small garden + lake picture on top shows the small tram station on top of the temple..not far away from the tram station, was another smaller temple with it's own garden filled with the 12 chinese zodiac animals..look on the left and right along the way leading to the temple and you can see the zodiacs..since we were all borned in the year of the DRAGON, we posed with the mighty dragon..can't see most of the dragon cause too many of us
and since wai hong is the only one borned in the year of the SNAKE, he's the one man standingas we turned around, we saw jin wen doing this...
to the lil doggies that make up the chair..walaueh so desperado lo..sad case ballz
wai hong : hahah play la..play summor..inside temple do this kinda things :P
jin wen : eh eh ya heh ya heh..sorry sorry *hands clasps together* pai pai..pai pai
jin wen doing the cool pose again but compared to sin loong's earlier pose, i think jin wen's nicer :P
anyway, there was a massive construction going on there as said earlier which looks something like this...
apparently, they are gonna build something like this
in order to build this giant statue, of course you need money, REALLY ALOT of money..so there was some booths set up to sell items and one of it was the bamboo which is gonna be used as roof tiles..they were selling them for RM30 and they will write your name, your father's name, your mother's name and basically your whole family's names! haha but all of us didnt do it :P still a normal trip remember? besides, who's gonna climb up to the roof to see whether your name in on it??
so after that, we took the tram down..as we borded the tram, we heard an aunty shouting for us guy..
aunty : boy ar boy! somebody dropped a wallet! who's who's? (in mandarin)
everybody started molesting themselves frantically..and then
jin wen : aunty! that wallet is mine (in mandarin)
wai hong : see told you don play with the dog at the temple bench d..
gang : wahahahah! wakakakka!! omgwtfbbqsauce! wahahahah
anyway, the aunty was nice enough and even engaged a long conversation with us..well actually it was only jin wen who was talking with the aunty..they even exchanged numbers so when the aunty visits malacca, they can call jin wen ;) *evil laugh* when we reached the bottom, we said bye to the aunty and hello to an uncle which justin met while he was waiting for us at the tram station..the uncle was nice enought to offer his service as our unofficial tour guide because justin told him bout our travlling story and since he was an old timer in penang, we then said okay..err i kinda forgot his name d *sorry uncle :( didnt mean to forget*
sin loong doing another one of his funny poses..and the old man on the right is our unofficial tour guide :)
after getting out of the temple, we headed down the road for some authentic penang laksa..apparently, this shop has been here for agesss..i've been here when i was small and i can still remember the metal tables and chairs..obviously the laksa was good so i highly recommend it to all who visits penang ;)
next, uncle said there was another temple around that area within walking distance which is the Tua Pek Kong Temple aka Bat's temple..so we walked and we walked and we walked..it was kinda far though..we stopped by a yong tau foo shop (fishcake and fishballz shop) which uncle claims to be nice..unfortunately, they were just starting to get ready to open shop and ingredients were still cooking :( tough luck..and so we finally reached the Tua Pek Kong's Temple..
picture of the temple..
a bat's temple will not be called a bat's temple if there weren't any bats rite? so, we went into a small cave like area which was dark..then we heard a *tick* at the back which was uncle switchin on a light bulb to show us the lil bats hanging on the wall..
we took some time off at the temple because there was a resting area for visitors..uncle said we could help ourselves to the food and drinks in the temple..so we had some herbal tea and biscuits to freshen up..we discussed bout where to go next..as i mentioned earlier, the weather was extraordinarily HOT!! then suddenly somebody mentioned bout the lovely swimming pool in the apartment which looks something like this
walaueh so irresistable man!! hahah then we all decided to head back home to enjoy the swimmin pool that day! hahah or not i think uncle still has a place or two in mind to bring us..anyway, since he really insisted to be our tour guide, he said he would want to take us up Penang Hill aka Bukit Bendera (why can't it be called Flag Hill or Bukit Penang? make noob tourist like us confused only..haiz..) so anyway, we made arrangements with uncle at 10am tomorrow morning..and then we headed back to the apartment where we had to transit at Komtar then to USM..
as soon as we reached the apartment, we quickly changed and the jumped into the pool! woohooo!! wheee!! haha so nice to dip inside the cool water after walking in the hot sun for a day :) they had a small jacuzzi as well so we just sat there and enjoy yhe thumping..after the jacuzzi, we went to the sauna! haha gotta make full use of the facility if we're staying there rite? :P hehe after enjoying the evening, we went hunting for food..everybody debated on where to eat..in the end, we ended up in a small cafe along the road :) havin some kind of promotion la of course..hehe we kinda kiamsap ;) *haha stories at the cafe shall be a secret and not continued*
dinner was OKAY only la..not very fantastic but the waitress was friendly and even had a lil chat with us..we went back to the apartment, settled money, watch tv and then sleep..we have a date with uncle at 10AM remember? ;)