Orchard Ville Condominium, Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Orchard Ville is a condominium nestled among the greeneries in Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, Penang. Completed in 2016, its location is about 5 minutes’ drive from the popular Setia Pearl Island development (Address: Orchard Ville, Lengkok Kelicap, Mutiara Perdana, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang). The condominium consists of 2 blocks, with a skybridge connecting them (for viewing). Although there… Read More »

Ong Cheng Huat Seafood, Butterworth, Penang

Ong Cheng Huat Seafood is a popular restaurant in Butterworth, Penang. Located in a village area off Jalan Bagan Lallang, customers will have to drive through some narrow village roads to reach the restaurant. Its address is: 6093, Kampung Pokok Keras, 13400 Butterworth, Penang (Tel: 012-4535188). It is best to use Google Maps or Waze to navigate to… Read More »

GDEX Branches In Penang

GDEX (or GD Express) is a major courier/delivery services company in Malaysia. Founded in 1997, the company has grown steadily to over 150 stations in Malaysia and Singapore. GDEX provides domestic and international courier, as well as logistics services. With the advent of e-commerce, the services provided by companies like GDEX will undoubtedly become more important to both… Read More »

Emily’s Steakhouse, Georgetown, Penang

Looking for a good British steak meal in Penang? Go to Emily’s Steakhouse in the heart of Georgetown (Address: 89, Lebuh Muntri, 10200 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 019-8396630). The owner of the restaurant, Emily, was born in Penang, and she came back from the UK to open a branch of her restaurant here in March 2019 (The first Emily’s… Read More »

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 »