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…

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…