How to make penang island belacan

How to make penang island belacan? Chop kim hoa is a family run belacan cottage industry in Penang that still makes Belacan in the traditional way. Watch our short video on how traditional Penang belacan is made. The process takes a few months from the drying of the krill (small shrimp) , the grinding of…

Happy Thaipusam to all devotees!

The colourful Thaipusam procession is on the way and the golden chariot will arrive at botanical gardens tonight. Don’t forget to go experience this incredible Hindu festival and witness the dedicated pilgrims first hand. Definitely a sight not to be missed and do join in with the celebrations! Venue : Botanical gardens Penang 30 +…

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…

George Town’s Light and Shadow

Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
The Early 20th-Century City Hall in George Town, Penang Chapter 4, Part 17 The 19th century in South Asia. It was a period of time in history when the British consolidated their colonial possessions in the Indian subcontinent. What started out as mere trade missions in the early…