Saturday, December 24, 2011

Penang the beautiful...

Was in Penang, Malaysia, for some business related to research...

Stayed at the Equatorial Hotel at Bukit Jambul...
Nice hotel, pretty views...

Sneaked around a bit during off-hours....
Was happy to see that trishaws are still flourishing in the city...

Took a peek at the house where P. Ramlee lived...
A refreshing, humble, little abode it was...

One of the many bites we had in Penang... 
the peanut-sauced rojak from the mamak stall...
The fried tofu, cucumber, and bengkuang (or jícama) were my favorites...

Was pleasantly surprised to see my favorite fruit, the durian, on display...
Had thought that the season was sometime in August...

Urmm... this was the D24 specie...
Tried the Musang (猫山王) as well, but think the D24 fits my taste buds better...
And as the cliche goes, smells like hell but tastes like heaven...
Ahh, lovely, lovely... 

Am now in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, ready to fly back to Japan in two hours time...
Shall touchdown at Kansai International in the early hours of Christmas day...
after that, it will be four more hours by limousine bus before we touch base sometime around 1:00 in the afternoon... 

So, for you wonderful folks who are celebrating or not celebrating...
Merrrry Christmas!!