Now for the second weekend jaunt to Penang via AirAsia and Jetstar. As similar to previous, boarding passes were printed at home and we can proceed directly to the gate.
Departure Gate D34
10 June 2016 AirAsia AK 1726 Singapore (SIN) - Penang (PEN) A320 9M-AQQ Economy Class Flight Time: 54M
Aircraft had arrived early and being prepared for departure.
With the very short turnaround, boarding was soon called.
The usual budget seat pitch.
Inflight mags and stuff
View out the window
Boarding was very efficient and was swiftly completed despite the full flight.
Pushback and taxi for the 1hr hop to Penang.
Departure from Rwy20C
It was a clear night.
Climbing into the night
As soon as the seat belt signs were turned off, pre-ordered meals were delivered from trays. Not too many pre-orders on this very short flight. BOB was offered after the pre-orders were distributed.
With the very reasonable meal prices onboard AirAsia, I pre-ordered a Nasi Dagang with Chicken Curry. The meal was max-ed with a dessert of 2 vanilla cupcakes. The meal was flavourful, though the portion of chicken was a tad tiny.
We also pre-ordered a new dish, Kolo Mee. Now, this dish from Kuching tasted delicious and fairly authentic for airplane food!
Ending the supper with sinful cupcakes.
Very soon, we were descending into Penang and landing on Rwy04 15min ahead of schedule.
Taxi to the terminal.
Disembarked via stairs
Malindo is repainted in Batik Air colours?
Immigration and customs was quick and a short taxi ride later, we were in Georgetown within 40min from touchdown. Stayed at Hotel Jen for 2 nights. Hotel Jen was rebranded from the previous Traders Hotel, which in itself was originally branded as ShangriLa. The hotel is rather old but functional and is due for total refurbishment this year. However rooms are big and comfortable, though "classic" looking.
Next morning, headed to Tai Tong Restaurant for dimsum brunch.
Hainan association with Komtar in the background.
Passed my this roast meat stall with long queues. Gonna try it next time.
Penang Teochew Chendol to provide some respite from the heat.
Dinner at a hawker center along Jalan Macalister.
Penang Char Kuay Teow
Fried carrot cake and oyster omelette.
As it is the durian season, it is a must to try some of the famous Penang durians!
Singapore - SIN
Penang - PEN
An enjoyable short flight with good catering onboard AirAsia it was.
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