Sad as we were that we couldn't spend more time at the Penang Botanic Gardens we knew we had to make a move on to the next destination.
Inaccessible by public transport we were left with little choice but to hail a Grab car out of the gardens. After consulting with the Moovit phone app we hailed a car to the Adventist Hospital where we could catch a bus to Batu Ferringhi. The fare was RM7 (approximately USD/EUR2), and we reached the Adventist Hospital five minutes later.
Alas we were mistaken and the bus to Batu Ferringhi actually plied a different route along another hospital, Gleneagles. We then hailed another Grab car there for RM7 (approximately USD/EUR2) as well.
After a short wait we boarded what appeared to be the bus to Batu Ferringhi. Sadly we caught the Rapid Penang #104 bus and were very rudely ejected off the bus. We finally caught the correct Rapid Penang #101 bus for a fare of RM2.00 each (approximately USD/EUR0.50).
Evening rush hour traffic was really bad but cleared up after Tanjung Bungah, and we arrived at the bus stop opposite the Golden Sands Hotel in Batu Ferringhi at half past seven in the evening.
If you had followed our previous posts on our adventures to Batu Ferringhi you would have known that we tried and failed to have a meal at SAF Street Pasta, a street food stall that a YouTuber we follow "Ken Abroad" spoke so highly of. Well, this time we came at the appropriate time and were soon ordering our choice of pasta.
I had asked for what "Ken Abroad" ordered; Brendan tried the Carbonara Meatballs and added a bowl of Mushroom soup while Cat fancied the Seafood Aglio Alio. We devoured our plates of pasta with glee and enjoyed it immensely. Together with a round of fruit juices (Brendan had two glasses) our street food dinner came to RM63.70 (approximately USD/EUR14).
We then hopped on another Rapid Penang #101 bus for a fare of RM2.70 (approximately USD/EUR0.60) bound for George Town. Forty minutes later we found ourselves at Jalan Transfer, we walked back and past the hotel to the 7-Eleven at Jalan Penang to get several bottles of drinking water.
With that ends our adventurising for today, please stay tuned for more in the posts to come.
Lastly, we feel that it is our civic duty to remind everyone that while masks are now optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!
SAF STREET PASTA - https://goo.gl/maps/yYZKDDxTzSnUS6Br9
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.