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Wednesday 10 August 2022

PENANG Runaround 6 PENANG Runaround 6 (Aik Hoe, WELD QUAY, Chew Jetty, Lim Jetty and Beyond)

Penang Day 4!

This morning we were thankfully able to wake up at the crack of dawn. Brendan stayed up the whole night and asked to be excluded from our planned runaround today.

We left the hotel at ten after seven in the morning and as usual walked toward Lebuh Campbell. We continued along headed southeast for about half a kilometre before turning left onto Lebuh Carnarvon.

Our breakfast destination was soon in sight. Serving traditional Dim Sum, Aik Hoe has been in business for many years and is considered an institution to some.

Cat read that the aged husband and wife owners may not be able to hand over the reins of the business to anyone in the family, and Aik Hoe may soon perish from Penang’s kaleidoscope of local cuisine.

With that in mind we made it a point to visit Aik Hoe at least once while we had the chance. Practicing self-serve, customers are expected to choose the dim sum of their choice from the counter. Even though we got there reasonably early most of the choice dim sum had already been snapped up.

We took what was available and enjoyed our breakfast together will a hot steaming pot of Chinese tea. This traditional local breakfast came to RM30 (approximately USD/EUR7).

Breakfast sorted out we continued our morning walk along Lebuh Campbell headed southeast past the Kapitan Keling Mosque onto Jalan Buckingham. We then turned right onto Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling then onto Jalan Cannon Street until we reached the Aceh Street Mosque.

We then turned left onto Lebuh Acheh and continued southeast right to the very end where we ended up at Pengkalan Weld. We turned left and managed to walk across the very busy street. We continued along for a few hundred meters until we reached Chew Jetty.

We then visited Lim Jetty as well, so be sure to watch our video on these two fascinating jetties!

We then wandered out onto Pengkalan Weld and finally ended up at the Rapid Penang Jetty Terminal B where we caught a Rapid Penang CAT free bus to KOMTAR. 

We walked over to 1st Avenue Mall and spent a good hour at several retail stores buying a few T-shirts to replace the ones that had gotten discoloured in the wash.

We then walked back to KOMTAR and caught a Rapid Penang #202 bus along Jalan Penang for a fare of RM1.00 (approximately USD/EUR0.20) that took us to Jalan Transfer. We then continued walking along Jalan Hutton till we got back to the hotel. We were then engrossed with doing some chores the entire day and ordered take-outs from Grab for lunch, only to emerge in the evening. Stay tuned for our next posts.

Lastly, we feel that it is our civic duty to remind everyone that while masks are now optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!

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We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

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