Visited many places in day 3. Majority were temples. There are so many temples in Penang! It’s temple day on day 3 *LOL*
Now we venture into town instead of at Batu Feringghi area. At first we went to a very popular kopitiam that serves those cha siew, pork, duck, chicken rice but some of their food weren’t ready yet. So we went to visit Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Centre Penang, just next to it only. Only a small lane and the memorial centre’s wall divides them.
We were lucky to have the staff there explaining to us about Sun Yat-Sen. Did you know that he had a wife in Penang? Not many people know this. NO photos allowed in the gallery which is in the process of expanding. However, managed to sneakily took a photo of the small, cosy and very romantic setting restaurant located behind the gallery(photo on the right) with my phone. Nice right?
After we finished the visit, we went back to the kopitiam for our brunch.
I have no idea about the name ;p However, I’m sure Penang kia will know since they are very popular, just next door of the memorial centre. The set you see here is for one person only! Imagine 6 sets of this?
Guess how much it cost us? Including drinks only RM39.60! OMG! Such big portion and only cost this little. HEY! Tell me where can you get this kind of portion in Kuching? The soup was really SYIOK! Very appetising and the meat consisted of chicken, gong chiang(pig intestine stuffed with various pork parts), and three layer meat. This meal was really heavy and it lasted us one whole afternoon even until the evening and we didn’t feel hungry.
After that, we started our temples tour.
First stop, was a temple. I’m not sure about the name but heard that it’s some sort college for those that want to study Buddhism. The Bodhi tree was the main attraction. The weather was extremely hot and we went under the tree, it was so cooling! No wonder Buddha sat there to meditate. Heard that the tree was flown all the way to Penang and planted here but of course this is not the real tree Buddha sat under ;p It’s just the same type.
After that, we went to Thai Buddhist Temple. This is where the Sleeping Buddha located.
Those that like buildings or architectures will definitely visit all these temples because the architecture is very unique. Photography enthusiasts will sure love it too.
Entrance to the temple where the HUGE Sleeping Buddha is sleeping ;p
There you go… Say hi to him hahaha…
you can light the lotus candles by buying it from the temple. You can also play with the Wheel of Fortune. Only 50 cents. I didn’t play. Just put your 50-cent coin into the slot then it will turn and stop at a number. Find the number in the box and take out one piece of the paper, that’s your result.
Next up, more temples!
Comments on “Penang Day 3 – Part 1: Sun Yat-Sen, Breakfast, 2 Temples”
Wahh… *salivates* Semenanjung portions are always bigger. We may have cheaper food here, but portions are so damn stingy. 😛 I bet you came back one kilo heavier. 😀
Ann, hahaha… Don’t think I put on weight ;p Still same same.
Ahh…visited Sleeping Buddha too on my trip to Penang a few years back…It was really huge!
Huge? I think OK la… I was expecting it to be so much more bigger than this hahaha…