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It is really difficult not to break into a smile as soon one sets foot in Wonderfood Museum in Penang. How could one not be delighted when there is so much food in front of him, right? Yes, even replica food! I was made to understand that its owner has invested RM2.5 million and three years to ... continue reading »

Located on the fringe of George Town, Penang's famed UNESCO World Heritage Site Buffer Zone, just down the main thoroughfare from KOMTAR Tower, is Kimberley Hotel. KOMTAR is an acronym for Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak, named after the second Prime Minister of Malaysia. The well-maintained whitewashed heritage building with bright lights shining from the lobby definitely ... continue reading »

Located at the corner lot of Jalan Hutton and Lebuh Clarke in George Town, Penang, Hotel Penaga's unique art deco terraces surely catch the eye of passersby. Constructed in the early 1920s, this building was originally a three-row cluster of fifteen double-storey block with terraced houses and shops. Many locals would remember this property as being ... continue reading »

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 fascinated ... 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 »

Kapitan Restaurant Penang

This 24-hour Indian-Muslim restaurant located at the junction of Chulia Street and Pitt Lane (Lebuh Pitt) in George Town, Penang, is famed for its claypot biryani rice, naan bread tandoori chicken and almond milk. The restaurant's extensive menu caters to a cross section of diners, including foreigners. It is claimed that Kapitan serves the best claypot ... continue reading »

Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Aug 30, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis, named after the then Governor-General of India, Lord Charles Cornwallis, marks the spot where the founder of Penang, Sir Francis Light, and his crew first landed in 1786, to claim possession of the island. Initially constructed with nipah palm, it was rebuilt in 1810 with a moat. Unlike other forts, Fort Cornwallis was used ... continue reading »

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