Just got back from Penang. Spent 4 days there....i know it is kind of short, but it was as long as hubby could stay away from the office. Well, better a short break than not at all.
Our trip to penang was different from the regular tourist trips there. We did not visit gurney drive, and we did not go up penang hill. Then what did we do??
Well, we spent many hours at the beach. The only touristy thing we did was to do a short tour. We visited the tropical fruit farm, which was quite interesting....I did not know that dragon fruit came from a cactus plant. At the end of the tour of the fruit orchard, we were served a buffet of fruits, which were so sweet. I was impressed....until I saw one of the workers pouring sugar solution over another lot which they were going to serve!!! I felt cheated. We also visited a batik making factory, which the children enjoyed. But the best part for them was the visit to the Toy museum. There they "ooh'd and aah'd " over the toys there. They were busy taking stock of what they had and what they didn't. But they were really disappointed when they found out that there was no "gift" shop there. So, sorry...they could not buy those toys which they wanted...haha too bad.
The highlight of the trip for the children was the jet ski ride. They enjoyed zooming around on the jet skis. I really wanted them to try para-sailing, but they did not want for fear that they would be blown away. The only one that wanted to go para-sailing was Little D!! But alas, they would not take her, coz she was just too young....just 2 and a half!!
Tho' it was just a short trip and hubby worked the whole time we were there, it was a good break from our routine. Now it's back to the grindstone, and to prepare for school which opens in a few days time!!