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…

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,…