Since I came back to Penang after living overseas for almost 25 years, I have started a new pilot project to see if it will take off and to decide if this is something I would enjoy doing. And, most importantly is to earn a living.
Protestant cemetery or Northam Road cemetery is a disused christian cemetery after its last person was buried there in 1892. It is a significant historical and heritage site protected by UNESCO and maintained by the Penang Heritage Trust.
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“Chneah Hoay” is a local Chinese tradition dating back to 1844 on the 14th day of Chinese New Year. This annual ceremonial tradition was recently held on 18th February 2019, year of the pig of the twelfth Chinese zodiac sign.
If you’re wondering what else you could do in Penang after indulging yourself with the food and walking the streets of George Town discovering street arts, exploring the Unesco cultural and heritage sites with wonderful architectures from eighteenth to nineteenth century maritime seafaring era…,
I have heard about this place a couple of years back. But, it never occur to me as a place that I would be interested to visit or take my guests, especially when visitors are making a comparison to the “tree of life” in the movie, Avatar. The first thing that came into my mind is “artificial and tacky”. I was wrong.
Our lovely guests, husband and wife team from Taipei, Taiwan enjoying a great time with their host, Victor Khoo. They started their day with Victor picking them up at 8:45 am from their hotel – Muntri Mew – in George Town. From there, they made their way to his local wet market in Tanjung Bungah, which took 25 minutes to drive. Along the way, Victor explained his plan for the day and discussed the differences between each dishes to cook.
Since the first Penang bridge was opened in 1985, the only way to cross the straits channel separating Penang island and mainland Malaysia is to take the ferry, operational since early 1920s. But, the cross-straits services began much earlier since 1894 by two Chinese brothers using boats to transport people and goods, making it the oldest ferry service in Malaysia.