City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya), Penang

July 29th, 2005

The City Hall was officially opened in 1903,with the Town Hall next to it.
Its a meeting place for the Council Chamber of the Penang Municipal Council.The building is light up during the night.It looks majestic with the colonial architecture.

Opening Hours :
8am-4.15pm Mon-Fri; 8am-12.45pm Sat

The Address:
Jalan Padang Kota Lama

You wont miss the building.Its next to the Esplanade field.

Watersports at Penang Beaches

July 29th, 2005

You might want to play some watersports while your in Penang.Usually,there will be people along the hotels’ beaches that offers these kind of services.There’s a banana boat,jet ski,paragliding and also a boat trip to the surrounding islands.

Jet ski usually cost RM60 per ride for 15 minutes.If you are going to rent more than one jet skis,you should be able to bargain with them.

Banana Boat cost around RM20 per person,depending on how many person are riding it.

Pragliding will cost you about RM 50 or RM70 depending on how wide the area you want to cover.

I think a boat ride will probably be more than RM150 (the whole boat),I’m not to sure about this.

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Ais Kacang

July 14th, 2005

You can find ais/ice kacang in most of the cofee shops in penang.Swatow Lane is famous for its ice kacang.You can request the seller to add fruits or ice cream to the ice kacang.

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Barbecue (BBQ) at the beach

July 3rd, 2005

Barbecuing is one of the things penangites love to do in their free time since there are a lot of beaches in Penang.

One of the most common public beach that they use is the one next to the Crown Jewel Hotel (formerly known as Crown Prince).It’s not that hard to have a berbecue.

You can get one of those disposable pits at the supermarkets here.It will probably cost you less than RM 30 ( around USD 8).

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