Monday, November 09, 2015

A Weekend Up North for Kate's Wedding Function

This trip has been marked in the calendar for at least 6 months ago with an objective to attend a wedding in Bukit Mertajam. Eight of us took the Friday off and left Klang Valley early in the morning. We stopped at Ipoh for a Dim Sum breakfast at Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum .
I called a friend in Ipoh for the direction to a cultural village somewhere in the vicinity of Sam Poh Tong Temple. Thanks to Kok Choo for the direction to this amazing place.
This place is known as Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village
清心嶺休闲文化村 and it's GPS coordinates is 4.561987, 101.124208 . You will need to go through housing scheme before reaching the place, the housing scheme is called Taman Saikat.
There are many bicycles and cargo bikes for you to use and it's free of charge or rather it's already included in the RM4.00 entrance fee. I enjoyed this bike with my father in law beaming all the way during the ride.
It was fun hiking the trail to the top, surprisingly there are so many old exhibits along the trail, it was a pleasure taking photos of these old items. So do not forget to make yourself up there.
The word “Qin Xin Ling” (清心嶺) means “Serene Hill”. It is the latest attraction near Gunung Rapat. Go check this place out, there is also accommodation available if you do want to stay there for a night.
At last we attended Kate Chuah & Seanz' wedding dinner at St. Anne Hall, Bukit Mertajam.
We put up the night at Lai Yoong's home and in the morning we went out for a lovely ride around Kulim town.
The rain tree of more than 70 years old near the clock tower of  Kulim and it was so nice to see it is still standing majestically at the position.
We proceeded to Penang Island and crossed to the island using the conventional method and it was fun taking the ferry.
Immediately after we embarking from the ferry I took the group to 3D Trick Art Museum while I cycled to Time Square to sort out the accommodation. I was told they had a good time in the museum. 
A view from the condo we rented for the night at Time Square. The location of this place is simply ideal.
I rented a 4 wheeler that was able to take non cyclists and this was just perfect. I was really excited when I managed to get hold of this machine. The rental was RM80.00 for two hours.
After a second round of breakfast at Chew Jetty we started to roam around the heritage area of Georgetown. Everything seem to jell in nicely. I can see the satisfaction from their faces especially when they were moving on their bikes. So let's go see places.
The weather was absolutely awesome.
We need not have to walk and could see so many places, that was a great pan indeed.
The 2 hours rental time was running out fast I decided to bring them over to Beach Street for the Car Free Morning activities. The traffic was bad the 4 wheeler was having problem squeezing through but it eventually managed to get through with lots of fun.
Here we were the eight of us at Georgetown Car Free zone.
Let's have some fun and refreshment before we return the bicycles.
Lunch at Ong Cheng Huat Seafood 王清发海鲜, Bagan Lallang Butterworth before we headed back to Kuala Lumpur.

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