Places

Protestant Cemetery

    Protestant Cemetery is the oldest Christian cemetery in Penang. It was set up in the 18th-century for British colonial administrators, traders and missionaries that arrived after George Town establishment in 1786. The Protestant Cemetery was used until the late 19th century, until the Western Road Cemetery was created on a bigger piece of land. However it is today recognised for its historic value as the final resting place of the early founders and administrators of the colonial settlement and trading… Read More »Protestant Cemetery

    Trishaw in George Town

      When you are visiting Georgetown, the best way to immerse yourself in the nostalgia of Penang city is taking a ride in one of the authentic trishaw. A trishaw or ‘beca’ (Trishaw in Malay) as they are known in Malaysia, is a three-wheeled vehicle with a rider pedalling, and a cab large enough to seat two adults. It is also called ‘lang chea’ in Penang chinese Hokkien dialect. Trishaw is the best way to see and explore the city in… Read More »Trishaw in George Town

      Clan Jetties

        The Clan Jetties will be one of the first thing you see if you arrive Penang island by the ferry. These water villages are over a century old and is in the UNESCO heritage core zone. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan – the Chew Jetty is the most tourist-friendly with the most stilt-houses and the longest walkway. The Clan Jetties is used to be eight jetties until one was demolished by fire and one was demolished to… Read More »Clan Jetties

        Durian

          Whenever durian season comes around, many of us go on a durian hunt, looking for their favourite type of durian. Durian is a popular snack in Southeast Asia. However, while we love the King of Fruits, some seem to have a different take on it as they find the fruit smells stinky like a garbage fume or rotten food and the taste is too heavy. Every year, between May and July, hundreds of makeshift durian stalls will pop up all… Read More »Durian

          Penang Botanical Garden

            The Penang Botanic Gardens also known as the “Waterfall Gardens” because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated in a valley along Jalan Kebun Bunga. The  Penang Botanical Garden are about five km from Georgetown. It is a well landscaped place that contains a huge variety of indigenous and exotic plant species. Set up by the British in 1884 by Charles Curtis of the Gardens & Forests Departments Straits Settlements, it used to be an old quarry… Read More »Penang Botanical Garden

            Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

              Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most interesting and distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. It is part of the goh tai seh (five big clans) that formed the backbone of the Hokkien community in Penang. Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi… Read More »Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

              Sister Curry Mee

                A taste of the nostalgic and traditional Curry Mee in Penang is no other then the Sister Curry Mee. The octogenarians operate from a small shed in an alley in Ayer Itam, Penang, and serve customers with a smile. The sisters have continued with the business left to them by their mother and both show no signs of slowing down despite their age. More than 70 years ago, the Lim sisters came to Penang together with their mother Tan Ah… Read More »Sister Curry Mee

                George Town, Penang

                  George Town is the multicultural city of Malaysia island of Penang that offers more than heritage buildings as it is a tapestry of cultures and traditions that is brimming with food, live and stories untold. Every street corner, every nook and cranny in the sprawling city is an adventure waiting to be discovered.  George Town is often called the food capital of Malaysia. With that, street food can almost be found in every junction or street in George Town. Penang… Read More »George Town, Penang