The simplicity of Nasi Padang

Penangites love to eat. We eat all the time. I’ve known friends who will drive all the way up from Kuala Lumpur when their cravings take over. Our food connects people, I believe its because of our very colourful history , the blend of spices and herbs as marinate or paste triggers not only your…

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, Scotland was his home. You’ll see Bill rock up to Hillside Café on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and you’ll find him settling into his favorite corner at Gusto’s the rest of the…

Restaurant Review : indigo at The Blue Mansion,  Penang, Malaysia

Restaurant Review : indigo at The Blue Mansion We can’t dive into a restaurant review without shedding some light on the mansion that it’s housed in. The Cheong Fatt Tze (affectionately known as the Blue Mansion) was named after the original owner, who at the tender age of 16 from Hakka, followed the throngs of driven men…

Iyengar at Sunalini Yoga, Penang

Yoga is a lifestyle. It is a holistic outlook that combines body, mind and spirit to improve health and wellness through balance, harmony and conscious living. I highly recommend Iyengar yoga with Sunalini for those who want to focus on alignment of your body and increase flexibility. Sunalini is a qualified, experienced and very good…