After Ian’s romantic getaway in Penang, I felt there was a challenge in place. I decided I would impress him here in Georgetown. Thankfully, there is plenty of beauty and romance to be found in Georgetown.
I did a little research and found one of the things he likes best, which is raw street art. All the beauty of an art gallery without any of the stuffiness. But before we started, I had to get him out of the amazing E&O Hotel. In a place like this, it’s much easier to have a coffee by the pool and relax the day away, but relaxing wasn’t my plan. I wanted to win the unspoken challenge! Thankfully, I was able to take him to a place called Dan which is simply photogenic. It’s the perfect place to take someone who loves using a camera. After great coffee and scrumptious sweets we had there, we headed on this art walk.
Street Art Walk Penang
At first, Ian was taking his camera out of his bag every few minutes, but after two streets he decided he would rather have it in his hands all the time. The street art here is insane and there is so much of it. I must admit, I don’t know much about the street art scene, but what we saw was outstanding and could be appreciated on any level. It’s not simple graffiti on the wall, which looks like «tagging« or signatures, but more like true art.
The street art represents life here in this city and each piece has a story behind it. We were walking for almost two hours and our stomachs started calling us away from the art. Luckily we were in the Little India district, where you can easily find good food. I know Ian likes Tandori chicken and we happened upon the restaurant with the best Tandoori in town. When we tried it at the famous Restoran Kapitan we were disappointed. We didn’t understand why so many people go there. The chicken at Kassim Mustafa Restoranwas was just heavenly. Nicely seasoned, crunchy on the outside and amazingly soft and moist inside. This dish was amazing. Ian thought this was the end of our date, but he was so wrong. It was a Sunday and this was the day when a popup art market happens in Penang.
Hin Bus Sunday Pop Up Market
I was happy to lead him to this market and let him think about the art we saw along the way was the best part of the day. But we had so much more in store for us! The pop-up market at Hin Bus Depot 31A was stunning and there were plenty of crafts, art pieces, and decent bites and drinks at the market. Every stand was decorated and selling unique items, not just standard souvenirs. The cherry on top was that there happened to be live music. I pretended not to be surprised at this, but truthfully, I didn’t know either! We spent nearly two hours there easily. To finish off our date, we sat down for a healthy kefir drink.
As we sipped on our fizzy drinks Ian said he was satisfied with this romantic getaway and gave me an excellent rating for my plan. »You know me so well«, he said. Now you can decide. Hopefully, you enjoyed this tale as much as we enjoyed living through it. And I highly recommend the pop-up market for a shopping excursion! Here is one update we have. Arteastiq high tea is our first post with a review card scale at the end.