Penang Street Art

Murals are popping up across the old streets and back alleys of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Penang island. The street art trend in Georgetown was started by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic.

It’s always great to catch up with friends when overseas, so that they can tour us around! Meet Valyn (the pretty […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Malaysia, Penang|4 Comments

Win a Holiday @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang (worth RM2320) / Winner Announced

2 Sep 2011 Update: Hard Rock Hotel Penang has picked the winner! And the winner is…

Name: Jacqueline Brodin
Country: Australia

Congratulation, Jacqueline! Hard Rock Hotel Penang will notify you shortly.

To Fans and Readers who participated in the contest, hope you win big time next round!

31 Aug 2011 Update: The contest has ended. The winner will be […]

By |August 5th, 2011|Malaysia, Penang|13 Comments

Randomly Penang

Purple lily. I like this shot.

When you see this signboard on the heritage trail in Georgetown, Khoo Kongsi is just 200 metres ahead on the heritage trail, after Cheah Kongsi. Do drop by Cheah Kongsi along Armenian Street. The Cheah ancient property is one of the oldest Chinese clan associations in the UNESCO World […]

By |May 19th, 2010|Malaysia, Penang|16 Comments

Penang sightseeing

Wat Chayamangalaram temple is another popular tourist attraction in Penang. Built in 1845, the Thai Buddhist temple is popularly known as the Sleeping Buddha temple, as it houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddha.
The 33-metre long reclining Buddha.

Just opposite the impressive Thai Buddhist temple is the grand and imposing Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. This […]

By |May 13th, 2010|Malaysia, Penang|8 Comments

Coincidence leads to an ancient property

This time, we decided to pull over the car and explore the nooks and corners of Old Penang on foot.  Unknowingly, the quiet path that we took is a heritage trail that leads to one of the oldest Straits Chinese clan associations in the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in […]

By |May 5th, 2010|Malaysia, Penang|10 Comments

Penang “Rojak”

Travelling is not just about visiting sights, indulging in local cuisine, shopping, experiencing different cultures… blah blah… sometimes you get caught in massive jams while on the way to your next destination. And you begin to worry when you see thick smoke rising to the sky…

and then… a fire engine whizzes past and stops […]

By |November 7th, 2009|Malaysia, Penang|13 Comments

Beware of the Fangs!

No, it’s not a zoo. The snakes are everywhere and not kept in any enclosures. One glance at the triangular head, you know they are venomous snakes. Those are pit vipers. Wagler’s pit vipers.

So where on earth is this place? You are now on an island, somewhere in Penang, Malaysia… …

You are in a […]

By |November 1st, 2009|Malaysia, Penang|22 Comments

Kek Lok Si Air Itam

I wish I could stay on for a few more days to explore Kuala Lumpur since I hadn’t been there for years but we had to drive back to Penang island to catch the flight back to Singapore two days later.

Back in Penang, we continued to indulge in more authentic local eats on a […]

By |October 29th, 2009|Malaysia, Penang|12 Comments

Hungry Ghost in Penang

If you are a Penangite, I guess you pretty much know about this statue outside Penang Berjaya Times Square. I heard that many people took photos of it. It’s a big European man instructing a muscular Indonesian coolie with big biceps to carry the heavy loads to somewhere. Of cos, you won’t see this […]

By |September 8th, 2009|Malaysia, Penang|12 Comments

The Old Water Village

At one glance, I thought it was just another old residential area in Georgetown, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Penang, Malaysia. Little did I knew that the moment I stepped on the wooden platform, I was already over the water.

The Chew Jetty is the largest among the other seven waterfront settlements housing different […]

By |September 3rd, 2009|Malaysia, Penang|16 Comments