Sunday, January 20, 2013

2013 Year of the Snake

Char Koay Teow

Chinese New Year 2013 - 10 February
In 2013, Chinese New Year Day falls on 10th of February
      The Year of the Snake, 2013, in the Chinese calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with water sitting on top of fire.
     The ancient Chinese believe that having a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means the family will not starve...... more at

Visiting Penang for the Chinese New Year?
Must try food of Penang:
1) Char Koay Teow
2) Hokkien Mee /Penang Prawn Mee
3) Chee Cheong Fun
4) Laksa
5) Mee Jawa.............. many more at myPenang

Also checkout the many Chinese New year cakes and cookies:
1) Kueh Bunga
2) Kueh Kapit...........
............more at myFood domain

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Best Penang Food

Penang is sometimes referred to as the Food Capital of Malaysia - esp. reknowned for her Hawker Fare. Read more at:
Nyonya Kueh

Prawn Curry

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bo Lang Chai by Pusat KOMAS

An almost forgotten history of Penang's Clan Jetties video entitled, "Bo Lang Chai" which in Hokkien dialect means "forgotten", literally it means "no one knows". It's a historical video about the tremendous hardship of the early Chinese migrant workers struggling to make decent living a century ago video a Chinese puppet show in Hokkien dialect.
        It really brings home how poor Chinese people from China were, duped into working almost like slaves to build up Penang and promises of land by the then British government were never met until today 100 years on.

Bo Lang Chai (Forgotten) from Pusat KOMAS on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Heritage Hotels Penang

There are many hotels in George Town offering affordable accommodations. Some are modern high-rise while others offer visitors a unique traditional or old Penang experience.
  • Hutton Lodge  Experience unique colonial-style living in a restored guesthouse located in the heart of the George Town. At 17, Jalan Hutton, just off Penang Road, it is ideally located within walking distance of George Town's many tourist attractions.
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion,    This Chinese house with Straits Settlement designs dates back to the 1880s and is a winner of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award in 2000 for conservation. Compare rates for Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion here
Search and compare rates of other Hotels in Penang HERE

Friday, March 19, 2010

About Chowrasta Market

Penang to get heritage experts to preserve Chowrasta Bazaar
By K. KASTURI DEWI - Friday March 19, 2010 ; The Star

THE state will engage heritage experts to carry out a study on how to preserve the heritage value of the more than century-old Chowrasta Bazaar in Penang Road.

Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik said the state was also holding talks with Think City Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Khazanah Holdings, and the Penang Municipal Council on methods to revive the building, which is having some structural problems.

“Plans to redevelop the bazaar this year could not be carried out due to insufficient funds. The council’s allocation of RM1mil is not enough and the state has to look at other options to raise the money.

“If options are made available for the re-development of the bazaar is feasible, then work on the project could start next year,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Plans to redevelop the building began in 2002 and there were proposals to relocate the traders at the bazaar to Jalan S.P. Chelliah.

However, the idea had been scrapped two years ago due to long-standing problems such as objections by the traders and insufficient budget.

Built in 1890 by George Town municipality, the front portion of the bazaar facing Penang Road was rebuilt in 1920.
Source: The Star