Penang is rich in culture and tradition. One of most celebrated festival in Penang with over a million devotees descending into this tiny island of Penang state, Malaysia is the Tamil festival – Thaipusam. The word derives from the Tamil month of “Thai”, whereas “pusam” is the name of the star being observed at its highest point during the festival.
Have you ever use soy sauce in your cooking? and, ever wonder where it comes from or how it is made?
Entertained our guests from Germany on a private local tour in the historic old town of Penang.
An awesome time hosting our guests from UK – Colin and Julie – for 3 days during their stay in Penang.
We had a wonderful time hosting our guests on 14 December 2018 from Ballarat, Australia on a foodie night trail.
One of the most beautiful and peaceful Buddhist temple in Penang. Inside the vast temple ground is an oasis of carefully manicured gardens, water features and fish ponds with mythical statues, guilded gold stupas, an ancient well and Buddha images.
Dhammikarama is a Burmese temple and the oldest Buddhist temple in Penang. Built in 1803, the land was purchased by Nonya Betong for $390 spanish dollar from George Layton, and donated to the temple.
Chaiya Mangalaram is a Thai buddhist temple, built in 1845, on a land granted by the East India Company on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria to the Siamese community. The land was presented by the then Governor of the Straits Settlement, William John Butterworth, to four female Siamese trustees. Since then, the land has remained in trust to this present day.
The Hin Bus Depot site is located outside the UNESCO heritage zones, but that doesn’t make it any less important. The building was built in 1947 in an art deco-style as a centralised repair, maintenance and storage site for the Hin Bus Company.