During the last school holidays, we spent one whole week in Penang. My
parents, two sisters and I left Kuala Lumpur by car.
It was a long journey
and so we started off at 6.00 a.m. and drove along quiet roads. It was still
dark and chilly. On the way, we passed
rubber plantations and tin mines. I was interested in the scenery as we
study about these industries in our Geography lessons in school.
Finally, we crossed over to Penang by ferry and reached our seaside
bungalow at Batu Ferringhi. I loved the blue sea with its gentle waves
sparkling in the sun. The coconut palms swayed
gracefully in the breeze as though to welcome us. The sea was so inviting
that, before long, we changed into our swim-suits and jumped into the cool
water. I enjoyed swimming with my family.
We spent the whole week swimming, playing on the sandy beach and picking
pretty shells to take home besides catching tiny crabs. We also drove around
the island and visited tourist spots like the Snake Temple, the Pagoda and
the Butterfly Farm. I enjoyed the cable train ride up Penang Hill which I
found most fascinating. After an
enjoyable week in Penang, we returned home.