August 24, 2014

Local Fruits at Chowrasta Market, George Town, Penang





Slicing of the Jackfruit or Nangka 




Amrah (spondias dulcis) commonly known by the local as "Ambala" fruit





Pineapples


Passion Fruits


Rose Apple (apple guava) or simply "Jambu" by the locals


Pitahaya (pitaya) and local call it Dragon Fruit


August 09, 2014

When the Sun Goes Down in George Town, Penang


Cross road of Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling with Eu Yan Sang Building in front

Back lane between Jalan Kampung Malabar and Lebuh Campbell

Church Street Pier at Weld Quay

August 02, 2014

29 Ceylon Lane, George Town, Penang – Your Home For The Night

* This is a reproduction of my article for 29 Ceylon Lane
BY CK Lam

Travellers tend to want to seek unforgettable experience, be it discovering a new place to stay or even dining. One such place with personality and charm is 29 Ceylon Lane.
Ceylon Lane (四十間 Sì-tsap-keng) is located midway between Hutton Lane and Argyll Road, in George Town, Penang, an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Invited guest gets to enjoy unique indulgent ‘home’ lodging at this private property. Spanning 3.7m by 18m, the fully air-conditioned two storey pre-war house offers the opportunity to step back in time with its decor.

 29 Ceylon Lane, George Town, Penang – Your Home For The Night by CK Lam

August 01, 2014

Tan Kongsi in George Town, Penang - a Hidden Treasure

The Tan Kongsi, in full Eng Chuan Tong Tan Kongsi is the oldest clan house in Penang. This ancestral temple was completed in 1878. It is located in the compound of Seh Tan Court (Halaman Seh Tan) at Beach Street.








July 30, 2014

Cafes Around George Town, Penang

Cafe is an "in-thing" in George Town, Penang nowadays serving cuppa, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Well, there is always the range of espresso, Americano, latte, mocha,cappuccinos, breve, affogato besides tea.

Dcova Cafe, Logan Hertiage, Lebuh Bishop

   Dcova Cafe, Logan Hertiage, Lebuh Bishop

  Dcova Cafe, Logan Hertiage, Lebuh Bishop

The Alley, Stewart Lane
Affogato - a scoop of
ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso

July 23, 2014

Back Lanes Around George Town, Penang

 Rustic and charming back lanes around George Town


July 22, 2014

Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang

Masjid Kapitan Keling at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street), George Town. Penang

January 18, 2014

Queensbay Mall, Penang Launching Lunar New Year Celebration 2014

 
* This is a reproduction of my article published in New Straits Times
BY CK Lam
Queensbay Mall held a pre-Lunar New Year celebration with a myriad of activities at its ground floor central atrium, recently.
The shopping mall, to usher in the Year of the Horse, has transformed its central atrium into a Chinese village, transporting shoppers back to the vibrancy of traditional village life.
Decoration in welcoming the year of the horse

December 17, 2013

Living Heritage Treasure of Penang - Rattan Weaver


Mobile Blogging by CK Lam

Seang Hin Leong situated in Beach Street in George Town Penang offers large variety of cane and rattan products.


Shoppers can find a selection of baskets, lampshades and stools in different colors and sizes, all hand-made by the Sim family.



Running for many generations, the business has been awarded  for their invaluable contribution to the cultural heritage of Penang.





Seang Hin Leong
393 Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street)
10300 Pulau Pinang



December 04, 2013

Ren i Tang in George Town, Penang

Mobile Blogging by CK Lam

Visitors to Penang will find find the newly restored Ren i Tang interesting. 
Located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, all in the building is the Tang (bistro), Yin Oi Tong Chinese Medical Hall Museum, Yin Oi Tong Chinese Medical Hall and also the Ren i Tang heritage inn for those who want to overnight.
Tang Bistro


Ren i Tang
82-A Lebuh Penang (Penang Street)
10200 George Town 
Penang