Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Travelling to Penang by Way of a Bus & Bicycles

For once I decided not to drive back to Penang but instead we boarded a coach together with our bicycles. We cycled from home to Corus Hotel, Jalan Ampang to catch the bus and little did we know that we have to pay additional charges for the bicycles. It was RM20.00 for a bicycle. If I were to have bagged the bikes I could probably have save the additional charges. A lesson learned indeed.
On the hindsight our bikes were placed at the lounge at the lower deck of the coach.
We reached Queensbay Mall about 1pm the bicycle lane is just situated less than 200 metres from the shopping mall, immediately we set up our bikes and proceeded with our ride back to mum's place.
We have rode at this bicycle lane before and we quite like it with its heavy landscaping and canopying trees despite it was a hot day.
The beautiful sight of Penang Bridge from the underneath of it.
We noted the State has rectified some of the obstructions which we encountered previously.
The bridge over Sg. Pinang as usual standing proudly and welcoming us to Georgetown.
We were hungry and decided to eat at these stall behind Gama Departmental Store (Jalan Trang).
A fried Char Kuay Teow & Prawn Mee (or known as Hokkien Mee in Penang). After the makan, I decided to aviod using Jalan Dato Keramat to Farlim as Jo might be frighten by the traffic.
We found our way to Jalan Sg. Pinang via Jalan Sungai into Jalan Perak and out to the main road via Jalan Lim Lean Teng. Immediately crossing the intersection we turn into Jalan Grove after the State Mosque for Lorong Batu Lancang and finally Thean Tiek Expressway with a climb at Farlim. Well done Jo, you have done it! 
The journey from Queensbay Mall to Farlim was about 22km. Click at the link for details of the route we took.
Tomorrow will be another interesting day cycling and food hunting at downtown Georgetown.

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