Beautiful Photos From Palm Inn, Butterworth

The Palm Inn Hotel, Butterworth, Penang.

When I was in Penang(please click here), my big sister Kaman took some photos from our hotel rooms’ windows.
I think that the photos are very, very beautiful.

Dewan Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi is just across the road from the Palm Inn, Butterworth.

We can see the Penang Straits or South Straits(Selat Selatan) and the Penang Island(please click here) from our rooms.

Dewan Dato' Haji Ahmad Badawi and the Penang Island from our hotel rooms.
The night view of the Dewan Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi and the lights from the Penang Island.
Beautiful sky over the Penang Island.
Another beautiful night view from our hotel rooms.

We saw a firework show on the island from our rooms on Saturday night but we do not have any photos of the fireworks.

It was very beautiful.

The Green Yellow Sea?

Is this a real beach?

A view of the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. Picture taken July 15, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

Green algae named enteromorpha prolifera had invade a coastline of Qingdao in Shandong Province.

The algae now covers at least 200 square miles of the Yellow Sea.

A Chinese man swims along the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province on July 17, 2011. Green algae continues to spread in waters off China's east coastline and although not poisonous, it can hinder the fishing industry and tourism in affected areas. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

I don’t want to go into the water because it looks so dirty :mrgreen:

Children play in seawater covered by a thick layer of green algae at a beach on July 17, 2011 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. A large area of green seaweed called enteromorpha prolifera, has approached the Qingdao coast. The algae, is non-poisonous and harmless for water quality but may threaten marine life and coastline tourism. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
A boy swims in the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. Picture taken July 15, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily
A fisherman looks at her algae-filled fish pond near the coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 14, 2011.

Dinner At ‘Aziz Mee Pak Ngah Sg2′(Part 2)

In the evening we drove to Sungai Dua again for our dinner at ‘Aziz Mee Pak Ngah Sg2‘ restaurant(please click here).

My parents wanted to try ‘mee udang‘(prawn noodle) at another restaurant :mrgreen:

The ‘mee udang‘ has more prawns than the ones at the Restoran Aur Gading(please click here), but the prawns are much, much smaller.

My parents said that the ‘mee udang‘ at the Restoran Aur Gading is much more delicious.

Anyway the ‘mee udang‘ in this restaurant is much cheaper than the ones at the Restoran Aur Gading.

'Mee Udang Sungai Dua' at Aziz Mee Pak Ngah Sg2 restaurant. A plate of 'mee udang' is RM7.50.

My sisters ordered ‘kuey teow goreng‘ and I ordered ‘kuey teow sup‘.

There are lots of vegetables and beef slices in the soup.

Anyway some of the beef slices are too hard to chew 🙂

This ‘kuey teow sup‘ is much, much more delicious than the ‘kuey teow sup‘ at the Restoran Aur Gading.

I can't wait to eat my tasty 'kuey teow sup'.

My sisters said that their ‘kuey teow goreng‘ are tastier that the ones at the Restoran Aur Gading too 😉

There is a huge paddy field across the road facing the restaurant.

It is very, very beautiful.

The paddy field facing the restaurant.

The sky was very beautiful when we were about to go back to our hotel.

The very beautiful scenery across the road from the restaurant.

This restaurant is very hot at noon so, better come here in the evening 🙂 🙂 🙂

The Delicious ‘Original’ Mee Udang Sungai Dua(Part 1)

‘Mee Udang Sungai Dua'(please click here) is very popular in Penang and there are lots of ‘mee udang'(prawn noodle) restaurants in Sungai Dua.

Sungai Dua is in Butterworth, Penang(please click here).

Last week, Pak Cik Burhan(please click here) showed us a restaurant that he said is the original restaurant selling very delicious ‘mee udang’ in Sungai Dua.

The name of the restaurant is ‘Restoran Aur Gading’.

Restoran Aur Gading, Sungai Dua.

The restaurant is by a river and we can see the river while eating.

I saw some people fishing by the river.

A fishing rod by the river.

The place is beautiful and there are lots of trees around the restaurant.

We can see the river from our table.

Pak Cik Burhan and my parents ordered the ‘mee udang’.

My parent enjoyed the ‘mee udang’ very much!

They said that the ‘mee udang’ is very, very tasty but I think it is too hot 😉

A plate of yummy half eaten 'mee udang'. Three plates of the tasty 'mee udang' is RM41.60.

My sisters ordered ‘kuey teow goreng'(fried flat noodle).

A plate of 'kuey teow goreng'; my mother said it is 'mamak' styled .

I ordered ‘kuey teow sup'(flat noodle in clear soup) 🙂

The ‘kuey teows’ are not that tasty but the ‘mee udang’ are really good.

So, if you want a delicious ‘Mee Udang Sungai Dua’, you can visit this restaurant.

Catching A Feather

Have you ever catch a feather from a flying bird?

I caught one on July 17, 2011 on the field in front of the Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi in Butterworth, Penang.

I walked across the field with my father to take some photos of me standing in front of a SEMAIAN banner (please click here).

I am standing at the end of the big field in front of the Dewan Dato' Haji Ahmad Badawi, Penang. Across the road is the Butterworth Palm Inn Hotel.

As we walked back to the Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi Hall, we saw some pigeons on the field.

Some of the pigeons on the field.

So I walked slowly towards them as not to scare the pigeons.

I walk slowly to the pigeons...

But they flew away…

Suddenly, one of pigeon’s feather flew out of it’s wings.

It flew in the air.

I ran after it and I caught it before it falls to the ground :mrgreen:

The first feather that I caught from a flying bird.

And I took the feather back to Kuala Lumpur 😉

A Surprise Durian Party

I am standing in front the field facing the Dato' Haji Ahmad Badawi Hall.

On Sunday, July 17, 2011 we had a wonderful durian party at Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi Hall, in Butterworth, Penang.

The party started after the seminar(SEMAIAN) that we attended at the hall.

We were going back to the hotel when the uncles from ‘GABUNGAN’ brought us a very big bag of durians.

They said the durians were from orchards in Balik Pulau where the best durians from Penang come from.

The durians were very sweet and tasty.

We had the party outside the seminar room, facing a nice green field, full of pigeons. 

It was the best durian party that I ever had :mrgreen:

To eat the durians, we must first open the fruits 🙂

Pak Cik Burhan is trying had to open a durian..
Mmm...tasty and sweet. I am eating durian..
I(middle) was enjoing durian with my father(L) and Pak Cik Burhan(R).
"Where is my durian?", asked my sad sister Kafah. From left is my mother, Kafah, my father, me and Pak Cik Burhan. Everybody are enjoing tasty durian; except Kafah...

Seminar Mendaulat Islam – Agama Negara (SEMAIAN)

On Sunday, I went to the Seminar Mendaulat Islam – Agama Negara (SEMAIAN) at the Dewan Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi, Jalan Bagan Luar, Butterworth, Pulau Pinang (Penang).

We went to Penang on Saturday and come back to Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

During the seminar, I helped my father to bring things from outside to inside the seminar hall.

The speakers are:

  1. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Murad Merican( Universiti Teknologi Petronas-UTP)

  2. Associate Professor Dr. Aziz Hanafi(Dekan Kuliah Syariah Kolej Universiti Insaniah-KUIN)

  3. Tuan Haji Mahamad Naser Disa(Timbalan Penasihat Syariah Jabatan Peguam Negara)

The speakers Tuan Haji Muhamad Naser Disa(L), Associate Prof Dr. Abdul Aziz Hanafi(Middle) and Prof Dr. Ahmad Murad Merican(R) at the program.

The uncles from GABUNGAN ordered delicious ‘karipap’ and ‘spring rolls’ for the morning break.

We ate rice and a special Penang chicken curry for lunch.

The curry was very, very, very, very, very, very tasty but hot.

After the program the uncles from GABUNGAN brought lots of delicious durian for a durian party!

I enjoyed myself very, very, very, very much.

The program was reported in the Utusan Malaysia yesterday.

Utusan Malaysia is one of the main newspapers in Malaysia.

The program was reported in the Utusan Malaysia.

Plane Crashes, Explodes In Brazil, Kills 16

Yesterday at Sao Paulo, Brazil an airplane crashed and exploded shortly after take-off.

The plane was flying to the city of Natal from the city of the Recife in Brazil.

The Air Force said that the plane that crashed was a Noar Airlines’s L-410.

This is a disaster.

The disaster killed all the 16 people on the plane.

According to the accident database of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which tracks incidents globally, four other accidents involving the same model of plane were reported, all in Latin America and taking place in 2000 and 2001.

Meeting Uncle Cikgu Wan Hassan (My Father’s Teacher)

Yesterday, I met Uncle Cikgu Wan Hassan in Bangsar.

He is from Terengganu.

And he was my father‘s teacher in Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School (SSSS) in Kuala Terengganu.

He used to be my father’s scout teacher

Now he lives in Besut.

His wife, Aunty Cikgu Faridah Mohd Dagang also used to teach in SSSS (1981-1997).  

Now the school’s new name is Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Sulaiman. 

Anyway we didn’t visit his house, we visited his son’s house :mrgreen:

We ate rice with very tasty fried chicken, chicken percik, curry, ulam (Malaysian salad) and lots of other dishes.

My mother used to study in the school too, so my parents enjoyed talking to their old school teachers and their son. 

Anyway I didn’t enjoy so much being there because there was not much things to do and I do not understand what they were talking about 😉

Beautiful July 4th Fireworks Pictures

Fireworks light up the sky over the United States Capitol dome and the Washington Monument as the U.S. celebrates its 235th Independence Day in Washington July 4, 2011 . REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

The U.S. celebrates its 235th Independence Day on July 4, 2011 with beautiful fireworks shows.

I wish that one day I can own a good quality camera.

And when I am older I can snap photos as nice as these photos 🙂

I love fireworks shows 🙂

Fireworks fill the sky over Honolulu Monday night July 4, 2011 for the Independence Day celebration. Thousands of Oahu residents and visitors gathered at Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park to see the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
 The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from across the East River in the Queens borough of New York, as fireworks exploding over the Hudson River during the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show on Monday, July 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
The July 4th celebratory fireworks are seen exploding in air over the San Francisco Bay with San Francsico in the background on July 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The United States celebrated its 235th anniversary of declaring independence from the British Empire. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels' players and their families watch fireworks after their baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Anaheim Calif., on Monday, July 4, 2011. The Angels won 5-1. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter)
Fireworks light up the sky over the Potomac River near the Washington Monument as the U.S. celebrates its 235th Independence Day in Washington July 4, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley
The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, is seen in Arlington, Va., Monday July 4, 2011, as fireworks burst over Washington, during the annual Fourth of July display. The Washington Monument and the Capitol can be seen in the distance. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Fireworks light up the night sky behind the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse Monday, July 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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