Sunday, April 20, 2008

Genting Hill @ Penang

Last Sat, my team and I went up to Genting Hill for a colleague's farewell lunch. It was my third time there but for many, their first trip. To get there you have to drive all the way from Bayan Lepas to Teluk Kumbar then Balik Pulau... it's a long straight drive with many curves along the way, you will reach the Puspakom first, then a small Indian temple on the right, about 1-2 km from the temple, you will see a signboard guiding you to make a left turn then you engage in very low gear and drag your car up the hill. The journey up the hill was magnificent, on the right you will see an unlimited span of padi field, agriculture land, the sea and two small islands.



For those who worried whether your car can reach the top, transportation service is actually available. There is a Thai restaurant, man made animal sculptures, plants, gardens, huts that oversee spectacular view and many more. The temperature during day time is about 20 -25 degrees and cooler in the evening.






The food taste good and is a little bit on the high side, it's halal (pork free) so you can bring along your Muslim friend. We ordered the special fried kangkung, mixed vegetable, kerabu mango, pandan chicken, siakap in special sauce, fried egg with onion, tomyam seafood and "tam tib - water chestnut and jackfruit in coconut milk" for dessert, the bill is RM153.00 for eight person.

You will anticipate a bigger crowd in the evening, if you want to enjoy the hill all by yourself then probably lunch is a better choice, by the way I think it's safer to drive when the day is still bright and if you are still a probationary driver with a "P", I strongly recommend that you asked somebody else to drive....

4 comments:

MamaJo said...

Wow, it remind me of Cameron which I only visit ONCE in my life...he,he

p/s: Saw that you will be going to Taiwan in June? Me too, end of May to early of June...which part you will be going?? Me now need help about accomodation..he,he

Wai Wai said...

Yes Jo, which part ah? I think round island quah, starting from the north... we are going for 7 days starting from mid of June.. follow tour... I heard from friends, you can book on-line..

Health Freak Mommy said...

Nice scenery of the hills. I thought it was taken in some overseas countries!

dorene said...

went there yesterday. 3rd time but 1st time driving..called you...but your hp was "low bat". almost miss the turning! haha...

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