Saturday, April 6, 2013

A trip to Pulau Aman

For quite sometime, we were planning to visit Pulau Aman, the "Island of Peace" Finally we had a good chance to visit it. We had so much fun exploring this island.
We departed from Penang Island in the afternoon. The road leading to the pier is rather quiet. It took us about 45 minutes of drive from Penang towards the pier to Pulau Aman. It is a small remote island just in front of Bukit Tambun. You can park your car in the open space in front of the pier. Don't worry. There are ample parking space here.
The jetty for visitors to take the boat to Pulau Aman. Two way ticket costs RM6 for adult. RM4.00 for children between 7 to 12 years old. Those below 7 years old rides for free. It was our first visit to Pulau Aman on 27.12.2012. We had to wait over an hour for the ferry.
He is our boat driver. The whole journey took us about 10-15 minutes.
Our family members were the only non-Malay riders on board the ferry.
You can enjoy the natural scenery along the way.
Floating fish farms around the island.
Boat Schedule to Pulau Aman.
Pulau Aman is a peaceful Island which away from the hectic life in town.
From the Pulau Aman jetty, we walked to the Restaurant Terapung Pulau Aman. It was only walking distance. Their business hours from 11.00pm-9.00pm (daily)
Our stomachs began to growl and roar. We were looking for some comfort food to fill our belly.
Restaurant Terapung Pulau Aman is the famous restaurant in Pulau Aman. Most of the patrons were either workers on the island or visiting tourists.
This island is really well-known for their mantis shrimp (濑尿虾).
Fresh from the sea. You can choose your favourite seafood and ask the chef to cook for you at minimal charges. Sometime you can grab mantis prawn and crab at a cheap rate.
Those prawns are about 8 inches in length. 
The food variety is moderate low. Only few options can be chosen.
Mee Goreng Udang. It costs RM6.00.
Mee Udang Soup. Fresh and huge prawns served together with the mee udang. It costs RM6.00. You can taste the sweetness from the fresh prawns. Squeeze the lime to make it tastes a bit sour.
Nasi Goreng Udang. It costs RM6.00. The signature dish here is Mee Udang. As for dad and mom, mee udang goreng was the best of all. It was strongly recommended.
Our favourite drink, lime and sour plum.You can make it at home too. This drinks is fresh and very suitable for us to have it under the melting environment.
Sometimes it is good to be more adventurous to try out food from foreign land.
After taken our lunch, we went for a short stroll under the hot sun. The best way to explore the island is to go around on foot. You hardly see any car here.
Other than eat, you still can rent their bicycle or canoe to go around the island. For those who enjoy sea adventure, you can rent the canoe.
A map on the island.
Traditional Malay kampung house. 
Oldest breadfruit tree in Malaysia.
A very unique fruit in Pulau Aman. It is named Buah Sukun in Malay.
One of the historical site in Pulau Aman. Telaga Emas or the Well of Gold. It located next to the sea. This well had been dug in 1879. It never runs dry even during a drought. Some visitors draw water from the well to bathe in as they believed that it will bring them good luck.
The history of the Telaga Mas. 
There are numbers of chalet to rent range around MR70-RM200. But hardly any takers due to poor maintenance. The whole island was not developed well yet.
The chalet is located at the end of the villagers. 
Fishing, water sports and jungle trekking are some of the popular activities on the island.
A small village with capacity around 300 villagers.
The life on this island is very plain and simple. Do you love this quiet and rural island?
We headed back at around 6pm. The last boat depart from the island back to the jetty is 6pm. Don't miss it.
Goodbye Pulau Aman. Our next visit will be Pulau Pangkor. Girls, God's creations are all around us. Let us appreciated what we have been blessed.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A good time at Tea-Tac-Toe

Both of you enjoy the the ambiance of Tea-Tac-Toe and wish to return again. This restaurant was recommended by sister Pei Sun.
Tea-Tac-Toe Cafe is a cafe in Sungai Dua, Penang. It is opposite McDonalds. Their business hour is from 10am to 11pm. Daily.
Finally we managed to go there for dinner on 17.3.2013.
The restaurant was extremely crowded when we arrived. Fortunately the waitress reserved a table for us.
Taiwanese home-style food. Taiwanese food culture is no longer a foreign meal in Penang.
Every restaurant has competition and the stories behind their success.
Tea Tac Toe have extended their delivery service to the southern region of Penang Island. Now you can have your favourite Taiwanese cuisine and bubble tea delivered right to your doorstep.
Taiwanese concept cafe that offers a variety of Taiwanese dishes.
Write down your order on an order form. We can opt to reduce the sugar level to suit one's preference.

The menu.
Combo Meal(Main Course + Drink) for RM10.90.
While waiting to be served, feel free to enjoy you wifi, magazines,comics and novels.
Comic books display on racks. If you truly love the literature that goes behind each one of the comic, then you have come to the right place.
Soccer table. A tabletop game simulating football, in which several model players are attached to a board with spring. Flick in order to "kick" the ball. You can play a competitive game of football right at your table.
 Strawberry Snow Shake 草莓雪泡. It costs RM4.85.
Chocolate Milk-T 巧克力奶茶. It costs RM4.85.
Mango Snow Shake 芒果雪泡. It costs RM4.85.
Vanilla Milk-T  香草奶茶.  It costs RM4.85.
Soft drinks of various flavours . Pearl tea, also known as bubble tea, is a sweet, cold tea drink that originated in Taiwan.
Crispy Chicken 香鸡排. It costs  RM10.90 including milk tea.
Braised Pork 控肉. It costs RM10.90 including milk tea.
Popcorn Chicken 盐酥鸡. It costs Rm10.90 including milk tea.
Crispy Fish Fillet 香酥鱼排. It costs Rm10.90 including milk tea.
Nice atmosphere to meet up with friends and chat.

After dinner we went shopping. What a great night for us. We really need a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of our daily life. Good night, Tea-Tac-Toe, we will say hello to you again.