Toh Soon Cafe, Georgetown, Penang

Toh Soon Cafe is a popular alley-way kopitiam in the heart of Georgetown, specializing in half-boiled eggs, charcoal toasted bread and Hainanese-style coffee. It is located in an alley off Lebuh Campbell (Address: Lebuh Campbell, 10450 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2613754). Toh Soon Cafe is open Mondays to Saturdays, 8AM-5PM. It is normally very crowded in the morning during… Read More »

Asobiba – Kids Fun Playground At All Seasons Place

Asobiba is an indoor playground nestled within All Seasons Place, Bandar Baru Air Itam (Address: 6H-2-9, 6H-2-10, 6H-2-11, Level 2, All Seasons Place, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Tel: 016-6532552). It occupies a stretch of store space on the 2nd Floor of All Seasons Place. Asobiba may not be as well known… Read More »

Valentine’s Day Dinner At Ascott Gurney Penang (2023)

Having opened in March 2022, Ascott Gurney Penang provides an excellent accomodation option for those travelling to Penang for an extended amount of time. For me, it also provides an additional option for having Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife and kids this year. Couples get to enjoy their Valentine’s Day Dinner either at the poolside or Timur… Read More »

Switch Stores And Switch Service Centres In Penang

Switch is the largest Authorized Premium Reseller for Apple products in Malaysia. Whether you are looking for IPhone, IPad, IPod or Macbook, Switch stores are the go-to place to view and purchase the products. From one store in a corner of Penang, Switch has now expanded to over 100 outlets across Malaysia. Here is the list of Switch… Read More »

Chinese New Year Decorations At Straits Quay, Penang (2023)

The Chinese New Year decorations at Straits Quay this year is simple and nice. The main attraction is a cherry blossom tree-shaped merry-go-round with comfy seats. The merry-go-round is flanked by “bridges” with lanterns. There are also lots of flowers. It is a bright and colourful creation. I didn’t see any rabbit in the decorations though, even though… Read More »

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 »