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…

Urban artisan soft serve review

We at Penang local are in search of Penang’s best soft serve. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it… Tell us your favourite so we can go check it out. Today’s black sesame and green tea soft serve is from urban artisan at Nagore square. Price RM12.90.  The green tea had a really…

Penang’s latest attraction: Penang avatar secret garden

Penang local went to check out the hype surrounding Penang’s latest tourist attraction in Tanjung Bungah at the weekend.  Penang avatar secret garden is a landscaped light show. The trees and buildings around are lit up so you should go at night.  The attraction is free and it does get busy and there’s not much…

Shopping: Batik ,a tribute to Mother Nature

There are many many stories and debates on the origin of Batik. In Malaysia most will lay claim that it originated from our direct ancestors, the Indonesians. It is a tedious, disciplined process of making designs on fabric. The artist will use wax to “block” dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving blank areas in the…

Penang local gets a sneak peek into Delish Asia Penang street food tour. 

    Penang local recently experienced Delish Asia Penang Street food tour. Penang has consistently been voted to have the best and most diverse types of street food thanx to it’s historical position as an important shipping port for the spice trade. Spice traders introduced new culinary cuisines and spices to the island adding to…

Penang’s Famous Laksa is at Air Itam (Hitam), whether you like it or not.

Oh… you’ll be in hot soup if you already have set expectations of this local eatery. Clear your mind of any conventional street food experience. Here is Penang’s famous Laksa, even those who prefer their own recipes will have to admit that Air Itam (also spelled “Air Hitam” ) is THE place for the best introduction. No one…