George Town Literary Festival opens this weekend.

If you are in Penang this weekend and looking for things to do. Check out George Town Literary Festival which starts today and runs over the weekend. Day 1 Highlights: 24 November 2017 Festival opening ceremony Venue: Majestic Theatre. Time: 630 pm   Film Screening and Q&A: You Mean the World to Me Venue: Majestic…

The Hilston Family Reunion : Thirty odd years later they meet at Gusto

Six months ago we wrote “Coffee With Bill” . It was a personality profile on quirky and loveable people living in the Tanjung Bungah community. Bill is a natural story teller, and you know he’s not just telling tall tales because the punch lines never change. I want to say we’ve adopted him as our surrogate…

Where to Eat : Malay Food 101 At James’ Famous Nasi Campur

Facebook is a wonderful thing, we use it quiet a lot in Malaysia , especially in Penang. We get live feed on what people are eating, what restaurants are open, whats closed, whats good and what NOT to try. If it weren’t for my friend Jo  (Eccentric Fadlin on FB) , and his persistent postings, I…

Where to stay : Experience the real George Town from Ah Tong’s Residence

Ah Tong’s Residence built in the late 19th century but was a tailor shop until 2010. It’s been owner-occupied for 5 years making it a primary residence on  Lebuh Kimberley (Kimberley Street). The photos of the property will speak for themselves, recommended for couples or a small family of 4. With the modern comforts fitted…

Sea games Highlights KL2017

We have popped over to support the 29th SEA (South East Games) in Kuala Lumpur. Yes sometimes we do leave our little island of Penang. It isn’t so far from the capital after all. That is the beauty of living here. Today we went to watch Badminton, Swimming and Athletics at the state of the…