Category Archives: PENANG


Nasi Kandar is one of the signature Malaysian dish and is also a Penang staple. Nasi Kandar is quite similar as Chinese chai peng but this is a plate of steamed rice with variety of curry-based meat dishes and vegetables. I was in Penang sometime back and decided to check out one of the famous Nasi Kandar Beratur around 10pm at night. Continue reading [PENANG EATS] LIYAQAT ALI NASI KANDAR BERATUR


Toh Soon Café located at Lebuh Campbell has become one of the must-visit place when you are in Penang. I visited them in year 2014 and 2 years later I am back again with my friends. The shop is located in a narrow alley (lorong in Malay language) and is a walking distance to Penang street art mural. As compared with my visit 2 years back, Toh Soon has become more popular and securing the seat is getting harder too. Continue reading [PENANG EATS] TOH SOON CAFÉ – OLD SCHOOL COFFEESHOP LEBUH CAMPBELL


During my visit to Penang few weeks ago, my friend bought me to this famous shop serves Koay Teow Soup that uses local eels to make the fishball. As we parked the car at the opposite direction, I looked up at the shop signage. It was faded and not clear at all but tourists and customers seem to find their way here to try the food. This shop was initially only a stall at Pitt Street until they moved to a shop at Carnavon Street. Continue reading [PENANG EATS] PITT STREET KOAY TEOW SOUP (椰脚粿条汤 )@ CARNAVON STREET | GEORGETOWN


Few weeks ago I was in Penang for Golden Sands Resort staycation. My bff and I took the opportunity to check out One Garage Slappy Cakes located at M Mall, Times Square on one of the afternoon. Slappy Cakes is actually one of the dining concepts under One Garage restaurant where next to it is the One Steamboat, another dining concept under one roof. Continue reading [PENANG EATS] ONE GARAGE SLAPPY CAKES | M MALL O2O PENANG TIMES SQUARE


I was staying at Golden Sands Resorts Penang during Hari Raya Haji and decided to have dinner at one of the restaurants, Sigi’s Bar & Grill On the Beach for dinner.Sunset at Batu Ferringhi beach was indeed a sight to behold. It has been a while since I last enjoyed dinner with such a gorgeous sunset beach view. This beach front restaurant within the hotel is one of the best dining views in Penang. Oh boy! I am so lucky to dine in here. Continue reading [PENANG EATS] SIGI’S BAR & GRILL ON THE BEACH – SUNSET DINNER AT BATU FERRINGHI

[PENANG EATS] KEDAI KOPI KONG THAI LAI ( 广泰来茶室 ) – New Location this October 2016

It has been 2 years since my last visit to Penang and I was there over the weekend. I met my Penang friend who came to pick me from the airport and headed for breakfast. He brought me to Kong Thai Lai coffeeshop located in Hutton Lane, Georgetown. This is one of the oldest traditional Hainanese coffeeshop that has 100 over years of history. ( 3 generations and on-going). While Toh Soon Café located at Campbell Street was crowded with tourists, I am glad that we are here for kaya toast and kopi instead without even queuing. Continue reading [PENANG EATS] KEDAI KOPI KONG THAI LAI ( 广泰来茶室 ) – New Location this October 2016

[PENANG HOTEL REVIEW] Staycation At Hotel Penaga | Georgetown Penang

Hotel Penaga is situated within UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the heart of Georgetown, Penang Malaysia. The hotel was converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terrace and shophouses, facing Hutton, Transfer Road and Clark Street into a boutique hotel with 45 beautiful spacing rooms, a restaurant, bar and a lounge that maintains the hidden gem of Hotel Penaga.

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It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to explore the place.
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There are few room types available in Hotel Penaga. This includes the Hutton Rooms with 40 square meters, Transfer Suites available from 60-70 square meters, 140 square meters of Clark Terraces and Penaga Suites. Each house/rooms are fully refurbished and separated from the other hotel buildings and the lobby.

We checked-in to Clark Terrace, one of the concepts that suits for family or friends. Clark Terrace is a whole terrace house with rooms furnished with antiques, classic modern pieces and stunning works of art.
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There is a mini bar with an open concept kitchen as well.
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Spot the private Jacuzzi spa right at the back garden with privacy.
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As we moved up to second floor, there are two bedrooms and bathrooms with a balcony overlooking the garden. Each room are beautifully decorated with individual pieces of reconstructed antique furniture. And the bed was superb cosy and comfortable.
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Moving on is the facilities of the hotel.
The lap pool is located right outside the Cinnamon Restaurant.
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Indulge in Penaga Spa by Tanamera located in the gardens of the Penaga Hotel. There are a total of three double rooms that are equipped with bathroom for changing, shower and sauna. Everything in one!
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Hotel Penaga also offers breakfast for hotel guests at The Cinnamon. As you walked next to the restaurant, there is a business centre and library, which are available for hotel guests to fully utilise during the stay.
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It was a pleasant stay with Hotel Penaga. The staffs are helpful and attentive during our stay. It is a wonderful way to experience the heritage in the heart of bustling city. And of course the hotel location is strategic where we can easily travel around the food places and tourists attraction.
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Read about my Penang Food Posts here & Penang Attraction Places here.

Address: Corner of Jalan Hutton and Lebuh Clarke
10050 George Town, Penang Malaysia
Tel: +6042611891

[This is a hosted stay.No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.]
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