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Pragin Mall is situated right next to Komtar. It is a popular shopping center now while Komtar had greatly fade from its formal glory. Years ago, Komtar was one of the most happening shopping complex for Penangnites to hang out in. It is crowded and all the shops enjoy brisk business. But as the years [...]

Northam Beach Cafe is located opposite Northam Hotel in Penang. My friends bought me there once to have dinner. The ambience is excellent as it is located next to the sea. And there are endless variety of food to choose from. The place is actually located within walking distance from Gurney Drive. The moment you [...]

I never stopped being amazed with the Penangnites. Most Penang folks are not big on mega gyms- but prefer exercising outdoors and playing games like squash, tennis and badminton. Aside from Ayer Itam dam, the Bukit Jambul hill is extremely popular with folks. The hiking trail is packed with people in mornings and evenings, 7 [...]

The ferry jetty taking you to Penang island is located in Butterworth, next to the Butterworth main bus station (where you can take express buses to other towns/states/Singapore/Hatyai) as well as the KTM train station. If you take a train from Bangkok or Hatyai to Butterworth, when the train arrives (usually at about 1 to 2pm [...]

Opposite the Thai Temple in Burmah Lane, you can find a huge Burmese temple: At the entrance, you can see a building on the right side of the photo. That is where the tall Standing Buddha, in a post subdoing Mara is located. Be sure to go to the back of the Buddha statue- where [...]

When you wanna go to Penang, many would ask you not to forget to visit the famous chendol stall. If you are not familar, you may not be able to find this humble off the main street stall. Yes, the picture shows the famous Penang cendol shop where Penangnites will tell you to try out [...]

The temple is also known as Wat Chaiyamangalaram and is located at Lorong Burmah, Pulau Pinang. How to get there: Via buses that pass by Burmah Road. Burmah Road is the main road- you need to get down when you see the Burmah police station. There is a lane between the police station and a Chinese [...]

It’s fun! If you are visiting Penang, and not in a hurry- taking time to walk around the island will be insightful- as Penang carries a mixture of the old and new, traditional and modern.  You see modern buildings, old mansions, pre war shophouses- and you can stop anytime to get food to eat- food [...]