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The Best Pasembur in Penang

The pasembur is a popular cuisine or maybe street food among the locals in Penang. The pasembur is actually a salad of vegetables and it is made up of ingredients such as yam bean, cucumber, blanched bean sprouts, and different kinds of fritters, all doused with peanut gravy. The origin of the pasembur is unknown [...]

Best Home Made Murtabak in Penang

The country’s best murtabak can be found in this century-old restaurant called Hameediyah Restaurant in Penang. The delicious murtabak is a type of roti canai (Indian pancake) wrapped with minced meat which has been shaped into patty and cooked. Therefore, the murtabak is more filling and thicker than the normal roti canai (Indian pancake) which [...]

Penangites Favorite Nasi Kandar Stall

Another famous nasi kandar restaurant in Penang is called Line Clear located in Penang Street. This stall has been around for over 45 years and serves the best nasi kandar in town. If you are heading there for lunch or dinner, you better reach there earlier or else you will need to line up in [...]

The Pearl of the Orient

Went in a group as company's teambuilding activity. The museum's staffs and guide were very friendly and patient to educate us about the evolution of cameras. Everyone had a great time fiddling with the vintage cameras and surprised on how vintage cameras can be so tedious compared to the modern ones. There are many other [...]

Arguably The Best Roti Canai in Penang

Looking for the best roti canai (Indian Pancake) in Penang to savor? Head out to Sheikh Usman Gerai Roti Canai at Argyll Road which serves the best roti-telur (egg pancake) and beef curry combination. Although the curry is a bit spicy, it tastes excellent when it goes with the roti-telur. The secret of this tasty [...]

One of the best dumpling noodle (Wan Tan Mee) ('Wan Tan' noodle) I have tried is at a noodle stall at Air Itam. Not only does the noodles taste good, the size of the dumplings or 'Wan Tan' is huge. See the picture below. 'Wan Tan' means dumpling and Mee is noodle. Therefore, the whole [...]

WARNING: Non Halal Few people know there is a very famous chicken rice stall at Chulia Street. I got to know about it when my colleague recommends it to me. The stall lies along Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia) in Georgetown. The stall is located in a shop lot painted in green whereby its upper floor [...]

Kek Lok Si Temple Night Visit

We visited at the right time after the Chinese new year. Usually after Chinese new year, the 10th day all the lights at the temple will be turned on. Its fully decorated with lights thousands of them. The temple will be very colorful in lights. Best time to visit if at dawn around 7 pm [...]

The Esplanade is a seafront promenade bordering an open field where festival and events are often held. The Esplanade is not just a popular tourist attraction in Penang but also a historic place that tells you everything about Penang, including the history of how Penang transformed from a swampy frontier, to a bustling trading post, [...]

Built between 1808 and 1810, Fort Cornwallis is situated on the Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah road which is actually the esplanade. Its main cannon, Seri Rambai, was originally from Johor but ended up in Penang in the 17th Century. Come evening, diners who throng the Kompleks Makanan Medan Renong here for scrumptious mee udang, pasembur, [...]