My colleague had to travel overseas hence she sought my help in a case she has in Penang.
We usually fly a day earlier before our case. Court starts at 830am nowadays and it makes no sense to wake up extremely early to travel. Also, if the flight is delayed, we’ll be screwed big time as our case may be struck off for non attendance.
When I arrived in Penang, one of my clients picked me up from the airport with his Mercedes Benz CLK and then bought me dinner. Most awesome client evaaaaa!
I stayed in Traders Hotel in the city. Although Traders Hotel is not known to be a haunted the hotel like the one nearby, the thought of it gave me the creeps. Having something whispering to my ears or sitting on me or flying around in the room is not something I want to see before I go to Court :s
Penang Supreme Court Building looks bloody awesome. It was built in 1903 and refurbished recently.
Dome at the High Court building. Apparently this dome was hidden for many years until they found it recently.
The Bar room. Place for lawyers to hang out.
It took me a while to find my Court room as it was my first time there. When I found it, I loudly greeted the staff there, “GOOD MORNING!!!”.
The staff’s eyes were wide open. I was puzzled for a few seconds and then I realised that Court was in session! The Judge was sitting there already! FML!
Fortunately, the Judge ignored me. *phew*
Although my matter was a chamber matter (that means its a case to be heard in the Judge’s room/chamber), my matter was heard in open court. I had to sit through loads of boring cases..zzz
After Court, I had 5 hours to kill before my flight. I was alone but nevertheless wanted to roam around to eat Penang food.
When I asked what is there to eat in Penang on Twitter and Facebook, I was bombarded with answers!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the places they recommended and ended up roaming aimlessly around Penang.
After roaming around for 20 minutes, I spotted a signboard stating, “Mama One Ton Mee – since 1960”. Will blog about this place later.
After having a bowl of Wan Tan Mee, I tried walking back to my hotel and got a little bit lost. Somehow I ended up in Lorong Selamat and end up having…
a bowl of Cendol
a bowl of ABC
and a plate of fried char kuay teow. Prawns on steroids. Damn big.
After that, I wanted to have a bowl of prawn noodles but I had to catch my flight back to KL. :s
Trip back to KL was uneventful. As usual, upon touchdown, I headed straight to the office to work. Aahh.. lifee as a lawyeer..