Archive for the 'Penang' Category

Dec 22 2012

New Year’s Eve in Penang

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Fireworks at Straits Quay (photo courtesy of E&O Berhad)

As a country with one of the highest number of annual public holidays in the world, most Malaysians like an excuse to celebrate and what better reason than New Year’s Eve? While it is not traditionally known as a party island, Penang nevertheless buzzes at New Year and offers enough different options to make your … read the full post

Dec 12 2012

Christmas 2012 in Penang

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Christmas bling at Straits Quay

Penangites love a good festival, and Christmas is no exception. There are plenty of opportunities to catch some tropical Yuletide cheer in Penang; here are some of the best places to shop, worship, eat, drink and be merry over the festive season. It’s not just about the big day itself but also the build-up, so … read the full post

Dec 06 2012

Review: Tek Sen Restaurant, Penang

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Pig trotters, Penang-style.

When you arrive in Penang and realise that just about every second shophouse is a restaurant, you might find it hard to decide where to eat. So how do you solve this culinary conundrum? Follow the steady trail of Penangites down Lebuh Carnarvon and bag yourself a table at Tek Sen. If the lunch-hour queue … read the full post

Sep 12 2012

Great places to stay in Georgetown, Penang

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Don't let the choice of hotels in Georgetown put you in a spin.

Georgetown, Penang, offers a great array of places to stay, from cheap backpacker haunts through to charming heritage hotels. Here are a few guesthouses and hotels in Georgetown that struck us as outstanding value for money. Under 50 ringgit If you’re visiting Georgetown on a budget, dorms are the way to go. Most of the … read the full post

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