The Monday Where Andy Tai Joined Us For Hiking


11.00 am – Breakfasted. Showered.

Eating apples can’t be any


12.00 pm – CS.

01.30 pm – Lorong Susu chicken/duck rice. Daryl took Anthony and I to try out this place in Lorong Susu which sells chicken/duck rice and kiam chai boey.

Being the undecided me, I ordered both chicken + duck.

Believe it or not, they serve BOTTOMLESS kiam chai boey.

BOTTOMLESS man! Only in Penang you get this shit.

03.00 pm – Snooker-ed.

04.30 pm – Siesta-ed.

05.30 pm – Drove to Botanical Gardens with Andy and Daryl.

06.00 pm – Hiking.

We were actually pretty fast today. Usually it takes 20 minutes but we reached 46’s hut in 14 minutes.

After a minute’s rest, we proceeded towards 84.

Clowning around the permanent forest estate reserve yellow signboard, located

1 minute away from Hut 84.

The 2 items below are what motivates us for hiking up. If it had alcohol in it, Anthony would definitely be among the legendary ah peks.

The place is run by volunteers. The drinks and snacks we eat are totally free. However, there’s a donation box which Hut 84 and it’s caretaker survives on.

Were at the base by 7.30pm.

08.00 pm – Dinnered @ Gurney Plaza Food Court. We had fun talking cock.

They both had nasi padprik ayam while I ordered something a little different,

nasi ayam kicap.

Bought a chicken floss bun from the bakery next door as it wasn’t filling enough.

09.30 pm – Showered. Discovered that Anwar’s debate was tomorrow.

10.00 pm – Checked out UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Got carried away when I saw Japan’s Shinto Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima, Hiroshima. In turn, it lead me to check out Tokyo’s wikitravel guides. Was engulfed in Japan’s culture for 3 hours. There really are lots and lots of things to do in Japan but it’s pretty expensive compared to Malaysian standards. The $Yen really is strong.

Kesimpulannya :

  • A return flight from KLIA to Tokyo’s Narita costs about a total of RM3000 on MAS.
  • A BUDGET meal in Japan costs about RM15.
  • The cheapest mode of accommodation are Youth Hostels which starts from RM50/night.
  • An average pint of beer during HAPPY HOURS costs RM15.
  • Cover charges between the range of RM60 – RM120 are applied in clubs during weekends.

01.00 am – zzzzZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzz

Mondays Are Made For Hiking


10.00 am – Woke up. Showered. Ate breakfast.

11.00 am – Checked mails. Dropped by malaysia today, soccernet, thestar.

12.00 pm – Lunch consisted of

a fried chicken, short beans, that (I do not know what the other vegetable is called),

fried chicken, short beans

a banana,


and a mug of coffee. mmMMMMMmmm……..

starbucks mug coffee

01.00 pm – Updated famouschris.

03.30 pm – Napped.

04.00 pm – Setup a page in lowyat to sell both my 17″ CRT and 17 “LCD monitors. I’ve bought myself a new Dell 22″ Widescreen.

dell 22

My afternoon snack consisted of a garlic bun and

garlic bun

a chicken floss bun.

chicken floss

05.00 pm – Surfed around.

05.30 pm – Left for Botanical Gardens.

06.00 pm – Started hiking to 84. (My watch is always 15 minutes faster)

Started at the bottom at 6.16 pm.

84 hiking trail

Reached 46 at about 6.36 pm.

46 hiking trail

Shawn arrived at about 6.38 pm. Dude, you’ve improved a lot. Impressive.

shawn chin

Took a few minutes worth of rest at 46’s hut.

46 hiking trail hut rest

At about 6.41 pm, we were on our way again.

shawn chin, daryl koay

Reached the yellow permanent highlands forest reserve signboard at about 6.53 pm.

permanent highlands forest reserve

Finally, at 6.55pm, 84.

84 hut hiking trail

We rested for about 10 minutes before heading back down.

84 hut hiking trail

Reached the bottom at about 7.49pm.

bottom of 84 hiking trail

08.30 pm – Shawn had a sudden surge of Kayu craving.

kayu nasi kandar

Honey chicken, soft beef, cabbage and lady’s fingers.

kayu nasi kandar

A hungry squirrel and

Daryl Koay

a satisfied prawn.

shawn chin

09.00 pm – Updated famouschris.

Having my fruit fix while updating.

sweet mango

10.00 pm – Showered. Rested.

10.30 pm – CS.

11.30 pmFacebook-ed, friendster-ed.

12.00 am – Watched Grey’s Anatomy s04e16 aka Season Finale.

01.30 am – Sleep.