Thursday, January 5, 2012

PEARL OF THE ORIENT : PENANG HILL Pt.1

another one of the places i visited when i was up north was Penang Hill. 

i asked around if anyone else would be interested in joining us (zack and i) and there were a couple of people who were agreeable to it. however on the morning itself, no one else showed up and so again, it was just the two of us.

we arrived at the foothills around 7.30am but the train was only due to leave at 8am, so we just hung around a bit and i took a few pictures.

 standing against the backdrop of a tunnel.

although most guys (zac included) are killjoys when it comes to taking pictures, they can still come in handy when you're trying to get a full shot of yourself and your surroundings. :)

this is how the train used to look like, many many years ago.

and this is how it looks like now, all modern and sleek.

was trying to get a picture with both of us in ; 
FAIL.

here's one when we were on the train, cropped myself out cos i look ughh.
but i still had to post this, cos i think zack looks like he's in a colgate commercial.

on our way up!

finally there ; views overlooking the island from the the top of penang hill.




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when we reached the top of the hill there were only a few people about so it was really nice. if you want to go to penang hill, i recommend you go early because in the late morning, it gets really crowded. 

binoculars provided for visitors to have a clearer view. 
we thought it looked a bit like wall-e.

 it does, doesn't it?

the thing about the binoculars, was that it costs rm2 to use it for about 5-10mins. neither of us were felt like paying, especially when we already had such good views. 

however i still wanted to take a picture of me (pretending to) look into the lens, because that seemed the proper touristy thing to do.

indian temple.

 :)

me looking at a map of penang hill.

om nom nom nom - pretending to take a bite out of one funny-looking tree. 

know why?

because it looks like curly fries! 

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there are lots of things to see and do at the top, so we did quite a bit of walking around.

a sculpture of a pearl - fittingly so, as penang after all is known as pearl of the orient.

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we then proceeded to walk to the monkeycup / flower gardens, which were quite a distance away and took us a substantial amount of time.

because i took so many pictures, i shall continue blogging about penang hill in the next post. until then, i shall hereby end with a picture of a snoozing dog.






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