Where to stay : The Permai Residence

The Permai Residence is located in Tanjung Bungah , the north coast of Penang Island. We are right smack in between George Town Heritage Zone and Batu Ferringhi. Residents of Tanjung Bungah move at a “designed” determined pace (meaning not slow but purposely leisured ),  we like our morning routines, our designated market days, our…

Connect with your experience, travel with your eyes and heart wide open.

Penang Local was invited to experience a local food tour managed by Joy of Delish Asia . Joy is an energetic lady driven by the joy (no pun intended) of what she enjoys doing: introducing Penang through your taste buds. We were one of 3 travel bloggers from Italy, Sweden and Canada , excitable and adorable spirited wanderlusters…

The Habitat on Penang Hill : Up close and friendly with nature

The best times to visit The Habitat , the work-in-progress-green “Narnia” on top of Bukit Bendera, or Penang Hill  , are during the weekdays and NOT on a school holiday,  if possible. I always like to encourage visitors to use the Penang’s public transport , bus number 204 is easily accessible from Komtar, or the bus terminal…

At Batu Feringghi :Short Term Rental By the Sea

When growing up in Europe,  in the 90’s especially, people would ask me where I’m from and I’d say of course, Malaysia. What was popular amongst wanderlusters then,  was the epic Asia trail, Phuket-Borneo-Penang-Bali . They’ve heard more about these spots , than they’ve heard of the capital cities. Endless sandy white beaches, clear water,…

Coffee with Bill

Coffee with Bill Bill is actually chuckling here in this photo. William Brownlie Hilston (Bill) has been a resident of Malaysia since the 80’s, actually he arrived here, when it was Malaya in the 50’s but moved around Asia for work. Scotland was his home. You’ll see Bill rock up to Hillside Café on Tuesdays…

Penang and the Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
The Khoo Kongsi Compound Chapter 4, Part 18 At the height of the spice trade in the Orient, the Europeans had their eyes fixated on strategic islands along the trade routes, which they eventually colonized. From British Hong Kong and Portuguese Macau at the Pearl River Delta, to…