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7 Must Eat Foods in Penang, Malaysia

Cheap and tasty hawker foods are just a normal daily affair in Penang.
Siam Road Char Kuey Teow Jalan Siam (off Jalan Anson) Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (3pm to 7.30pm)

Air Itam Market Assam Laksa Pasar Road (Besides Air Itam Market) Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 7pm. Closed on Wednesday.

Lebuh Presgrave Hokkien Mee Lebuh Presgrave (2 houses away from the corner lot coffee shop) Opening Hours: Daily 5pm to 12am

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 6pm

Kimberly Street Koay Chiap Opening Hours: Daily 6.30pm to 11pm

Penang Road Teochew Cendol Lebuh Keng Kwee, off Penang Road (Note: There are 2 stalls here. So don’t get mixed up. If turning in from Penang Road, the stall is on your right hand side) Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 7pm

Lebuh Presgrave Ice Kacang (Recommended: Request for 1 or 2 scoop of Peanut Butter Ice Cream on top of the ice kacang or cendol) Opening Hours: Daily 5pm to 11pm

Wondering in Pekan Kuah, Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Kuah still has the charisma of a quiet Malaysian town back in the 1970s.  Most of items sold in Kuah town are cheaper than other places in Langkawi Island. I will personally recommend you to do your shopping in Kuah town before doing your shopping somewhere else later.  So, if you choose to shop in Kuah at the end of your trip, you will realize the items that you have bought are 20% cheaper in this town.
Besides, Kuah has a lot of fabulous restaurant for dine out especially in the evening. There are many seafood restaurants which is cheaper than the one at Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah. There are many Chinese Restaurants in Kuah too and you can find beer as low as RM2.50 or USD0.80.
Visitors also can take a late afternoon walk to observe local culture and activities besides visiting Legenda Park and Eagle Square for photo snapping.
Langkawi Parade/Jetty Point/Langkawi Fair
If you are expected a high end mall like in Kuala Lumpur or Penang, these are not the place. But these malls are …

Luwak’s Coffee and the Story of Expensive Coffee in the World

Luwak Coffee which only can be found in Indonesia is the weirdest coffee in the world. The coffee was produced from the shit of Luwak Fox which the animal will naturally eat the coffee bean at night before the villagers coming to collect the shits for processing to make coffee powder.

"Fox, Elephant and Monkey are among the animals which produced the most expensive coffee in the world"
The most famous location to find this coffee is in Bali, Sumatera, Jawa and Sulawesi with a commercial value at USD700 per kilogramme. The phenomenal of drinking this coffee used to be controversy among Muslim coffee drinker as the coffee was produced from animal digestion process. However, since 13 February 2012,in  the National Fatwa Organisation 98th Meeting had decided that Muslim can consume this coffee with halal coffee preparation process applied.

It is not only fox can produce high quality coffee. In Thailand, local people used elephant to speed up the process of producing coffee. This is…

Love Lane with Love at Georgetown,Penang

Love Lane is one of the lanes which is located within the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of Georgetown. The lane was historically famous during early time for Eurasian and Asian traders, plus places to keep their mistresses. The lane is located in between Farquhar Street and Chulia Street and easily can be reached by foot from Komtar via Rope Walk.

A metal caricature structure of a man climbing down from window nearby the Love Lane signboard will welcome your visit here. Most of the buildings here are double storey and were built as early as year 1920 with combination of colonial and Chinese architecture.

While walking at this lane, you must go to Café Little Angel to enjoy cheap but delicious local dishes. Local dishes such as Hakka Dried Noodle, Hokkien Mee, Char Kuey Teow and Cantonese Fried Rice are such a mouth watery meals for to be ordered. This restaurant is just a small place with stools and small table which mainly popular among students from nearby school. Mr. Ang, the cook a…

Rope Walk @ Pintal Tali, Georgetown, Penang

Pintal Rope started at No.1 Pintal Tali Street, which is where Sri Malaya Restaurant located and finished at Dr. Lim Chwee Leong Street’s Mosque. Basically nothing much to see here when normally people will pass by the street on the way to Love Lane or Chulia Street. Most of building here are very old and many of them are run downed.
If you like antiques, you may drop by to Mei Tatt Antique which is located at No.12 of Rope Walk. According to the shop keeper, Miss. Kathryn, the antique business had started 20 years ago at No.8 Rope Walk before moving to No.12 recently. Most of the antiques were brought to Penang by China rich men many years ago and some were aged since year 1800s.

Go further to No.38, 40, 42 of Rope Walk, you will find 1881 Chong Tian Cultural Hotel which is the first and only Chinese Cultural Hotel in Malaysia. This hotel operated since early 1800s to cater accommodation needs for Chinese merchants to do business in Penang. There are antiques on display in the hotel an…

Psy's Gangnam Style in Penang, Malaysia

As promised, the "horse riding dancing style", Oppa Gangnam Style has finally come to Penang, Malaysia. For the first time ever, Park Jae-Sang or famously known as Psy come to Malaysia to perform in the national celebration of Chinese New Year Open House 2013 at Han Chiang College, Ayer Hitam.

This special appearance had attracted more than 80,000 crowd, not only local fans, but also foreigner tourist in Penang. Many of them had gathered in this school as early as 7.00am, worried to miss the chance to see the World's Korean superstar performing live.

Psy fulfilled his promise to his Malaysian fans when he arrived to Penang International Airport at 7.00am from Brazil before directly been sent to Evergreen Laurel Hotel for resting and preparation. The craziness started when his fan waiting for almost 5 hours until Psy stunningly starts his performance at 12.30pm which witnessed by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and VVIPs. Th…

Vietnam: Chúc Mừng Năm Mới | Happy Lunar New Year

Tet holiday in Vietnam or in some other countries will call it as Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Now, the whole country is in the climax part of Tet preparation before the actual date on 10th of February 2013. You will see more police on the street, big goods delivery services running crossing the busy street during the heaty day and shopping streets getting more crowded than normal.

Don’t Travel to Vietnam during TetIf you are planning to travel here during this10th to 14th of February, it’s a big no, or you will home alone in a big city such as Ho Chi Minh City. Most of Vietnamese will head to their hometown since few days prior to Tet holiday, restaurants and shop also will close at least for one day during this festive season.
Even worst, every public transportation, busses, trains and planes will be packed with local who are heading home. The price also will skyrocket high and 2 hours journey from one to another point will take you up to 5 hours instead. Plus, some lo…