Georgetown Festival 2014

August will be a an art fever in Georgetown, Penang. The Georgetown Festival 2014 will be a month-long festival filled with a series of arts and culture events in celebration of Georgetown’s listing as a unESCO Heritage Site since 2008. The Georgetown Festival was mooted and celebrated its first inauguration in 2010.   George Town…

Historical Sites Means Nothing?

It has been circulating on media social about a heritage and historical site being demolished to make way for housing development. This is one site that has been detected, maybe there are more where some greedy housing and property developers who sees historical sites has no value compared to the money that they will gain…

Batu Feringghi Night Market

Penang has been known as the “Pearl of the Orient”. It was stated in history books as been founded by Sir Francis Light but recent disviceries shows that there has been inhabitants before his arrival. If you want to buy a condom for your eyes then go to the night market at Baru Feringghi.

The Tram in Penang- Its History

Penang once had trams as a means of transport for the inslanders. The line ply in the city centre and I can remember had the opportunity to ride on when I was a little boy. It was electrically powered with overhead electrical cables vertically above the tram lines. I am not sure when the tram…

Beca in Penang

I had written a blog about the thrishaw in Malay called beca in Malacca. There is not much different between both of them which was once a popular mode of transport. Its a three-wheeled vehicle powered by who else, human of course. Nowadays when mostly everybody have their own transport beside cheaper public transportation, the…

Penang Rojak

If we speak about Penang and its food what comes in ones mind is nasi kandar. However there is more than nasi kandar when it comes to food in Penang. Pasembor is another must have if you visit Penang. Its a mixture of processed seafood including prawn balls, fish balls and cakes, crabs etc. It…