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…

Street Markets : Stubbornly, Jalan Kuala Kangsar , in photos

Jalan Kuala Kangsar is part of the 4 crossroads surrounding the infamous, newly renovated Chowrasta Market , read in depth about the transition from yester-years and present here, by Penang Monthly magazine. There has been an underlying growl on change in this part of town. Street markets play a big role in our heritage, it…

Restaurant Review: At Chok Dee Thai 

This here, is where we go , at least once a month, when we’re all in town. There are  usually 6 of us, sometimes 8 , if we can manage to sync our calendars. At Chok Dee Thai Restaurant  , its a family affair (friends who have become family). A handful of round tables scatter the dining room,…

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…