[Pixels of] New Memories, Here & Now.

These smiles were the product of another sunny escapade on the island :

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A weekend in Penang is my favorite part of living here up North. The beach is just a half an hour drive away. Never underestimate the power of a little sunshine and… Nasi Kandaq! Lol. Hameediyah Restaurant was the choice for the day, mostly because all of us have not tried their nasi kandar. We ‘dined’ on the 2nd floor of the restaurant, with the view of Komtar right outside the windows. The interior ‘decor’ was classic and we loved the typical Penang atmosphere. Lunch in a place I’ve never been in Penang, checked!

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Next up, archery in Komtar walk. For RM8 per person, you get 12 arrows and thus 12 shots towards the target. Being the klutz that I am, I think only 2 of my arrows were on the board. The other 10? Disappeared into thin air. Teehee. New recreational spot, checked! Yup that’s my target board, the one in the middle. Pura is a pro though, Legolas would’ve been impressed. 😉

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What’s next on the New Experiences list? The War Museum in Batu Maung. RM20 for Malaysians, you get to experience dark tunnels where you have to crouch/crawl to walk through and also see the gallows. This is us climbing out of the pitch black tunnel, with fake brave faces:

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I must say the open air museum did scare me a little. It was quite eerie. They also had Night Museum Tours, but I don’t think I will be able to survive that. There were also these enormous monsters, to scare the pants off the night visitors I guess. The walk through the whole musuem is quite a workout, you have to climb stairs and ladders, crawl and crouch.

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The view from the cliff was awesome though, you get to see the new Penang bridge.

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There is a quite funny story behind this next photo. There was this Turkish guy who came up behind us to crouch into the dark tunnel. At first he was asking me to take a picture of him after we exit the tunnel as he was touring alone. Then he offered to take a photo of the 3 of us. Once he held my phone, he ran away with it! Pura said shock froze my face, I was just staring at him, mouth agape. Turns out he was kidding and he practically rolled on the floor laughing. (Insert Troll Guy face here)

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Another new museum, explored!

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We ended our day on the island with a treat by Jenal, coffee and cake at the al fresco area of Queensbay Mall. The lights on the Penang Bridge was the perfect backdrop to laugh about our day.

Make new memories, always! Don’t wait to travel in a foreign country to explore. Savour every sight and sound near you to truly appreciate the here and NOW. 😉

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