Pragin Mall next to Komtar, Penang

Penang, Shopping

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 Food Court Center in Penang

Food and Drinks, Penang

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 [...]

Bukit Jambul: Popular hiking place for Penangites

Custom-Places, Penang

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 [...]

Travelling to Penang on the Ferry

Exploration, Penang

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 [...]

Burmese Temple in Penang

Custom-Places, Penang, Temple

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 [...]

Where is the Penang famous cendol stall located…

Food and Drinks, Penang

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 [...]

Thai Temple in Burmah Lane, Penang

Custom-Places, Penang

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 [...]

Beautiful Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

CNY, Custom-Places, Penang, Temple

Kek Lok Si is a very popular destination for those visiting Penang. During Chinese New Year, the latern and light decorations are breathtaking when you are going there at night during the Chinese New Year. Note that the usual opening hours of Kek Lok Si temple is from 8.30am to 5.30pm. For Chinese New Year [...]