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While half of the Penang population was at Fort Cornwallis for the state-level Chap Goh Meh Celebration, yours truly was at Evergreen Laurel Hotel in George Town to witness a similar Lantern Festival celebration organised by the Penang Peranakan community. Although I am no stranger to Babas and Nyonyas, coming from Perak, I am still […]

Ixora Hotel, Perai, Penang

Dec 8, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Ixora Hotel Perai

I spent a short night at Ixora Hotel in Perai, Penang, recently. The guest service staff saw me to my room and turned on the lights for me. I've stayed at various hotels and don't remember being served in this manner, even at larger properties such as Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel. I wonder if this special ... continue reading »

Penang Bridge

On 7th July 2008, Malacca and Georgetown (Penang) were both awarded the World Heritage Site title under the category of Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. They were jointly recognised as the "Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca" for their living multicultural heritage communities and architectural treasures. Since then, Georgetown, similar to Malacca, ... continue reading »

Penang Street Art

Feb 20, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Xiaomi Redmi Note, Travel
Penang street art

The explosive street art scene first in Georgetown, Penang, then spread to the rest of Malaysia and even Singapore, could be attributed single-handedly to Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic. When I was a kid, a visit to Penang was deemed incomplete if we did not visit KOMTAR. These days, it is not complete if we did not ... continue reading »

Penang pickles

The honey pickles produced by Pak Ali Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. are snacks that are difficult to resist. Anyone who passes by Simpang Ampat in Seberang Perai Selatan will surely purchase bags of pickles of different varieties for family and friends back home, besides for self-indulgence. In addition to the famed honey pickles of at least twelve ... continue reading »

Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

Feb 17, 2015 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Xiaomi Redmi Note, Travel
Tropical Spice Garden Penang

Dubbed Asia's Hidden Eden, Penang's Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang, is spread across eight acres of secondary jungle, of which 4.5 acres are open to the public. Celebrating its 12th year anniversary in 2015, Tropical Spice Garden remains a top tourist destination in Penang. This privately funded agro-tourism project is endorsed by the Penang State ... continue reading »

Penang Time Tunnel

Wedged in a row of shop houses along Jalan Green Hall in Georgetown, with an unassuming facade is Penang Time Tunnel, the History Museum. Despite its name, this latest Penang tourist destination is actually a combination of attractions that goes beyond just the history of Penang Island, dating back to at least 400 years ago. Within the ... continue reading »

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