Dragon Boat Championship

So this was the reason we traveled down to Penang three weekends ago. It was a last minute plan. Darling has not seen this kind of race and always wanted to so here comes the opportunity.

It was held at the Teluk Bahang Dam. Love the place cause it’s so windy despite the sunny day. The wind overcome the heat. I was warning my youngest sis that the wind could blown her away since she’s skinny.

Mind our hair…you can imagine how strong the wind were. (In the photo: Youngest Sis, Mom & Dad)

Darling and Jonathan boy.

We didn’t managed to get a close view because the race was positioned a little further from the fortress of the dam. Here are some shots…

The place where all teams getting ready to row to the racing point to begin the race.

The race…

And not forgetting the FOOD! Here are where the pork knuckle and octopus that I’d mentioned earlier.  The name of the restaurant is Kedai Makanan Laut Swee Garden in Nibong Tebal (not far after you exit the Nibong Tebal toll).






The octopus and sauce to go together.

My all time favourite sinful dish…pork knuckle.

Didn’t get to taste the octopus this time because apparently it’s seasonal. But the above pictures was taken the previous time I was there.  Didn’t get to taste much of the local food this time. I surely missed the Tom Yam Maggi at Sunshine (I think it’s the wet market foodcourt) because my parents don’t fancy those food. And I missed the refreshing, thirst quenching drink and wedges with salsa sauce at The Spice Garden.

Not to worry…I’ll be there again soon. “A Christmas in Penang”…

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  1. andrewjune says:

    where is the spice garden? i thk it’s familiar but i just can’t recall it hahaha…
    emmm, i love the tomyam at sunshine too…but i get all sweaty eating it during the daytime!
    didn’t know about the nibong tebal’s restaurant too…is it the same one with the famous crab porridge?

    ahhh, i hv never been to the dragon boat race too…staying so near but didn’t get to see hahaha…i guess we are both tied down with our lil princess!

    ... on July August 18th, 2008
  2. littlelamb says:

    Ooo the food is making me hungry….

    ... on July August 19th, 2008
  3. Ann says:

    Oh…it has been a long time since I saw these boat races too!!! Must plan a trip to Penang when it happens agani next!

    If I remember next year!!!

    It’s been a long time since a trip to Penang. Sigh…must really make it a point to go !!!

    ... on July August 20th, 2008
  4. Ryan's mami says:

    Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been to the dam there though I living in Penang… hehe.

    ... on July August 20th, 2008
  5. Julie says:

    June – Spice Garden is on the left along the way to Batu Feringghi. Don’t think the crab porridge is from the Nibong Tebal rest.

    LittleLamb – You love pork knuckle too?

    Ann – The race happens every year around this time. Will inform you if I remember next year!

    Ryan’s Mami – I think on usual days, we are not allowed to enter the dam. Only on occasions like this, we got the chance.

    ... on July August 21st, 2008
  6. debbie says:

    wah…i missed penang!! guess it has been more than 5 yrs never been there. Must plan to go there liow.

    hey, kimmy looks so muscular le!!!

    ... on July August 21st, 2008
  7. KittyCat says:

    Wah…you actually like the octopus? Looks scary to me ler hahaha.

    The Dragon Boat Race looks fun! I was asked to join last time but after hearing about practice under the hot sun, I declined. Vain pot ma LOL

    ... on July August 22nd, 2008
  8. Julie says:

    Debbie – That’s not muscle lar…it’s fat. *ROFL*

    KittyCat – The octopus taste real good. Looks scary prob because of the photo angle. But believe me, nothing like Fear Factor.

    ... on July August 22nd, 2008

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