I spent the last Raya with my girlfriend, in Nothern Malaysia.
I initially planned to leave for a holiday abroad, as I have not taken an annual leave for a long time. My girlfriend suggested that we backpack from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh and finally to Penang.
We took the train from KL Sentral in the morning. The train fare from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is RM22 per person. The journey takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes and all the way, we can see the natural beauty of the place and the villages.
Ipoh is the capital of Perak, Malaysia and has a population of 710.798. It is also called the ‘City of Millionaires’ or ‘Bougainvillea City’.
We arrived at Ipoh in the afternoon and we intended to stay there for a night so that my girlfriend could attend a wedding feast tomorrow. So that night, we went into town for a stroll and enjoy the beauty of the night in the city of Ipoh.
The next day, we got ready to attend the wedding in Taman Song Choon. Their wedding theme colors were purple and pink. The lively feel was so great because it has been a long time since I attended a wedding. They provided a food buffet for guests. I took photographs of the wedding couple, who looked radiant. Congratulations to Ayuni Zahirah and Akmal Azizan, may they be happy to the end of their lives.
We went to Penang by express bus from Medan Gopeng and the fare to get there is about RM28 for two. We departed at 4pm and arrived there late because the bus came late and there were crowded streets. Our fate got better because we then had the opportunity to take pictures of the sunset. We went down in Butterworth and across the island on a ferry.
The atmosphere at night in Georgetown banayak is very lively with the presence of foreigners who came for a visit. If you talk about food in Penang, all would agree with me that the food there is delicious and varied. We will lose if we go over there but do not stop to eat Nasi Kandar.
We went back to Kuala Lumpur the next day. Before leaving we bought some souvenirs at the jetty.