Category Archives: Penang Island

Heritage Weekend Hotel Stays In Penang

  One of the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2016.  Recently, the folks at Lonely Planet listed our Penang Island as number 4 on the ‘Best in Travel’ Cities to visit in 2016. Besides being our UNESCO heritage site, Penang ...

Alternative Food Stops in Penang

What would Penang be without its’ arts and salivating local delicacies? Famous for it’s assam laksa and pasembur, Penang definitely is a food haven for anyone with an empty tummy to fill. It was no different for us when we ...

Tracking Arts in Pulau Pinang.

#1 Based on a caricature by cartoonist Tang Mun Kian and installed on a wall on Chulia Street Ghaut, it depicts a Punjabi man morphing between a role as policeman and another as firefighter. A red firehose barrel completes the sculpture. ...

Soaking in Arts with Pulau Pinang

The George Town Festival. Last weekend we took a road trip up north to Penang Island (Pulau Pinang), to catch the George Town Festival (7 June – 7 July), a  month-long celebration of art, music, theatre, dance, opera and film to  ...

Ghosts in Penang: Sunset & NightLife.

  Sunset at the beach.  What is Penang without its beautiful beaches? During the last trip to Penang, we had a little night out at one of the bars in Batu Feringghi, right out at the beach. We could hear the ...

Ghosts in Penang: Peranakan Museum

A trace of Baba & Nyonya at Peranakan Museum After visiting the Blue Mansion, my friends didn’t join me when we visited the Pinang Peranakan Mansion except for one of them. Even though she has been inside this place but ...

UNESCO Hunt #1: The Blue Mansion, Penang

  UNESCO Site #1223 says: “Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns ...

Ghosts in Penang: Bring Something Home.

  Wherever I go for my travels, I’d normally make sure I bring something back for my family, close friends and colleagues. I’m not fancy or big on shopping in malls as I prefer to hit the street markets or ...

Ghosts in Penang: Food for Our Souls

  Most probably you’d be thinking about the ghosts I mentioned in my first post of Penang. This post however is mostly about the food that fed our souls during the whole trip. There’s nothing like Penang food. In fact ...

Ghosts in Penang: Paying The Ferryman.

A spooky stay in Penang.  You might already ask yourselves what’s with the title about ghosts in Penang? I will definitely tell you about it but not now because you’ll need to follow the journey we had from when we ...