Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Penang to Melaka By Flight

According to The Sun news, and personally check out on Firefly website, it is confirmed that there are flights travel between Penang and Melaka from 6th April!

This is  a really great news no matter for tourist or homeseeker like me.

Everyone is wondering why there's no flight between the 2 states which both categorized as UNESCO Heritage Site, this could bring so much convenience to people. Too bad, I can't figure out why too... Although there are rumours saying there are government control or Melaka Air simply do not wish other competitors to enter the market. However, none of them are proven to be true.

Nonetheless, People can now make booking to and fro Penang and Melaka through Firefly Website. The business belong to Melaka Air but the airplanes are rented from Firefly according to the news.

There are 2 scheduled flight weekly, Monday and Friday. The air ticket price are now RM142 one-way (excluding tax), which I find really expensive for a flight that run 1 hour 10 mins fly time. What to do? This is common in a monopoly scenario. Unless you want to take a 6 hours "express" bus... It's RM30-RM40 by bus, but Time is Money for some people~

Let's us look at the Time and Price...

Total RM394 per pax for round-trip including taxes. I can fly to Sabah or Hong Kong in Air Asia with this price. Do check your desired flight time from FireFly Website here.

Good Luck, Friends!

* Update on Cheaper Price with Melaka Air direct booking! Click Here.

Sweet Heaven 螞蟻窝 Bukit Mertajam

We talked about the new hang out place at Pusat Perniagaan Gemilang before. There are many restaurants and yum cha shops in this area. Dessert shop itself we already have Tong Bak Fu, Simply Autumn, Bubble Gurt, Yes Yogurt, Berry House and Sweet Heaven, the one we going to talk about in this post..

Sweet Heaven is not so crowded compare to most of them. However, it doesn't mean that the quality of food is lower than the rest.
Maybe the staff should have smile more
They have quite big number of dessert selection, bean curd, snow flakes ice cream, red and black bean, fruits dessert and etc, more to Taiwanese style. The dessert tasted ok, we only tried on their snow flakes, it is pretty good although not the best. The price average from RM5-RM8, topping is not stingy.

V and I always investigating why people business is not so good (like we are very successful business man :p). The only thing that V point out is the less attractive lighting. It doesn't create a comfortable/warm feeling that people feel like keep going back.  While I just couldn't figure out why...

Photos credited to V - Life's Simple Pleasures

Sweet Heaven 蚂蚁窝
35, Jalan Perniagaan 1 (Pusat Perniagaan Gemilang),
Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
GPS Location: N 5 21.057   E 100 26.470
Telephone Number: 05-3063036
Business Hour:

Sun - Thu:    1:00 pm    -    11:00 pm
Fri - Sat   :    1:00 pm    -    12:00 am