We made a trip to Penang to coincide with our little boy's 4th birthday, and we had a really great time! We didn't get to eat much authentic Penang street fare- but we did get to do some touristy stuff like checking out the street art and going to see Kek Lok Si. We stayed at the Golden Sands Resort- which was really family friendly- I loved the shaded paddling pool, The hotel surprised us with a complimentary birthday cake- delivered to our room, so that was a nice touch. :)
Right after we checked in, we watched a snake charmer in action; he was kind of scary to watch. I couldn't bring myself to touch the snake's skin in the end; I tried, but couldn't! :p
We had dinner with my dear secondary school friend who has been living in Penang for quite some time now, and met her little girl for the first time. Dinner was at a yummy seafood restaurant near our hotel, with a lovely view of the beach.
Our trip to Kek Lok Si was quite interesting as well- there is a new bronze statue and a (really) short funicular railway 'ride'. One sad thing though- the turtle pond looked awfully dilapidated. I wanted to let the kids have the same experience I had feeding the turtles- they still had fun I think- but it was dreadful seeing the condition that the turtles were living in. :(
Goodbye Penang- we will surely see you again!