Friday, September 09, 2011

A Day in Sungai Petani

17 June 2011 @ Ipoh

A close friend of mine was getting married in the far north. So decided to take a road trip with JooLi to explore the northern Malaysia!

We had a pit stop at Ipoh for a quick lunch and bought some yummy and fluffy Kaya Puffs from Sin Eng Heong, located on Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri. Just two roads down from the famous Lou Wong Taugeh Chicken Rice shop.

17 June 2011 @ Sungai Petani

Then we headed up north for a couple more hours to reach Aunty Linda's house. Once there, we were immediately greeted with food. Uncle Low bought a few packets of 60sen Nasi Lemak for everyone. Small in size but taste was great.

Sungai Petani is in Kedah and Kedah is also known as the "rice bowl" of Malaysia as rice production is a major economy of the state.

Sad to say this but I've never really been to a real paddy field. So i begged Aunty Linda to bring me to there.

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! I touched paddy in the real paddy field!

I was hoping to see golden paddy fields but I was satisfied with a green one.

Then we went on to town for sight-seeing. I was told that the two most interesting buildings in town are the Clock Tower and the HSBC building.

The clock tower on the main street Jalan Ibrahim was built in 1936 and it was a present from Lim Lean Teng to George V and Queen Mary to commemorate the Silver Jubilee. (Wikipedia, 2011)

Just beside the clock tower, you will see the British colonial style HSBC building, which is still in use.

In the evening, we went to a hawker centre for dinner and Aunty Linda ordered Tua Pan [pic below]. I've never seen or tasted Tua Pan before and it's quite appetizing.

Before we depart the next morning, we were brought to another shop for more food. I had Char Kueh Kak, otak-otak, chive dumplings and yam cake for breakfast. Fuh!

Whole family with their 2 dogs - Miko and Tassie

We wished we could have stayed longer but we've gotta run to the wedding luncheon. We're really grateful to have Uncle Low and Aunty Linda offering their place for us to put a night. Thanks!! Billy, out.

1 comment:

Xjion89 said...

Indeed a super nice trip^^
great to learn abt Msia~

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