Bata Stores In Penang

The Bata shoe company was founded in 1894 in the then Austria-Hungary (now the Czech Republic). It has since grown and has retail presence in over 70 countries. The Bata brand has been around in Malaysia since the 1950s, starting with a factory built in Klang to manufacture rubber footwear. Those growing up in Malaysia in the 1980s… Read More »

Yit Hooi Cafe, Georgetown, Penang

Yit Hooi Cafe (or Kedai Kopi Yit Hooi) is a traditional Penang kopitiam (coffee shop) located right at the traffic light junction of Jalan Jelutong and Jalan Sungai Pinang (Address: 56, Jalan Jelutong, 11600 Georgetown, Penang). It is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Toyota Service Centre (Sungai Pinang branch), and the Hyundai Penang Service Centre (sharing the… Read More »

Northam Beach Cafe

Northam Beach Cafe is a food court located along the beach stretch of Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Address: 58, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Georgetown, Penang). The road, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah is formerly known as Northam Road, where the food court got its name from. Northam Beach Cafe is open in the evening, roughly around 5.30PM to… Read More »

Sushi Mentai Restaurant Branches In Penang

Nowadays, Japanese food is becoming popular in Penang (and Malaysia). There are many Japanese restaurant chains around Penang. One such Japanese restaurant is Sushi Mentai, which aims to bring quality and affordable Japanese food to its customers, in a modern and casual environment. Sushi Mentai got its name from Mentaiko, a fish roe dish lightly flavoured with sauce.… Read More »

Hari Raya Puasa Decorations At Gurney Plaza (2021)

Hari Raya Puasa (Eid al-Fitr) this year was celebrated on 13-14 May 2021, but due to the COVID-19 situation, the Hari Raya Puasa decorations at Gurney Plaza is still intact. I was at Gurney Plaza recently, and managed to take some pictures of the decorations. This year’s Gurney Plaza Hari Raya Puasa decorations are inspired by the Moroccan… Read More »

J&T Express Branches In Penang

With the rising popularity of e-commerce, J&T Express has grown to be one of the major courier services in Malaysia. The company was founded in Indonesia in 2015, but has since spread its wings to Singapore and Malaysia. The name J&T is derived from the names of its founders, Jet Lee and Tony Chen. If you have purchased… Read More »

The Garden Lebanon Restaurant, Tanjung Bungah, Penang

If you are looking for a different gastronomical experience in Penang, The Garden Lebanon Restaurant in Tanjung Bungah is a wonderful option. The restaurant specializes in serving authentic Middle Eastern food. It is located along Jalan Tanjung Bungah, roughly opposite Flamingo Hotel and Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort. The full address of The Garden Lebanon is No. 15, Jalan… Read More »

SureWin Cafe, Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Note: SureWin Cafe is now closed permanently, since mid-July 2021. It is unfortunately that its business was badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Orders (MCO) that the country is going through. I have written this post quite some time ago, but have neglected to post it. Anyway, I decided to go ahead and post… Read More »

Mama Kim Sauna Mee, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Mama Kim Sauna Mee (or Mama Kim Wellness Kitchen) is a restaurant with a focus on serving healthy food. It is located on the ground floor of the Golden View Serviced Apartments building (Address: Golden View Serviced Apartments, Ground Floor, No. 2, Jalan Pantai Molek, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel: 04-8991163). The restaurant proudly holds to its core… Read More »

Subway Restaurant Branches In Penang

Subway restaurants in Malaysia have grown in popularity in recent years. It is arguably the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain. Submarine sandwich is cold or hot sandwich made from cylindrical-shaped bread split lengthwise and filled with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables and sauces. Subway prides itself in serving nutritious and healthy fast food sandwiches. In the US, it occasionally… Read More »