Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip; Day1 Tainan Flower Night Market (3)

Hi there!! Guess you want to see more pictures of the food at the Tainan’s Flower Night Market. Well…. you are in the right place.

As my journey continues here, more food photos that will make you want to go there and give it a try.

Again, I will let the pictures tell you the story and also the ‘taste’ your head. =)

This stall sells deep fried century eggs

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This is how it looks when it is deep fried.

 

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Sprinkled with a some sauce which you can choose and top it off with spring onions.

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This is mine. Taste? Damn nice. =) Usually I have it fresh from the shell with pickled ginger but for this one, it is different.

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More food……. Just look at the crowd and people sitting around the tables having their wonderful meals.

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and this one, it is one of the famous snacks in Tainan. It is called the coffin bread. Why you may ask? Well.. they will cut an opening in the middle of the thick toasted bread and then put in chicken soup in the middle and then cover it back with the piece that they have cut earlier. So, it does look like a coffin but it is square in shape. You will see a more clearer one in my coming posting.

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Again…. packed with people!!!

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More? Well… sure! I have more coming. Just stay tune…… =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip; Day1 Tainan Flower Night Market (2)

Thanks for staying with me. Yup.. we are still at the Flower Nigher Market in Tainan.

Without saying much, the pictures below will tell you that you have lots of food choices. Do make sure you bring along a big and empty stomach as there are so many stalls with so many food to choose from.

I had the steamed bun with braised pork with fried egg. yum yum!!

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Looks good? It tasted even better!

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Deep fried chicken ….

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More food stalls……

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More food? Sure. More to come in my next post. Dun miss it out.  =P

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip; Day1 Tainan Flower Night Market (1)

Hi all!! Thanks again for joining me here. Hope you enjoy my detour on the Malaysia – Penang’s Rifle Range Morning Market for Breakfast posting.

Let’s get back to my Taiwan Trip.

Checked in and all ready for my evening walk in Tainan city. If you have missed my early half, do drop in and have a look;

Ok. Let’s get ‘walking’. =)

On the main road a block  away from my hostel, I saw this art creation in front of a restaurant. Can anyone guess what is it made of?

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Walking on the street in Tainan at night, you get to see a lot of things (I opt not to take the taxi or the bus)

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Where was I heading to? Well you guessed it. Taiwan night market. This is one the famous ones which is called the Tainan Flower night market. (P.S If you are planning to walk from Tainan train station to this night market, yes you can but be prepare to walk for about an hour to get there!!)

Just look at the crowd at the night market even before I arrived. There were just rows and rows of scooters parked.

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People were practically walking back to back.

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Stalls at both sides…..

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Kids (and not to mention adults too!) love to come to night market as there are games and soft toys to win.

More food…..

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Want more? Then stay tune…….

Malaysia; Penang’s Rifle Range Morning Market for breakfast

Hi.. sorry for deviating from my Taiwan’s Tainan history walk. Well.. thought I change the site for this one posting before I go back to my 2nd Day walk in Tainan.

Rifle Range? Well. it is no  more one (but it used to be). It is one the most densely populated area in Penang Island. Built back in 1969. It was also the 1st country low cost high rise accommodation.

There are total 9 blocks of 17-storey buildings within an area of 16.7ha, with every floor consisting of 20 units of single bedrooms and four two bedroom units.

That total up to a 3,888 units within the flats, the average size of a unit is merely 340 sq ft! So can also imagine the number of cars and motorbikes in these area. A Penangites can tell you if you choose to park your car near the flats in the evening, the chances of your car being blocked by other cars is almost 100%!!

But lately they have improved the parking system and also the flow is much better. Yup, you can say that its been a while since I was here (more like a few years ago)

They have also repainted the blocks and it does look more eye pleasing as compared to before.

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Ok enough. Let get to the interesting part. To get to the food court, I have to go through the wet market and then a long alley passing small stalls on both side selling from clothes to accessories. Lots of things to looks at and also the prices are reasonable too.

Me walking through……

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Stall selling clothes….

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After going through….. then we are at the food court. Yup a long alley of food court with lots of food choice to pick from under 1 roof; chinese food, malay food, Indian food  and hawker food.

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so, what do you like to eat?

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Looks at the crowd. Most of the tables were taken up. You can order and they will deliver the food to your table.

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This stall is selling nasi lemak (coconut rice) with a small fired fish for Rm1.20 (used to be rm1.00). Heard that this stall has been selling for more than 20 years here (or maybe even more).

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This was the stall I stopped by to have my breakfast.

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This is their mee suah kor…. and yes, it is indeed yummy!!! To me, it is as good the one famous in Taiwan.

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Dry char hor fun….

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This was some side fried snacks which I bought from a food vendor nearby. Nice and crispy.

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This is a place I would come again for breakfast and also to do some shopping as parking has improved so much. Oh yes… the wet market also sell fresh seafood at a very much reasonable price as compared to other area of Penang Island. =)

Malaysia – ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014 Run – Longest Bridge in S.E.A

Hi … Just wanted to share with you my experience on running on the longest bridge in South Eat Asia last weekend; 22/Nov 2014. This is the first time it was held on this bridge as it was just open to the public in March 2014. Previous runs were held on the 1st Penang Bridge since 1985.

The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge was completed on Feb 2014 and it is 24km in length (Length over water is 16.9km) and it’s main span is 250m long.

Each year, this run attracts thousands of people locally and also internationally. This year’s run saw more than 62,000 people participating in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and also the 7km Fun Run. The races started in staggered time where the Full Marathon started as early as 1.30am. For me, I took the 10km Men run which only started at 7.30am. Yup, so the bridge was totally crowded with people from early morning. LOL!!!

Anyway.. here are some shots. Runners warming up and getting ready for the run.

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While some lazying at the side while waiting for the race to start to enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

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Shot of the Penang Second Bridge from the shore from the island side.

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Starting point for the runners. All ladies gathering up waiting for the countdown.

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Look at the crowd!! That’s just only for the ladies open. I believe the line stretches all the way back to 200m to 300m behind (or even more).

 

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It took about 30 mins to get 99% of the ladies to cross the starting line before the men could get ready for their starting.

 

This was the starting for the Men’s 10km run. Yup… you can see that the sun was already up in full force.

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Approaching the Main  Span…

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Some runners taking a slow walk to enjoy the view.

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Yeah… the finishing line..

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Anyway.. to cut it short. I made it within the stipulated time and I got my Medal. Kinda nice right?

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My goal for 2015… is to run the Half Marathon for this run. =)

 

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (9)

Hi… Thanks for staying with me on my last posting on the 1st day in Tainan Old city. After a long day walking, I finally checked in the hostel in Tainan city; near the National Cheng Kung University. It’s on the opposite site of the Tainan railway station. A 20 min+ walk from the train station.

It is located in a small alley of the main street. Took me a while to look for it. In fact I walked passed it the 1st time but in the end I found it. No sign board as I was looking for one.

This is the entrance with a door bell. Opps… I forget to mentioned. The hostel is called Dorm 1828.

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Nice reception area and also very friendly staff who can speak English and also Japanese. =)

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Lounge area on the 1st floor.

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Lovely and cost dining cum kitchen area.

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Free flow of light snacks and tea/coffee for the room guest.

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A separate lounge area behind the kitchen. So cosy…..

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1st floor to my dorm.

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Open area inside the hostel compound. Yup.. you can rent bicycle too to cycle around.

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Ok… enough for the 1st day. I will be posting the 2nd day walk in my next posting. Wanna to know where I headed? If yes, follow me and you will know. =P

 

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (8)

Hi….. Still in old Tainan City. More specific, in one of the little alleys off Fuzhong street.

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In fact, it was a weekend and there were many street stalls along the street. You could see a lot of interesting things that are sold. Not sure about weekdays though.

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hmmm… what’s this? Anyone can tell me?

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Saw this stall selling dessert; tofu with jelly. yummy…….

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This is what I had.

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Towards the end of Fuzhong Street, I saw this shop selling skewed food; they put a selection of food on a skewed and customers will choose what they like and dipped it into hot soup and when it’s cook, they can choose to dip it in variety of gravies. In Malaysia, it is called lok lok. What’s it call in Taiwan? Any guess?

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Customers are spoil with some many choices…… =)

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Walking back… saw this old Catholic church by the road side.

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Another posting to end for the 1st out of the 2 days in Tainan Old City. Do stay with me, k? =)