Penang Bird Park

935560_10200178761085746_408026888_nAcross the island are attractions such as the Penang Bird Park, the first and largest bird park in Malaysia with over 300 species of birds from all over the planet.

942106_10200178802766788_763465742_n 13394_10200178750485481_767326616_nTo go to the mainland, one either has to cross the Penang Bridge or take the ferry to Butterworth. We took the latter because it was extremely cheap (under RM2!)  and provides a great view of the island from the sea.

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62643_10200178786326377_93177446_n 11761_10200178777406154_1882984025_n 544316_10200178793086546_1440722299_nThere was a small show of birds doing tricks at 3PM daily. Although the birds are cute, they weren’t able to perform most of the tricks. So if you’re the same kind of traveler as we are, we wouldn’t recommend the Bird Park (sorry!).

936784_10200178752325527_793379440_n 941792_10200178764965843_230789636_n 551330_10200178758565683_1574842802_nAt the end of a sunny stroll around the park, we chilled at the nearby Sunway Carnival Mall, eating yummy-looking cakes from Bread History!

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936700_10200178798406679_811600667_n (1)We rode the ferry back to the island, and dropped by our favorite hangout, Tea Tac Toe near Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM),

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Later on, I went with Michelle

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Behold the Great Wall of Manga!

A tiring and humid day it was, credits to the sticky bay air, but it was a new thing to get out of the island after spending some weeks going around it.