Starbucks Signing Store At Jalan Burmah, Pulau Tikus, Penang

There is a Starbucks branch along Jalan Burmah, Pulau Tikus (beside Maybank, on the same row as Domino’s Pizza). It is a special Starbucks Signing Store, dedicated to employing deaf and hard-on-hearing partners (employees). The store, opened back in 19 November 2019, is Penang’s first Starbucks Signing Store (and 4th in the world). It is a collaborative effort… Read More »

Sushi-B’rito At Setia SPICE Canopy

Sushi-B’rito is a modern Japanese restaurant located at Setia SPICE Canopy (Address: Setia SPICE Canopy, No. 108B-01-12, Jalan Tun Dr. Awang, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel: +6018-9486676). The restaurant serves innovative Japanese food, some kind of a fusion between Japanese and Mexican food – it has the slogan “Burgers & Burritos On The Go”. Sushi-B’rito’s signature dishes are… Read More »

Enjoy Civet Coffee At Kopi Loewak, Georgetown, Penang

Kopi Luwak, or Civet Coffee is arguably the most expensive coffee in the world. It originated from Indonesia, but today, there are also civet coffee that are produced in the Philippines and Vietnam. In Penang, there is a cafe in Georgetown which specializes in serving kopi luwak. The cafe is aptly named Kopi Loewak (Address: 7, Lebuh Armenian,… Read More »

Hau Hau Yu Restaurant At YMCA Penang

Hau Hau Yu Restaurant, located within YMCA Penang serves simple, no-frills Chinese food (“zi-char” or “chu-char”). It is a small restaurant, and its customers are mostly people visiting YMCA for events, meetings or sporting activities like badminton and taekwondo. It is also a convenient place to eat for people staying at the YMCA Penang hostel rooms (sometimes foreigners… Read More »

Harvest Times Cafe, Georgetown, Penang

Harvest Times Cafe is a popular dining place in Georgetown, Penang (Address: 4, Jalan Irrawaddi, 10050 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2277004). It is housed in a nice, refurbished building – two houses merged into one. Customers usually park along the roadside near the restaurant (as it is in a residential area), but there is also paid parking nearby. Harvest… Read More »

Half Acre Restaurant At Straits Quay, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Half Acre Restaurant is a relatively new dining place at Straits Quay. The restaurant is located near the Straits Quay Marina Lighthouse. It opened in September 2019, having moved from its original location in Balik Pulau. The most famous dish at Half Acre Restaurant is the kiln-roasted chicken, a dish originating from Taiwan. The chickens are roasted in… Read More »

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020

The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020 was held on the 1st and 2nd February 2020 (8th and 9th day of Chinese New Year). This is the 6th consecutive year the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was held. The event has always attracted big crowds, and this year is no different. In addition to the hot air balloons,… Read More »

D’Fat Mona Lisa Cafe at Free School Road, Jelutong, Penang

D’Fat Mona Lisa Cafe is a nice cafe/restaurant in a bungalow house along Free School Road (Address: 43, Jalan Free School, 11600 Jelutong, Penang. Tel: 04-2810797). It is near TopKids Nursery & Kindergarten (Free School Road Branch). The compound outside the bungalow building provides ample free parking spaces for customers. The cafe serves coffee (of course), western food… Read More »