Opening weekend highlights of George Town festival 2018 in Penang

The 9th edition of George Town festival opened with a bang with a stellar opening performance ‘Kelantan: A living heritage ‘ at Dewan Sri Pinang Pinang. We managed to catch the powerful dance performance ‘Between tiny cities’ by Nick Power at Loft 29. The SeaShorts successfully concluded at Hin Bus Depot on Sunday night which…

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 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…

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…

Suara Asean marks the start of George town festival 2017 

Penang Local has been busy reviewing events from the opening weekend of George town festival.  The sensational Suara asean last night marked the start of the annual month long George town festival.  It’s a show that gives tribute to South East Asian voices and celebrates our traditions and culture.  The line up includes: The Penang…