Category Archives: General

SIM Children & Child Heart Clinic, Greenlane, Penang

As parents of young children, we have a few good paediatrician (doctors specializing in children) that we normally go to when the children are sick, or for the periodic check-ups when they were babies. One of the paediatrician that we go to is Dr. Sim Joo Seng, who operates the SIM Children & Child Heart Clinic (Klinik Pakar… Read More »

Taking The Ferry From Penang Island To The Mainland

I recently took the ferry from Penang Island to the Mainland. It has been a while since I last took the ferry, but with the traffic jam on the Penang Bridge (triggered by the Penang Bridge maintenance work starting from 22 August 2017), I decided to take the ferry on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. I reached the Raja… Read More »

Great Service At PC Depot Prai Branch, Mainland Penang

PC Depot has always been the place I go to for computer parts in Penang (Note: Recently, they may have changed the store name to P&C Depot). Computer parts sold here are genuine, and competitively priced. They have a good variety products, so it is a real convenience to shop here. Recently, I had a very good experience… Read More »

FasTracKids Programme At The Learning Garden

The FasTracKids Enrichment Education is a new education system aimed at enriching the knowledge of children starting from pre-school. The programme was developed by Dr. Johann Debeer, and there are many centres worldwide conducting the programme. In Penang, The Learning Garden kindergarten ( is the only centre conducting the FasTracKids programme (at the time of this writing). I… Read More »

Suan Hin Mini Market In Island Glades, Gelugor, Penang

As there is no market (pasar) in the Island Glades area, Suan Hin Mini Market (Pasar Mini Suan Hin) is a good alternative to get cooking ingredients. Unlike most mini markets in Penang, Suan Hin Mini Market pretty much sells most of the ingredients you need to cook a meal. The owner of the mini market sells vegetables… Read More »

Baby Photo Shoot At The K Studio, Greenlane

It used to be that we only go to a photography studio to have a photo shoot before our wedding day (pre-wedding photo). Nowadays, the photography studios in Penang have expanded their offerings, providing specialized photography for newborn babies, children, women during pregnancy, and families. So, which photography studio in Penang provides photo shoot for newborn baby and… Read More »

Parent-Toddler Programme At The Learning Garden

Penang’s nursery and kindergarten normally takes children from 3 years old onwards (unless the preschool has a Playgroup programme). If your child is between 1-3 years old (a toddler), you may want to consider enrolling him/her in The Learning Garden’s Parent-Toddler Programme. The Learning Garden is a popular child development centre / kindergarten located in the York House… Read More »

Kindermusik Class At The Whyte House In Sungai Ara, Penang

Kindermusik is a music and movement programme for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. It uses music, games, and activities to stimulate a children’s mind, body, and sense of play. Kindermusik originated from a programme developed by a group of teachers in West Germany in the 1960s, to teach children about music before they are old enough to… Read More »