Wesak Day Procession In Penang (2023)

This year’s Wesak Day celebration fell on Thursday, 4 May 2023 (part of a short work week which also include the May 1st Labour Day holiday). This year marks the 2567th year of the Buddhist calendar. For the first time in 3 years (after the COVID-19 pandemic), the Wesak Day procession was being held again in Penang, with… Read More »

WSSA 2023 Sport Stacking Championship @ 1st Avenue Mall, Penang

The World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) organized the 2023 Sport Stacking Championship at 1st Avenue Mall, Penang last Sunday, 30 April 2023. The event started from 9.00 AM in the morning till 5.00 PM in the afternoon. Sport stacking is probably not very popular in Malaysia, but the championship at 1st Avenue Mall has managed to attract a… Read More »

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Decorations At Straits Quay (2023)

The Hari Raya Aidilfitri decorations at Straits Quay this year were simple and nostalgic. The decorations depict a kampung house and its surrounding on one side, and a sampan (wooden boat) and the sea on the other side. Both of these sceneries were synonymous with the Malay communities in the rural areas. There was a wooden walkway (bridge)… Read More »

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Decorations At Queensbay Mall (2023)

Queensbay Mall presented a golden Hari Raya Aidilfitri decoration this year. Transporting us back to the olden days “Malay Royal Courtyard”, the “Senandung Aidilfitri” decorations are royally beautiful and photo-worthy. There are golden arches with beautiful Islamic-inspired designs, and palm trees dotted around the area. For avid shoppers, there are various stalls on the side that blended well… Read More »

MIXUE Stores In Penang

Mixue Ice Cream & Tea was launched in Zhengzhou, China in 1997 by Mr Zhang Hongchao (a college student). Starting up Mixue, Mr Zhang’s goal was to bring high quality and affordable products to everyone around the world. That is quite a lofty mission, but it looks like he has been pretty successfully, gauging from the expansion of… Read More »

Krung Thep – Thai Restaurant In Georgetown, Penang

If you are looking for Thai food in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, head over to Krung Thep, a small, simple Thai restaurant in Lorong Selamat. The restaurant is quite easy to find. Upon entering Lorong Selamat, there is a row of restaurants on the left hand side, where Krung Thep is located. The shop is located roughly… Read More »

ZUS Coffee In Penang

Coffee is “A Necessity, Not A Luxury”, that is ZUS Coffee’s driving principle. Since its launch in 2019, ZUS Coffee strives to deliver coffee as a daily necessity for everyone. Rather than viewing specialty coffee as a luxury, ZUS Coffee is changing that by serving coffee at a lower price point, without compromising quality. It is about bringing… Read More »

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 »