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

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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

November 13, 2013

Straits Heritage Boutique Hotel in George Town, Penang

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This beautiful boutique hotel in the heritage enclave of Armenian Street offers Peranakan style accommodation.



STRAITS HERITAGE
92 Armenian Street
George Town
10200 Penang
Malaysia



February 28, 2013

Penang Medical Tourism

* This is a reproduction of my article published in Penang State Tourism Official Website
BY CK Lam
Travelling abroad for seek medical treatment which is term as “medical tourism” is becoming more common nowadays. At the forefront of medical tourism in Malaysia is the state of Penang, where both the central and the state government is actively promoting this industry.

Penang has been listed by several websites as a highly recommended place to seek medical treatment not only because of its competitive price but also for its well educated community. The hospitals are staffed by highly trained doctors and nurses as well as having excellent and modern facilities. Majority of the doctors are educated, trained, and board certified in US, Europe and Australia. For the families accompanying the patients, Penang has much to offer in term of temporary lodging, shopping and getting around.

The healthcare system in Penang is widely perceived to be good when it was first established by the colonial authorities. In the state alone there are six public hospitals and eleven private hospitals and three nursing school serving a population of just over two million people.

Most of the private hospitals and medical centres in Penang have achieved certification for internationally recognized quality standard and accreditation by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). In addition, all private medical centres are approved and licensed and strictly monitored by the Ministry of Health. Most hospitals are fully equipped to deal with the full range of medical conditions ranging from life-threatening illness and injury to chronic medical disorders and maintaining personal fitness.

Island Hospital
Island Hospital

February 01, 2013

Clan Jetties at Weld Quay, Penang


* This is a reproduction of my article published in Penang State Tourism Official Website

BY CK Lam

Having been a home on stilts on the shores for the Chew Clan community more than a century and is still now, the Chew Jetty has withstood the test of time and a strong testament of living heritage for Penang and the world to mesmerize.





December 21, 2012

Baba Nonya and Chinese antique furniture and collectibles In Seven Terraces, Penang

BY CK Lam

Located at the heart of the UNESCO heritage zone in George Town Penang is Seven Terraces. This beautifully refurbished boutique hotel on Stewart Lane by renowned hotelier Christopher Ong and Karl Steinberg of Muntri Mews, Clove Hall and the UNESCO award winning hotel Galle Fort in Sri Lanka houses many Baba Nyonya and Chinese antique furniture and collectibles.

Some are beautiful and ornately designed…

Baba Nonya and Chinese antique furniture and collectibles In Seven Terraces, Penang by CK Lam
Lovely wood carving with hues of bright colours displayed at The Kebaya restaurant


November 02, 2012

Heritage buildings around Beach Street, George Town

 BY CK Lam

Penang, George Town has plenty of charming heritage buildings, with some dated back to the 19th and early 20th century. One particular street that is lined with many such buildings is Beach Street / Lebuh Pantai and its surroundings.
This part of the downtown area which is the financial district of George Town is jammed-pack during business hours.
 Heritage buildings around Beach Street, George Town at www.penang365.com


October 16, 2012

Penang Street Art – Hand Painted Wall Murals

 BY CK Lam

This post is on sharing pictures of beautiful wall paintings in George Town, Penang.

Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned to paint a series of street art in a project called “Mirrors of George Town” in conjunction with Penang’s Georgetown Festival. The project consists of 6 to 12 eye-catching wall paintings strategically placed within the core heritage zone of George Town.  Here is a look at some of the wall murals:

I managed to take this awesome photo of Ernest at work on the “Reaching Up” wall mural on Cannon Street.

Penang Street Art  Hand Painted Wall Murals by CK Lam @penang365.com
Penang Street Art  Hand Painted Wall Murals by CK Lam @penang365.com

October 11, 2012

Steel Sculptures around George Town, Penang

BY CK Lam

To mark the city’s Unesco World Heritage Site, a series of of steel sculptures have been installed around inner George Town. Visitors can look forward to the sculptures at Chowrasta Market, Acheen Street, Prangin Road Ghaut, Carnarvon Street, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Muntri Street, Weld Quay and Malay Street.

Steel Sculptures around George Town, Penang by CK Lam @penang365.com