We are not into photography and with a boy in tow, we are dreaded just thinking about the jam up the hill.
May be next time when Samuel is older.
We got back to Penang fairly early this year although Mommy had a week long holiday. That’s because the Penang drivers gotta work on the 4th and 5th day of CNY and the crowd in Bidor dispersed early due to school.
So, we continued our holiday in Penang with a visit to Kek Lok Si.
Samuel has yet to visit this place and with all the additional deco, it seems like a great opportunity to go last week.
It was an adhoc tour after our morning breakfast.
We drove up half hill and parked within the vicinity of the temple. The place was not too crowded, we got our 'incline lift' ticket and headed to the new Kuan Yin Statue straight away. Samuel was baffled on why it’s called a lift and not a cable train.
But got track wor. It’s a cable train.
The aunties in our ride couldn’t help but giggled and sang praises on how smart this boy is :p
The day was hot and bright. But it’s cool and windy at the Kuan Yin shelter. Samuel was sporting and paused to pay his respect to the deities every time we asked him to. He even managed to go a full circle to donate to 108 bowls placed around the Kuan Yin Statue.
The year of the Tiger
The Kuan Yin Statue
Small Jiu Jiu carried Samuel initially when we started the donation circle because the bowls are placed quite high above the base.
Eventually Samuel walked by himself roughly after a quarter through the circle when Small Jiu Jiu started to pant heavily.
Hey, it’s no easy feat!
After all, Samuel is a big boy already.
The Kuan Yin Prayer
Nay, we are not trying the 007 pose.
But still as cool eh?
Having a break.
A tiger roars pose to end our Kek Lok Si visit.
We did not go the other side of the temple as it was lunch time then. There’s no other eating place half hill there except for the vegetarian restaurant.
So we adjourned our tour and headed back to town.
The Sun Yat Sen’s Centre.
We had our lunch at comfort best.
The deco is not bad eh?
Love their paintings.
Christine Jie Jie attempting an artful shot.
Samuel was all tired out by the time we left the cafe.