Monday, August 25, 2008

Perodua Kancil Mini Cooper wannabe near the Penang Bridge

I couldn't believe my eyes ... a "full conversion" Perodua Kancil, to mimic the Mini Cooper!


Yay! We made it to Penang ...

Wikipedia describes the bridge which costs RM$7 of toll to get across (You only pay going from mainland to island, with the return journey being "free")...
The Penang Bridge (Jambatan Pulau Pinang in Malay) E 36 is a dual-carriageway toll bridge that connects Gelugor on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula.
The bridge is also linked to the North-South Expressway in Prai and Jelutong Expressway in Penang. It was officially opened to traffic on September 14, 1985.
The total length of the bridge is 13.5 km (8.4 miles), making it among the longest bridges in the world, the longest bridge in the country as well as a national landmark. PLUS Expressway Berhad is the concession holder which manages it.
The bridge was designed by a local Penang resident, Tan Sri Datuk Professor Ir. Chin Fung Kee, a well known authority in geotechnical engineering and former acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya.

Here is a great view of a plane on take-off from the island, as we were nearly across the bridge ... Penang Airport is not far away.

3 comments:

U.Lee said...

Hi, was checking out something via Google noticed your blog callsign and busybody over.
Wow! I scrolled down, spent 20 minutes practically drooling over your gourmet cooking, the pics of dishes as well enjoyed your eloquent and lively postings, not to mention some very delectably, sensational looking ladies too, ahemm. Ha ha.

I love Penang especially the ferry and old days would take the ferry rather the bridge....and one of my most memorable nights was on a Penang ferry on a New Year's eve night...with current girlfriend, ahemmm...Love the E&O too.

Ipoh town is very nice too, but somehow Penang ladies with their gentle Hokkien have that special charm...without that warpaint on their faces of course, ha ha.
Anyway, you have a pleasant week, keep well and best regards, Lee.

Tummythoz said...

Eh, looks like I've mistakenly skip into a guide for landmarks (with detailed history thrown in) instead of food. =P

Julian Si said...

Thanks for the comments :-)

ps - Tummythoz , sorry to dissapoint heh heh ...