Colourful Deepavali Decorations At Gurney Plaza (2022)

Deepavali this year falls on Monday, 24 October 2022. At Gurney Plaza, the Festival Of Lights was ushered in with a colourful Deepavali-themed decorations at its Centre Atrium. There were colourful rangolis (or kolam) and a majestic peacock standing mighty & proud at the centre of the decoration. The kolams were created via the “Community Kolam Art Project”,… Read More »

Good Luck Bak Kut Teh (Bayan Baru, Penang)

Good Luck Bak Kut Teh is a popular restaurant in Bayan Baru, Penang (Address: 48, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel: 016-4528383). The small restaurant is located on the roadside along Jalan Mahsuri. Customers dining here typically park along the road side. As there are other eateries nearby, the place can get pretty busy… Read More »

Secret Recipe Branches In Penang

For many years since its founding in 1997, Secret Recipe is well known for its fine quality gourmet cakes. It used to be a place where people would go for celebrations, before the mushrooming of the many cafes in Penang (and Malaysia). Although there are so much more competition today, Secret Recipe has remained strong. It has evolved… Read More »

Eastern Wishes Nanyang & Thai Cuisine @ Elit Avenue, Bayan Baru, Penang

Eastern Wishes is a popular restaurant serving Thai and Chinese Malaysian food. The restaurant is located at Elit Avenue (Address: 1-1-32, Elit Avenue, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3, 11950 Bayan Baru, Penang. Tel: 04-6094092). Before its Elit Avenue branch became its main location, Eastern Wishes’ old location was at I-Avenue, Bukit Jambul (where I first came across the restaurant,… Read More »

Money Changers In Penang Shopping Malls

Penang is a well known tourist destination. People from all over the world come to Penang every year. So, it is not surprising that there are many money changers across Penang, operating out of shop houses, shopping malls and even hospitals (supporting the medical tourism industry). In this post, I will attempt to list down the money changers… Read More »

Syarikat Lita Bateri & Tayar, Georgetown, Penang

Syarikat Lita Bateri & Tayar is a car tyre shop located along Jalan Dato Keramat, Georgetown, Penang (Address: 454, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10460 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 012-4341936). The shop is located right beside Public Bank Dato Keramat Branch. I am writing this post about the shop as I just changed my car’s tyres here recently. It was a… Read More »

UOB Bank Branches In Penang

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a bank headquartered in Singapore. The bank was founded in 1935 by Sarawakian businessman Wee Kheng Chiang, catering mainly to the Fujian community during its early years. Over the decades, UOB has grown into a major bank in South East Asia. United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (or UOB Malaysia) was incorporated in… Read More »

Papelli Restaurant, Straits Quay, Penang

Papelli Restaurant is an Italian restaurant specializing in Italian wood fired pizza. Located in Straits Quay (Address: Ground Floor, Lot 3C-G-2, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel: 013-3060299), the restaurant prides itself in making “the best Italian wood fired pizza in town”. The pizzas at Papelli are made right after the customers ordered… Read More »