I have visited China, Taiwan, Japan & Korea during the last 2 years. I realized that I did not miss my hometown and its food as most of my closest hometown friends live in KL and overseas today.
The trip home was rather stressful and very hectic for me to line up programmes for my parents to meet their long list of relatives and social friends. Nearly all 99% of their friends are in heavens now, so their new friends are mostly around my age or older. I am still learning to cope with the dementia issues that both my parents have. When they forgot something, they could just deny or simply point fingers at others!
I was very surprised that wifey announced in Facebook that it was THE BEST trip to Penang!
We all laughed so much the whole night with me cracking all the stupidest jokes. They whole bunch of monkeys decided to stroll the narrow streets to smell the longkangs! I must say that the government of Penang has done a tremendously good job to clean up the streets as well as wiping out corruptions!
We passed many wall murals along the streets in Chinatown and camwhored a bit.
The Cheah Kongsi house and temples look so majestic and nice at night. Wifey was so proud to pose outside her ancestral grounds!
I always love all old and quaint looking Chinese historical sites. I never got enough seeing the ancient sites in the rural areas in China.
Next month, I will be visiting Bangkok to attend an uncle's funeral and then, feasting at a wedding in Singapore before jetting off to Shanghai and Nanjing for more mountain hikes and temple visits! Yay!
The streets looked eerie but safe! You can see how much the economy has grown with soaring property prices! These tiny narrow houses cost over 2-3 million ringgits! Crazy!
The sights of these trishaws brightened my eyes! I used to love riding on them when I was a kid!
The roads are clean and brightly lighted up at night with many tourists taking strolls at every corners. It is pleasant to walk at night when it's cool.
Vrooom! Vrooom! The only time I carried wifey on a bike was during our trip to Phuket. I rented a bike and went ronda ronda under the rain. She was so happy and sang songs loudly all over the Phuket town.
I might retire and live in Penang during my twilight years. Anyway, I am Twilight Man.