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Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – End of the Steamboat Dinner and Farewell Trip Home down the Hill FINAL   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – End of the Steamboat Dinner and Farewell Trip Home down the Hill

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

After the waiting period, we started to walk to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for our Steamboat Dinner. It was a short 5-minutes walk from the Station. A small hotel owned by Dato Lim Chong Keat, a brother of the late Chief Minister of Penang, Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – The Steamboat Dinner Group Photo

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – The Steamboat Dinner Group Photo

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – The Steamboat Dinner Group Photo

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – The Steamboat Dinner Group Photo

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – The Steamboat Dinner Farewell Trip

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – The Steamboat Dinner Farewell Trip

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 8 – The Steamboat Dinner Farewell Trip

I must thank Sze Meng for allowing me to add this email into my blog here:-

  • Kawan-kawan ( Friends in Malay )
    The April “Penang lang” lunch was organised by Taikor at the Bellevue
    Hotel (in French “beautiful view” Hotel) as a steamboat dinner. From
    beginning to end, Taikor took care of every details, and we all
    enjoyed the evening without any hitch.
    Besides the usual Penang lang’s, hose who were in Penang then were
    lucky to take part: Li Li and Hun Soon from KL, Mubarak from P.
    Dickson, James Wong from Sg and myself from France. The unlucky ones
    left a few days before this event and could not attend: Hoon Eng from
    Sg, Hock Chark from KT.
    We were graced with the presence of the beautiful partners of some of
    our classmates.
    Together with the family of Beng Tatt, we filled up 3 tables
    So, up we went by the cable car, packed with tourists. It was still
    light as we chatted in the cool atmosphere up there in the garden of
    Bellevue.
    As dusk set in, we settled down as the lights of Penang went on.
    Soon, with everybody in, we dug into a wondersfull steamboat.
    As the evening drew to an end, some group photos eternalised this
    great evening together.
    Thank you, Taikor! ( Big Brother in Cantonese )
    Regards
    sze meng

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner and Group Photography   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner and Group Photography

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

After the waiting period, we started to walk to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for our Steamboat Dinner. It was a short 5-minutes walk from the Station. A small hotel owned by Dato Lim Chong Keat, a brother of the late Chief Minister of Penang, Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner Group Photo

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner Group Photo

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 7 – The Steamboat Dinner Group Photo

I must thank Sze Meng for allowing me to add this email into my blog here:-

  • Kawan-kawan ( Friends in Malay )
    The April “Penang lang” lunch was organised by Taikor at the Bellevue
    Hotel (in French “beautiful view” Hotel) as a steamboat dinner. From
    beginning to end, Taikor took care of every details, and we all
    enjoyed the evening without any hitch.
    Besides the usual Penang lang’s, hose who were in Penang then were
    lucky to take part: Li Li and Hun Soon from KL, Mubarak from P.
    Dickson, James Wong from Sg and myself from France. The unlucky ones
    left a few days before this event and could not attend: Hoon Eng from
    Sg, Hock Chark from KT.
    We were graced with the presence of the beautiful partners of some of
    our classmates.
    Together with the family of Beng Tatt, we filled up 3 tables
    So, up we went by the cable car, packed with tourists. It was still
    light as we chatted in the cool atmosphere up there in the garden of
    Bellevue.
    As dusk set in, we settled down as the lights of Penang went on.
    Soon, with everybody in, we dug into a wondersfull steamboat.
    As the evening drew to an end, some group photos eternalised this
    great evening together.
    Thank you, Taikor! ( Big Brother in Cantonese )
    Regards
    sze meng

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

After the waiting period, we started to walk to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for our Steamboat Dinner. It was a short 5-minutes walk from the Station. A small hotel owned by Dato Lim Chong Keat, a brother of the late Chief Minister of Penang, Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 6 – The Steamboat Dinner

I must thank Sze Meng for allowing me to add this email into my blog here:-

  • Kawan-kawan ( Friends in Malay )
    The April “Penang lang” lunch was organised by Taikor at the Bellevue
    Hotel (in French “beautiful view” Hotel) as a steamboat dinner. From
    beginning to end, Taikor took care of every details, and we all
    enjoyed the evening without any hitch.
    Besides the usual Penang lang’s, hose who were in Penang then were
    lucky to take part: Li Li and Hun Soon from KL, Mubarak from P.
    Dickson, James Wong from Sg and myself from France. The unlucky ones
    left a few days before this event and could not attend: Hoon Eng from
    Sg, Hock Chark from KT.
    We were graced with the presence of the beautiful partners of some of
    our classmates.
    Together with the family of Beng Tatt, we filled up 3 tables
    So, up we went by the cable car, packed with tourists. It was still
    light as we chatted in the cool atmosphere up there in the garden of
    Bellevue.
    As dusk set in, we settled down as the lights of Penang went on.
    Soon, with everybody in, we dug into a wondersfull steamboat.
    As the evening drew to an end, some group photos eternalised this
    great evening together.
    Thank you, Taikor! ( Big Brother in Cantonese )
    Regards
    sze meng

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts

Thank you to Sze Meng for allowing me to add his comments here:-

  • Kawan-kawan
    The April “Penang lang” lunch was organised by Taikor at the Bellevue
    Hotel (in French “beautiful view” Hotel) as a steamboat dinner. From
    beginning to end, Taikor took care of every details, and we all
    enjoyed the evening without any hitch.
    Besides the usual Penang lang’s, hose who were in Penang then were
    lucky to take part: Li Li and Hun Soon from KL, Mubarak from P.
    Dickson, James Wong from Sg and myself from France. The unlucky ones
    left a few days before this event and could not attend: Hoon Eng from
    Sg, Hock Chark from KT.
    We were graced with the presence of the beautiful partners of some of
    our classmates.
    Together with the family of Beng Tatt, we filled up 3 tables
    So, up we went by the cable car, packed with tourists. It was still
    light as we chatted in the cool atmosphere up there in the garden of
    Bellevue.
    As dusk set in, we settled down as the lights of Penang went on.
    Soon, with everybody in, we dug into a wondersfull steamboat.
    As the evening drew to an end, some group photos eternalised this
    great evening together.
    Thank you, Taikor!
    Regards
    sze meng

    Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts

    Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts

    Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts

    Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts

    Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 5 – Steamboat Dinner starts


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 4 – Getting ready for Steamboat Dinner

Thank you to Sze Meng for allowing me to add his comments here:-

  • Kawan-kawan
    The April “Penang lang” lunch was organised by Taikor at the Bellevue
    Hotel (in French “beautiful view” Hotel) as a steamboat dinner. From
    beginning to end, Taikor took care of every details, and we all
    enjoyed the evening without any hitch.
    Besides the usual Penang lang’s, hose who were in Penang then were
    lucky to take part: Li Li and Hun Soon from KL, Mubarak from P.
    Dickson, James Wong from Sg and myself from France. The unlucky ones
    left a few days before this event and could not attend: Hoon Eng from
    Sg, Hock Chark from KT.
    We were graced with the presence of the beautiful partners of some of
    our classmates.
    Together with the family of Beng Tatt, we filled up 3 tables
    So, up we went by the cable car, packed with tourists. It was still
    light as we chatted in the cool atmosphere up there in the garden of
    Bellevue.
    As dusk set in, we settled down as the lights of Penang went on.
    Soon, with everybody in, we dug into a wondersfull steamboat.
    As the evening drew to an end, some group photos eternalised this
    great evening together.
    Thank you, Taikor!
    Regards
    sze meng

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

After the waiting period, we started to walk to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for our Steamboat Dinner. It was a short 5-minutes walk from the Station. A small hotel owned by Dato Lim Chong Keat, a brother of the late Chief Minister of Penang, Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 3 Walking to the Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel for the Steamboat Dinner

I must thank Sze Meng for allowing me to add this email into my blog here:-

  • Kawan-kawan ( Friends in Malay )
    The April “Penang lang” lunch was organised by Taikor at the Bellevue
    Hotel (in French “beautiful view” Hotel) as a steamboat dinner. From
    beginning to end, Taikor took care of every details, and we all
    enjoyed the evening without any hitch.
    Besides the usual Penang lang’s, hose who were in Penang then were
    lucky to take part: Li Li and Hun Soon from KL, Mubarak from P.
    Dickson, James Wong from Sg and myself from France. The unlucky ones
    left a few days before this event and could not attend: Hoon Eng from
    Sg, Hock Chark from KT.
    We were graced with the presence of the beautiful partners of some of
    our classmates.
    Together with the family of Beng Tatt, we filled up 3 tables
    So, up we went by the cable car, packed with tourists. It was still
    light as we chatted in the cool atmosphere up there in the garden of
    Bellevue.
    As dusk set in, we settled down as the lights of Penang went on.
    Soon, with everybody in, we dug into a wondersfull steamboat.
    As the evening drew to an end, some group photos eternalised this
    great evening together.
    Thank you, Taikor! ( Big Brother in Cantonese )
    Regards
    sze meng

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

We waited at the viewing tower after the 15 minutes uphill by cable-car.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner ~ Part 2 Waiting for the rest of Classmates

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner   Leave a comment


Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner

This was the April’s Classmates Penang Lang gathering. Instead of luncheon, we decided on a Steamboat Dinner with the participation of spouses and partners at Penang Hill. A total of 27 participants were recorded and we had also six participants from a classmate’s family joining in. The steamboat dinner is reasonably delicious and we had a great time on the Hill.

SP Lim

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner

Penang Hill Steamboat Dinner

Good food and good company   Leave a comment


We are quite thankful with the number of visitors coming over to Penang Island. These visitors are actually our former class-mates from our once great school – the Penang Free School. The year 1964 marked the end of the MSSEE – the Malaysian Secondary School Entrance Examination, in the country. Thus, ending the transfer of the “cream of the crop” from various primary schools on Penang Island to the Penang Free School – the secondary school where students of 16 years old shall continue their secondary education after six years in primary schools. The pick of the crop ie the selected students from various primary school in Penang like Westlands Promary School ( where I studied ), Francis Light Primary School, Wellesley Primary School, Pykett Primary School, Jelutong Primary School, Hutchings Primary School were admitted to this premier school in Penang founded by Rev. Hutchings in 1816 to be religious-tolerant and open to students of all races and stratas of societies. Yes, we were the final batch of the selected students as the MSSEE was abolished after 1964. Some of these primary schools have new secondary schools eg Jelutong Primary has a new Jelutong Secondary School, whilst other primary schools had their feeder secondary schools.
Fast foreward to the present and back to the topic, we are thankful to Hock Eng, our “class monitor ” who has been keeping us in line – the former class-mates of 1964 to 1970 Class. Though, the Penang Free School is an all-male Secondary School the Upper Secondary Classes are of a mixed gender as female students are admiteed from nearby Secondary School like Convent Green Lane. We are rather thankful to Poh Weng and Saw Chin ( Poh Weng’s wife ) for hosting the many dinners and get-togethers for the visiting class-mates. Saw Chin is a marvellous cook and maker of nyonya cakes and other pasteries. We thoroughly enjoyed her cooking and sweets. This time around we enjoyed the company Mubarak Gani from Tawau who updated us on the latest developments in Sabah, Sze Meng from France with his bottle of white wine ( I missed tasting as I do not drink ) and Kooi Tin & Mike from UK. We really enjoyed the great food – the poh pheah – healthy food with a lot vegetables and prawns and her cakes. Thank you, Saw Chin and Poh Weng for being such gracious hosts at the ” Hargreaves’ Cafe “.

SP Lim

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. — Tennessee Williams

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