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Countdown In Straits Quay, Penang

FROM QUEENSBAY MALL BACK TO THE HOTEL ROOM TO FRESHEN UP FOR COUNTDOWN TO 2017 AT STRAITS QUAY...  I have not been to Straits Quay for a long while, even my favourite restaurant Delicious is no more operating.  The last time I went, business was very brisk, we have to wait half an hour to get seated.  Hmmmm.....

Before the countdown, we went for dinner, my girl opted for Thai food and we went to Thai Baiyok along Lorong Selamat.  It was our second time there... With tummies filled, we proceeded to Gurney Mall, it was still early and we walked for a couple of hours for the sake of digestion.  By the time we reached Straits Quay, it was after 10pm..... The crowd was milling in by then.... somehow, we managed to get a parking and walked around a bit before the Countdown began.  I have never been to any countdown like this before.. first time in history... normally I spend my 31st December in the house watching TV but this year was pretty different... I Was Actually At The Scene!
At The Gurney Mall... 
Nice CNY deco is already up... 
At Thai Baiyok along Lorong Selamat... 
Our dinner which cost RM92....
Joining in the crowd at Straits Quay ....
Making our presence known... 
Almost 11 plus and the crowd was still coming in... 
We stood here to watch the Action!
2017 has arrived!!
Immediately after the Fireworks, we made our way back to the hotel..
Yes, that was IT!  LOL... 
My first Countdown in Penang... 
Next morning after our light buffet breakfast, we checked out 
and had our last Koay Teow Thng before leaving Penang... 
This time we took the second bridge to avoid the jam... 
And we were back to Ipoh to unpack and to pack again for another trip!


Comments

  1. wow...one trip after another...shiok!

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  2. How nice to countdown with your daughter! I was fast asleep long before the fireworks began here in Ipoh...hahahah!

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    1. It is just like any other normal day.. but for once, just joining in the fun...

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  3. Wah! Always on the go! Have a good trip!

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  4. Claire, how awesome! An adventure for you that is a first!! Actually being there this time, so much fun and excitement! Rock on, Claire!! Happy New Year! Wishing for you more adventures and fun!

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  5. The miang kam looks different from the Thai places here. They mixed everything together for you? It looks like it's cooked, is it? RM92 is cheap especially when you had that huge steamed fish! I've yet to try their Thai-style steamed fish here.

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    1. Yes, it is definitely cooked, there is one uncooked, we did not choose that...

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  6. I loves the ingredients inside the Koay Teow Thng...

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  7. Very nice dinner. I haven't been to any countdown. I would be asleep by then. LOL!

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  8. you are so happening to count down to new year at straits quay with your daughter. it is always nice to do something different and memorable.

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