Monday, September 25, 2017

Cycle Malaysia Day 5 - Taiping to Penang

After a good rest at our friend's place and a good dinner hosted by him we were ready to go again.
Just before we leave Taiping our hosts took us around Taiping Lake Gardens and its surrounding. The park is the first public garden started by the British back in 1880. It is nice to cycle around the park with the fresh air,  huge raintrees and many health conscious people doing their morning exercises.
One for the album and thank you so much for your hospitality. 
Another group photo at The New Club Taiping. This club is one of the oldest social club in the country and it was the British who founded it during the Colonial rule.
Breakfast at Sim Sim Kopitiam at Taman Seri Kamunting (GPS : 4.891342, 100.731631).
We had to stop here to resolve a technical hiccup on Amanda's bike at Kg. Sg. Gedong (GPS : 4.967198, 100.612754).
Arriving at Bagan Serai and looking for a nice place to rest again.
A short rest for drink that turned out to be a lunch after being enticed by the gorgeous dishes at the food counter at Restoran Mei Jing (GPS: 5.012647, 100.533972) Bagan Serai on the main road of Route 1.
Just before reaching Nibong Tebal we set off to Road 169 and then Jalan Teluk Ipil to a motorbike bridge crossing Kerian River where the famous Restoran Lim Aik Chew's curry prawn is located.
Somewhere near Jalan Victoria, another cycling project by the State government.
Restoran Law Chang Kee' porridge at Jalan Che Ahmad. We had the prawns and fish porridge unfortunately the crab and poached octopus were all sold out. We met Poh Nee and her friend here and they joined us for the porridge.
Getting over the steel arch bridge of Nibong Tebal where underneath of the bridge runs the North - South railway tracks.
Cycling on the major roads at Seberang Perai could be tricky and challenging with many overhead bridges as we got closer to Butterworth for the ferry.
We were lost but managed to regroup for a ferry to the island. Welcome to Penang.
Day 5 is one of the longest days - Penang.

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