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Heritage @ George Town

The whole Penang

The whole Penang

Sholto Byrnes With its colonial grandeur, cultural vibrancy and luxury beach resorts, Sholto Byrnes finds his Shangri-la in the Pearl of the Orient… In 1786 Captain Sir Francis Light landed on the northeastern coast of Penang and took possession of the island on behalf of the East India Company. He had promised military protection to […]

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Food @ George Town

A food court at every junction

A food court at every junction

By Looi Sue-Chern GEORGE TOWN: By the time you pick up this newspaper, chances are you would have already commented about food. There is a “foodie” inside every Malaysian, even those who do not blog or write about food. We all just love to eat, sometimes even too much for our own good. For Malaysians, […]

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Penang Street Food :: Assam Laksa @ Joo Hooi Cafe

Penang Street Food :: Assam Laksa @ Joo Hooi Cafe

Joo Hooi Cafe Address: 475 Penang Road Business Hour: 12 PM – 5.30AM Closed: Wednesday GPS Coordinates: 5.4171524N, 100.3306808E

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Penang Street Food :: Assam Laksa @ Lok Pin Cafe

Penang Street Food :: Assam Laksa @ Lok Pin Cafe

Lok Pin Cafe Address: 72-B, Anson Road, Penang. Business Hour: 9 am – 6.00 pm Closed: Alternate Mondays GPS Coordinates: N5.4162164, E100.3208084

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Penang Street Food :: Asam Laksa @ Keck Seng Cafe

Penang Street Food :: Asam Laksa @ Keck Seng Cafe

Keck Seng Coffee Shop Foodie blogger, Lingzie wrote, “Kek Seng Kopitiam’s Asam Laksa is chock-full of fish and served with lots of he ko (Hokkien for prawn paste).” Address 382 & 384, Penang Road Business Hour: 10.00AM – 4.00PM Closed: N/A GPS Coordinates: 5°24’59.40″N 100°19’46.50″E  

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Penang Street Food: Assam Laksa

Penang Street Food: Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa was originally a local Malay delicacy, which later modified by the Chinese ethnic. It is basically a sour and hot soup noodle. The soup base is a fish broth with the addition of the fresh from Assam fruits, spices, groud chili, ginger and onions. The noodles used in Laksa are spaghetti-like rice noodles. […]

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Penang Heritage Tip :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

Penang Heritage Tip :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

This tiny but beautiful temple is dedicated to the Chinese god of prosperity. It was formerly the base of the Tua Pek Kong secret society run by the Straits Chinese. The Yap clan association is house in a Straits Eclectic building from 1924 on land donated by Yap Chor Ee, founder of the Ban Hin […]

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Penang Heritage Tip :: Penang Islamic Museum

Penang Heritage Tip :: Penang Islamic Museum

Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 6.00 PM daily except Tuesday. Entrance fees: RM3 for adults and RM1.20 for children below 12 years old. Address : Rumah Besar Syed Al-Attas, No.128, Lebuh Armenian, Pulau Pinang. Located in the Syed Al-Attas Mansion, Penang Islamic Museum hosts some of the rare Islamic information and relics. This Museum will […]

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Penang Heritage Tip :: Cheah Kongsi Clan Temple

Penang Heritage Tip :: Cheah Kongsi Clan Temple

Address: Armenian Street, Penang Admission: Free The Cheah Kongsi clan association was founded in 1820 by Cheah Em, an immigrant who originally hailed from Sek Tong village in South China. Upon his death, his widow Ong Sin Neoh took charge of the association and created the legal mechanisms and trust funds to ensure that the […]

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Penang Heritage Tip :: St. Xavier's Institution

Penang Heritage Tip :: St. Xavier’s Institution

St Xavier’s Institution is a boys’ school (up to Form 5) in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, named after Saint Francis Xavier, the pioneering Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order). Founded by La Salle Brothera in 1852 with 80 pupils. The original building was destroyed in World War 2 when the […]

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