The Bentook Journey : Pieces of Phuket 

The last leg til we met took forever. My heart was bursting to see my best friend. I hugged him tightly, and we were back just like that, bickering, shoulder punching, I had forgotten how comfortable it was to be with him. My eccentric friend, he can quote every diologue in Seinfeild, yup, and he’s…

For Vegetarians: How to make a quick and tasty mozzarella salad

Sometimes you could be bored and just feel like eating at home…This quick and simple yet healthy vegetarian salad could be a winner. Quick and easy mozzarella Salad Recipe: 1 packet of mozzarella Packet of tomatoes Purple basil leaf olive oil Balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste   Inviting your friends is optional.  Happy…

Island Gripes : Our Love / Hate relationship with tourists

We love hosting, we LOVE that people Love our island. But just some comments and actions may rub us the wrong way. Don’t get me wrong, we know we are not perfect, I have a long long list of how arrogant us locals can be to each other, but this,  this your list.  Hopefully these…

Urban artisan soft serve review

We at Penang local are in search of Penang’s best soft serve. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it… Tell us your favourite so we can go check it out. Today’s black sesame and green tea soft serve is from urban artisan at Nagore square. Price RM12.90.  The green tea had a really…

Street Markets : Stubbornly, Jalan Kuala Kangsar , in photos

Jalan Kuala Kangsar is part of the 4 crossroads surrounding the infamous, newly renovated Chowrasta Market , read in depth about the transition from yester-years and present here, by Penang Monthly magazine. There has been an underlying growl on change in this part of town. Street markets play a big role in our heritage, it is…

Penang local gets a sneak peek into Delish Asia Penang street food tour. 

    Penang local recently experienced Delish Asia Penang Street food tour. Penang has consistently been voted to have the best and most diverse types of street food thanx to it’s historical position as an important shipping port for the spice trade. Spice traders introduced new culinary cuisines and spices to the island adding to…

Beach Town Ferringhi, eating on the coastal road.

Batu Ferringhi is towards the northern tip of the island. Its pretty vibrant on holidays, plan to leave your vehicles parked all weekend long. Better yet, don’t bring your car on to the island. If walking with kids around this beach town, watch out for traffic on narrow streets. Be weary when you’re walking on sidewalks,…