The longest day…

I woke up at 5.00 a.m. yesterday and left for the Sibu Airport around 30 to 45 minutes later, and my flight took off for Kuching at 7, maybe 5 to 10 minutes behind schedule but that was o.k. Transit in Kuching was uneventful – went to get immigration clearance and also a quick puff before reboarding…

Boarding a MAS flight

…and got to KLIA by 10.oo a.m. I headed to the transfer counter as I had to get my boarding pass for my KLIA-Penang flight but that only took a couple of minutes – everything went smootfly and efficiently. Now, what on earth could I do until my flight at 1.55 p.m.  – almost 4 hours? I browsed through all the shops, bought a book, sat around and made a few trips to the smoking lounge…and had lunch…

KLIA fried noodles with egg

This cost around RM10.00 with the extra egg and it would not be so bad if it had tasted nice, which it wasn’t! Not at all! It was too salty, too oily…and despite having quite a bit of ingredients, it did not taste good at all! I did not think it was worth it, not even for want of something to do. The flight to Penang left on the dot and landed on the island at 2.45 p.m. After collecting my luggage, I headed to Cititel Penang and checked in…

Cititel welcome

Everything was dealt with promptly and efficiently and I was in my room in no time at all. After resting for a while, I went for tea at a corner coffee shop. The char kway teow stall had closed for the day…so I had the wantan noodles instead…

Penang wantan noodles

It was all right…but I had my mind set on a plate of Penang char kway teow the moment I set foot on the island. Never mind, it can wait a while longer….

Then, I went back to my room to wait for Mandy, my friend from my radio-family (on the former TraxxFm Pat & Mag in the afternoon show), to pick Melissa in Sungai Petani and bring her all the way to the island…and to the hotel. Thanks, Mandy, for taking all that trouble to do that. You’re such a gem!!!

So here I am in Penang… Stay tuned and hopefully, I will keep everybody updated from time to time!