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Friday, 23 June 2017

1st Morning - Sunrise At Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

1st morning at Tanjung Bungah beach.
We went down to the beach at about 6.30 am to wait for the sunrise. I hope you enjoy the series of sunrise shots.
Photo #1 - 6.45 am.
It started with a tinge of pink in the sky.
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The following sunrise shots were taken from the roof top.
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Linking to Skywatch Friday.

Praise Him, sun and moon, praise Him, all you shining stars!

Praise Him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

(Psalm 148:3-4, English Standard Version-ESV)

Thursday, 22 June 2017

From Penang To Ipoh - A Short Visit To Taiping.

Travelling from Penang back to Ipoh, we made a short visit to Taiping. Our friends wanted to visit a relative in Taiping town. Before that we stopped at Antong Coffee Mill, tasted their coffee and bought some coffee. After that, we drove on to Taiping town.
Antong Coffee Mill - the oldest coffee mill since 1933.
Notice the chain link fence behind the giant cup?
Taiping's market, consisting of 2 markets built separately.
The first was built in 1884 and the second was built in 1885.
Can you see the fence around the market?
A back alley behind shop houses.
After visiting our friends' relative, we walked over to a nearby shop for lunch.
Even though it was early about 11.30 am, business was good. We ordered chicken rice, popiah (wrapped spring rolls) and drinks for lunch. I got myself distracted and ended up without any photos of what we ate for lunch. 
 I only had the above shark and turtle photos found on the wall of the shop. 
 While walking back to our car, I passed by this shop and the above caught my attention.
"A loving old couple"
We stopped at a shop we passed by to buy some freshly fried banana fritters.
 More fence photos for Good Fences.
These fence shots were taken at the ferry jetty and the last one on the ferry.

Linking to Good Fences.

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,

O God our Savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth,

even those who sail on distant seas.

(Psalm 65:5, New Living Translation-NLT)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Roof Top Views & Flowers From Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

After walking back from the beach which was a short distance from the hotel, we were still early and breakfast was not ready. We heard of the hotel's roof top swimming pool and we decided to take a look.
Photo #1 - It is an open air roof top swimming pool. We found a worker cleaning the pool.
Photo #2 - The view was good from on top of a 7 storey building.
Photo #3 - Golden reflection of the sunrise on the opposite high rise buildings and also on the railing around us. The stainless steel railing looks like gold railing.
Photo #4 - High rise buildings on the left and open sea on the right. The air was cool. This is the best time to take a morning swim before breakfast. No swimming for me because my swimwear got too tight for me to fit in. Lol!
Photo #5 - Hope you enjoy the photos taken from the roof top.
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Photo 8 - From here we can see the main road in the above photo. 
Photo #9 - Pretty cloud formation over the hills.
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The following flowers shots on our morning walk near the hotel.
Beautiful yellow and orange Heliconia flowers.
I had these in my garden but they started spreading all over the ground that I had to dug them out.
 I tried growing them in the pots but they didn't do well in pots. 
I also had the dark purple leafy plant on the right. It is the Cordyline red plants. They were removed from the garden when we replaced the old garden fence.
These Heliconia plants make good hedges around a building.
These colourful flowers and their leaves are great for flower arrangements.
Deep Pink Ixora flowers.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

And why do you worry about clothes?

See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed

like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field,

which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire,

will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith?

(Matthew 6:28-30, New International Version-NIV)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Travelling From Tanjung Bungah, Penang To Taiping.

I slept quite well on the second night in Penang and woke up refreshed the next morning. It was still early and we walked down to the beach. 
There was a splash of gold in the morning sky.
Slowly, the gray clouds began to cover the sky.
I love the sound of waves lapping on the shore.
After breakfast, we started our journey back to Ipoh.
We used the Penang bridge to cross over to the mainland.
We decided to stop in Taiping and our first stop was at Antong Coffee Mill because our friends have not been there before. Hubby and I first visited this coffee mill about a year ago and you can click here if you are interested to visit the post.
The gold statue of the Chinese revolutionary Dr Sun Yat Sen (on the right) was placed in front of the old house he once stayed in. The house is now used as an office and a showroom by the Antong Coffee Mill. Many of the old antiques are still kept in the house. Antong coffee mill has been in existence since 1933.
The old fashioned method of frying the coffee beans over wood fire.
We went over to the showroom to taste the different types of coffee available. We went up the stairs to look at the antique items on display.
We bought some instant coffee powder for our own consumption.
Kopi O Kao means Thick, strong black coffee.
We also bought these snacks to go with the coffee.
Coconut cookies on the left and crunchy bread fingers on the right.
Below are some old treasures from the showroom to share with you.
An antique tea sets
An antique microphone.
An antique chair.
An antique safety chest, a hat and a rattan basket.
Antique hot water flask, enamel mugs and enamel tiffin carrier.
A porcelain flower vase.
An antique holder for Chinese writing brushes and hand fan.
These are just some of the photos in my collection.

Then Daniel answered and said before the king,

"Let your gifts be for youself, and give your rewards to another.

Nevertheless, I will read the writing to the king

and make known to him the interpretation.

(Daniel 5:17, English Standard Version-ESV)

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