During public holidays, it is very hard to drive around and look for place to park our cars. This is especially the case when Chinese New Year is just around the corner and it gets almost impossible to drive around with a car. For tourists who are travelling to Penang for sight-seeing and food adventure, it is a hassle to hire a car and find a proper parking spot without getting fined.
From Monday, 18 January 2016 onwards, uberX prices in KL, Penang and Johor Bahru will be reduced, making it up to 15% cheaper to get around these cities. Check out the comparison charts below for easier understanding.
Not only are rides even more affordable, Uber is a safe and reliable way to move around. This means you can easily do away with the hassle of navigating traffic, looking for parking, dealing with road rage and car maintenance. The new and attractive fare provided by UberX in Penang is so much affordable as below:
For my personal experience towards UberX, I had done it together with Trevor James, The Food Ranger. We took UberX to hunt for food during his days in Penang.
The day started off with Kong Thai Lai Classic Coffee Shop – Hutton Lane. This is a great place to show our visitors a typical Penang-style breakfast.
The local Hainanese-style coffee, the half-boiled eggs on toasts, the toasts with kaya and butter a.k.a. “roti kahwin” (married toasts) and a cup of half boiled eggs are excellent food to kick start the day and to show our tourist friends the real local style breakfast.
After the showcase of Penang-style breakfast, it is time to go to the other side of Penang which is the mainland to introduce the famous Ong Cheng Huat Seafood to our friends, which is located at Bagan Lalang. Unfortunately, this restaurant was closed due to the Chinese New Year preparation.
Without further ado, we hop on to the other UberX which brought us to Bukit Mertajam, Jalan Pasar for our lunch. Jalan Pasar is the market place of Bukit Mertajam. One of the famous places in this area is the “Tua Pek Kong” temple which has existed for decades and is still standing strong at the middle of the market place. Just next to the temple there is the place where we had some simple yet delicious food.
The “Bee Teh Bak” is one of the nice food here in Bukit Mertajam. A bowl of Bee Teh Bak only costs RM3 in which you can opt to have it with or without chili sauce.
While Trevor was busy with his video shooting, I on the other hand was busy clicking on my shutter on this wonderful place and food.
Within walking distance there is another good food around the corner, which is the “cup rice”. This shop has been operating for 30 years.
The “cup rice” is made of barbecued pork and roasted pork, then covered with gravy. To enjoy it you will turn the cup of rice to a plate and the empty cup is then filled with soup. A bowl of cup rice is RM3.50.
With the whole day of travelling from Georgetown to Butterworth, then Bukit Mertajam and back to Georgetown, it only cost us RM95 with uberX. The whole trip is so hassle-free as we didn’t have to drive and stressed about parking. The only drawback is it might be a bit difficult to get UberX at Bukit Mertajam and Bagan Lalang.