Monday, December 29, 2008

Day 4 - Destination Sg Petani & Taiping & Kuala Sepetang

It's our fourth day of the trip. After checking out from Seri Malaysia, we headed to Kuala Kedah. Azlee mentioned to go to Mee Abas as he said they serve good noodle there. Unfortunately it was closed when we arrived.

From Kuala Kedah we head off for Sg Petani thru' Yan. The route was free from traffic and the scenery was amazing with lots more Sawah Padi. A sight to behold.

Sawah padi - sejauh mata memandang.

A sight to behold - green, green and green...

Our next destination is Tanjung Dawai. A colleage told me that there's a lot of ikan masin and ikan bilis sold there. As I'm a fan of this ikan masin and ikan bilis, and with the exploration mission in mind, we went there.

Arriving Tg Dawai, it was not much to see and visit. It's just a very small town near the seaside. Since we got there, we brought some ikan masin and some keropok. The prices of ikan bilis and ikan masin is not that cheap either.

Our next destination is Lembah Bujang. An office colleage told me that there is an Archeology Museum which is rarely found in Malaysia. It is a site of olden Hindu temple or Chandi. It was building hundred of years ago by the imigrants I supposed.

Anway, we arrived there about 11.00am. The place was quite hilly and it took some effort for us to climb the hill. After taking some pictures just to signifies that we had been there, we took off.

The kids at some of the ancient stones craving.

Mimi infront of one of the Chandi (temple).

The biggest Chandi there.

The next destination is Taiping but we have to fill up our tummy first. Thus our next plan was to have lunch at R&R on the way to Taiping. We stopped at Juru R&R and had lunch and did our Zuhur prayers. Arrived Taiping about 3.00pm. The first place to visit is the Taiping Zoo. I never been to Taiping Zoo but from what I heard it is a good place to bring the kids. Except for the entrace fees which I think is a bit expensive, the place is worth to go. Comparing to the Hulu Klang Zoo, Taiping zoo is a bit smaller but more compact with animals. We took the train ride throughout the zoo. I guess when you are too tired to walk, a train ride is a complement to it.

The zoo is well kept and the animals (eventhough not as many as Hulu Klang Zoo) are well taken care off. I did took some pictures of these animals.

The Ostrichs.

The Zebras.

The Seladangs.

The Giraffes.

At the exit of the Zoo, there was a place where you take pictures with a hugh python. Mimi was so excited to see it and immediately told me that she wanted to take a pic with the python. I was not a fan of snakes. Geli brother... eeeee....

Anyway she pursuade me to get her picture taken with the snake. I asked Along, Angah and Acik and even Bibik if they want to take picture with the python and none of them want it. Semua takut. I pun...

Look at Mimi smiling and excited taking picture with the hugh python.

I tumpang saja lah ambil gambar tapi takut nak pegang ular eeee...

We exited Taiping Zoo about 4 pm something. Next we drove around to see what Taiping has to offer. Nothing much indeed. Except for the Taiping Lake Garden which was quite nice, nothing much to see.

So we headed off to Kuala Sepetang. I had never in my life been to Kuala Sepetang although I had heard of the name. Azlee, my travel advisor told me that I should not miss the Mee Udang at Kuala Sepetang. He even gave me the phone number of Mee Udang Mak Teh. He told me to call the place first to book a table and order what we want to eat. I called and make a reservation - macam reservation kat hotel pulak...

Kuala Sepetang is about half an hour drive from Taiping. We just follow the sign board to the place. Since the road is quite remote, I called Azlee to find out whether I was in the right direction. Truely enough we were on the right track. We got the right stall. I didnlt expect much but it was just a kampung stall. But wait till they serve us.

I was greeted by a lady and I told her that I was the one who called. She told me to sit and they will serve in a short while.

What truely amaze me is their serving of the prawn. Really tempting and full with prawns. I ordered 4 mee udang and 2 mee goreng. When the ordered arrived, Acik counted teh prawns in his plate. He had 13 pieces of udangs.

Of course as usual Mimi and Acik instructed me and Bibik to peels the shell skin. The kids really enjoyed the mee udang and mee goreng with full of udang. I guess this is the first time ever we had mee udang full of udang. Azlee did mentioned to me that "kena selak udang baru jumpa mee dia". True enough.

I have gout, but looking at the udang serving, I balun jer lah.. lepas tu makan ubat later.

The arrival of the mee udang. Best nyer.

13 pieces of prawns in each plate.

Best nyer makan mee udang.

The peeled shell skin itself filled up 2 big plates.

After Kuala Sepetang, it was time for us to leave for KL. Mimi insisted that we stay in Taiping but I told her there's nothing much to see there. We might as well go back home and rest the next day. We arrived home about 9.00 pm. Had a nice trip.

My comments about the whole trip:
  1. I guess this is the best ever trip that we've been as a family. No rushing for time as I took quite a long leave.
  2. I truely enjoyed the places that we visited.
  3. The kids didn't quarrelled in the car - that's a bonus.Well there's a few instances but was under control.
  4. I went to places I haven't been before.
  5. Quite an experience for the kids. I guess they enjoyed it too.
  6. No major disappoinment.
  7. It didn't ripped off my pocket as well.

Acik & Mimi : "Ayah nanti kita pergi Sarawak dan Sabah pulak ya?????"
Ayah : Hmmmm... ok lah awak semua kumpul duit kita nak kapalterbang pulak ok.

1 comment:

lilinbiru said...

ler.apasal x cakap nak datang kedah. lain kali datang boleh singgah rumah.