Archive for October, 2013

Oct 28 2013

Review: Joo Hooi Cafe, Penang

Published by under Food

Fiery asam laksa, flavoured with mint, pineapple, chilli and sour tamarind.

When it comes to food, you don’t really get more quintessentially ‘Georgetown’ than Joo Hooi Cafe on Jalan Penang. Not only does it dish up much loved Penang staples, but its low-brow, no-nonsense atmosphere and throngs of diners jostling for space will plunge you head-first and without reserve into the Georgetown gastronomic experience. Let’s be … read the full post

Oct 16 2013

How to spend a rainy day in Penang

Published by under Penang


The southwest monsoon typically dumps close to 400 millimetres of water on Penang during the month of October — it’s the wettest time of the year to visit the island. If you find yourself here during October, therefore, it probably pays to have a wet-weather plan up your sleeve, just in case, so here are … read the full post

Oct 09 2013

What souvenirs should I buy in Penang?

Published by under Penang


Shopping for souvenirs and gifts for loved ones back home when you’re travelling can be a fraught affair. If left until the last moment, it often results in panic buying of things that seem a good idea at the time, but later just leave you asking yourself: Why? Undertaking this task in Penang might throw … read the full post