08.05.2017 32 °C
We caught a taxi from the ferry port to our hotel. We got given a nicer room than we were supposed to be given. Our hotel was lovely because it was tranquil, had it's own stretch of beach and hammocks, and it was really close to the centre. We had delicious pineapple fried rice for lunch, and tasty fish and chips for dinner.
It was extremely hot but the beach had silky smooth sand and translucent water. At the night market we had chicken satay and corn on the cob.
We hired a car and drove to 7 Wells. At the waterfalls, we swam in the pools and tried to catch different fish. The rocks were really slippery so you could slide down the rocks. We had bland noodle soup at the falls for lunch. We also stopped at another beach which had calm, warm, crystal clear water. We had nasi goreng at the local restaurant, and watched the sun go down in a hammock.
At the beach I was stung by a jelly fish and a line came up where the jellyfish stung me.
We caught a 2 and a half hour journey on a ferry to Penang. The ferry had nice leather seats and showed Animals Fantasticos on the ferry's TV. We walked 2km with our backpacks to our hotel. The hotel had a television and really good aircon. We had delicious tandoori chicken for lunch. We were so full up we only had a cake for dinner.
We had clams in noodle soup for lunch. I got over 20 clams in my bowl.
We went to Penang 3D Trick Art Amazing World where we did spectacular trick art photos and tried a virtual reality headset. In Clash Royale we beat a guy with the legendary graveyard.
We went to the Penang Botanical Gradens. The park had a warning sign about aggressive monkeys and at one point we did have to run. We saw one monkey grab a bottle from a person's hand. The bus drive home was 2 hours long, because the bus just stopped and waited for so long. When we had our tandoori chicken dinner, it absolutely chucked it down because it is getting near to monsoon season.
We caught the bus to Penang Hill, but the railway that took you up the hill was offline, so we had to get back on the bus to the jetty. It was very annoying that the railway was out of order, and we didn't want to take the ferry because we had been sitting on a bus for an hour. So we had tasty popcorn chicken with plum sauce.
We got really early to get the bus to Penang Hill again. It was lucky this time that the funicular railway was working. It went up the hill a lot faster than I had expected. My tummy was hurting and we thought it was because I had eaten too many clams over the last 4 days. When we got to the top it was a tourist trap, and the reason why I say that is because mum really wanted to go there but even she rated it only 1 star. Penang was tranquil, beautiful and friendly and also it was the first nice World Heritage Site we have visited. For dinner we had melt in the mouth fish and chips.
We had a horrible Milo roti, then a nice condensed milk roti for breakfast. When we caught the ferry to the mainland, we saw massive jellyfish in the sea. We then caught a luxurious bus to Taiping. At the bus station, the taxi drivers wouldn't take us because we had luggage, but luckily we caught a bus in the pouring rain to our hotel. Our hotel room had a TV and was spacious. We had a full of flavour Pizza Hut meal for tea.
We walked to a park at Lake Gardens and went on the swings. we walked round the lakes and saw the biggest lizard we had ever seen. We bought a bottle of orange juice and I had just drunk it all when a monkey snatched it from my hand, but I ran to safety.
We hired a pedalo and paddled round the lake, while it was really hot. We had fresh orange juice afterwards because we were so hot. Then we had horrible teriyaki chicken for lunch. I bought 7 top quality lego mini-figures in the shopping mall. We had tasty nasi goreng and wontons in the night market.
We walked to the Lake Gardens Zoo. We didn't have high hopes for the zoo, but we were pleasantly surprised. First of all some of the cages were empty, but it all changed when we saw a fish that has lungs, could weigh 200kg and could be 5m in length. We saw a crocodile that had been caught by 100 men and had been feared by the neighbourhood's fishermen for over 20 years. wee saw the biggest crane wandering around right up to us. We saw flying foxes which looked like gigantic vampire bats flying above us. Then we had to run from the same type of monkeys that stole my bottle. It was the biggest zoo and the best so far on my travels. We just made it to KFC for zinger mushroom soup, before the pouring rain started.
When we walked round Lake Gardens today, we saw a very small green poisonous snake, and we see rats at least once a day. We paddled round the lake on a boat and we saw a gigantic lizard catch a catfish and swallow it whole. We did dad's most boring walking tour around Taiping, and had hot chicken satay for dinner.
When we caught the bus to Ipoh we were the only people on it, and it was luxurious with leather seats. Our hotel room was small, next to a busy road and it didn't have hot water. I had sumptuous noodles with bbq pork for lunch. We took photos of the beautiful street art. It rained so heavily that it made a mini waterfall on the roofs of the houses.
We slept really badly because of the road noise. We walked round the murals and went in a tea museum. The museum was about a man called Ho Yan Hor who sold up to 1200 glasses of tea a day for 5 cents each in 1945. He was famous for cycling the whole length of Malaysia to deliver his product. He dried all of the herbs required to make the tea outside. We had a 5 flavour ice ball with honey which made your lips numb and was special to Ipoh. We had delicious chicken and noodles for lunch.
We had a rubbish night's sleep again. We went to the market and bought some apples and bananas, and caught a cosy train to Kuala Lumpar. The train had a lovely toilet but was very cold.
We caught the LRT to chinatown in Kuala Lumpar. Our hotel room was small and right next to the noisy night market. We had cool lychee iced floss with tapioca beans and pineapple fried rice for lunch. We had a pot noodle for tea.
We had a terrible nights sleep because a man had a loudspeaker on the corner of the street, on from 6 o'clock, so we moved to the top floor of the hotel. We walked to the Petronas towers and were disappointed because the food court food was bland and flavourless. We were very lucky to see a carnival which was only held once a year to wash all your bad luck away. And they gave you free sweets. We spoke to a Taiwanese man who spoke about all the different gods on the floats.
We got up really late because we had to kill time until our flight at 6 o'clock. Then we caught the LRT and a bus to the airport.