more from the tropical fruit garden.
pineapples above, dragon fruit plant below.
and i still have no idea what this thing is...
at the end of the tour of the garden we got to sample everything. so. so. great.
we also went to pinang peranakan mansion museum.
the main staircase and the tiles were my favourite.
then there was more touring around georgetown, plus a whole lot swimming in the pool, playing on the beach, and more eating.
all in all it was a pretty good side trip with kiddies in tow.