Touching down at the airport in Penang, I felt a sense of relieve. Away from the troubles of life and the fast paced city I live in, I found peace in Penang. A city with rich heritage and a diverse range of culture makes the thought of exploring it seem exciting. While on my Uber to the hostel, I chatted with my driver on Malaysia, where we compared Singapore to Malaysia and the little things I should look out for during my stay here.
My hostel, Thirty Three Stewards Hostel, is a shop house based within Stewards Lane, a 5 minute walk to the busy streets of Chulia Road. After a quick check in, I headed out in search of dinner. Walking out of Chulia Lane, I chance upon buzzing push carts selling Wanton Mee, Soup Noodles and many more penang cuisine. I had my first meal at the Wanton Mee. It was delicious! Perfectly cooked noodles mixed with perfectly seasoned gravy. Heavenly.
Next up, I walked ahead to find a snack of Popiah. It was... ok only lah.. So so lor. I quickly went off and explored the areas around my hostel. I chanced upon a bar offering live music. Great! Beer and music, way to go!
At last, I walked ahead to find a massage place. In need of some relaxation, I headed in for a serious hour of massage. But that's not just that. The masseurs was a guy and it felt totally awkward. Nonetheless, it was a great one. Shiok!
It was getting late, and I head on to great some chicken soup noodles to finish off the night.
Backpacking over several towns and cities, the route passes through the Penang, Ipoh, Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur.