The school holiday is back! Never thought that I would be one of those parents who'd be concerned when it comes. However, I HAVE become those parents! I have been harping my hubby to make the necessary "early" arrangements of getting hotel rooms before they are all fully booked everywhere weeks before the starting of the holidays. Malaysians really take the campaign of "Cuti-cuti Malaysia" full-heartedly nowadays. Which is good really, I'm not complaining. I am all for these holidays!
It's good to be away from your normal weekly routine of going to work, come back from work, cook dinner, look forward to weekend, wasted the weekend or spend too much time clearing your weekend to-do list that you just panic when you realised that it was already 22:00 hrs Sunday night and you realised you did not get a chance to put your feet up to finish that chic-lit or the latest Korean DVD series that have been loaned to you. Before you know it the whole routine starts again in less than 9 hours time!
We decided Penang again this hols. The main reason I chose Penang was beacause I wanted to go to the Night Market in Ferringhi beach again, I regretted that during my last visit, about 1+ year back, I did not buy the Hermes bag there it was only RM100!! So I thought I would get it this time. Plus, give my kids Sand, Sea and Chlorined Swimming Pool, they'll be happy anywhere we go. Not to mention staying in A Hotel. Yeah, just like I was at their age.
Stayed at a hotel in Tanjung Bungah, just a note, don't worry about which hotel. You do not need to know. Do not evvvah bother to stay at any hotels in Tanjung Bungah if you are staying in Penang. Stick to Batu Ferringhi. The beach is sooo much better. The one where we stayed at was sad really really sad. My kids, fortunately had a whale of a time. Thank goodness! It was all about them having fun really. Something diffferent to do other than being couped up in our tiny apartment watching Playhouse Disney Channel and Cartoon Network all day long.
On the way to Penang we stopped at the Taiping Zoo and on the way back The Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh. Word of advice, Taiping Zoo is worth the trip if you are totally okay with walking in the hot hot sun for long hours. We just did the train ride, that took about 30 odd mins. Said a breif hello again to the elephants & parrots and spent sometime at the playground. Yes, I did say playground AT THE ZOO in TAIPING!!! All the way to play at the playground!! But really the attitude to be in when you are there is just to marvel at everything that you don't get to see when you're at thome. Just go through it. Kids love animals, really it is just not for us! Nothing that we cannot see in Animal Planet in the comfort of our home.