Saturday, May 31, 2008


This is my favourite local Nutmeg juice!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Atap roofing

Still wonder what's atap roof?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is it Raining?

Well you wonder when I was taking this picture is it raining heavily?

Painted Tiles

Painted tiles are hard to get these days!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Coconut Sorbet

Delicious Coconut Sorbet!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Antique Chair

An impressive Mother-of-Pearl inlay antique chair with Marble. Guess it's made in the 19th century. These kinds of chairs are still own by a lot of Penangites and place it in their house. Normally they will not sell but will pass it on from generation t o generation; unless if one of the generation are broke then they might sell off to potential buyers.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Old Mansion?

This beautiful mansion has turned into a comercial building, it's compound is a carpark and its backyard has turned into a giant tall building (coloured purple). It's an eye sore in Penang!
Although new development is needed but has it got to be that bad?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Relaxing ambience

Found this romantic and relaxing place down town, see those atap roof,kinda cool and we seldom see these in town anymore. Here they serve Malay and Western cuisine. Open at lunch and dinner. Located along Jalan Burma, it's called JempuTree Restaurant. There's a tree house too where you can eat and relax. :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Unisex Salon

Well you hardly find this kind of unisex salon anymore, most are replaced by modern hair salon in the complex or shops around the neighbourhood. This kind of Salons used t o be very popular in the old days as many people travel to town to done up their hair.


For your own interpretration ......

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The door

Look at these door knobs, it has the "Feng Shui map"
or Bagua elements on it in which has eight corners.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Protecting Little Lily

Found these in front of a restaurant. The owner is trying too hard to protect the water lily. It reminds me of parents trying hard to protect their children from being harm and also independence. Later they tend to become like "bubble babies".

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Wesak Day!

Went for the prayers at the Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA) along Burma Road, during the evening so it is not too hot! Tomorrow night there will be a parade! All buddhist gather to pray and get their blessings on Wesak day. Buddhists claim that buddha will help relieve their bad karma, after bathing the little buddha with holy water.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

From my Balcony

Just back from Taiping town.... another old town in Perak, Malaysia.
As this blog is about Penang DP, I post this view of the "KOMTAR",
in short for Komplex Tunku Abdul Rahman from my balcony,
which is taken during 9pm in the night.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Peeping through the door use to be a norm for the ladies inside the house when there's a visitor visiting the house. As women were not allowed to explose themsleves.
The Pinang Peranakan Museum is located at 29 church Street.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Church of Assumption

It's a sunny day! This church has been here for a real long time now.
The Cathedral was first founded in 1786, originally, it was named Church of the Assumption as the Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption. The present building, erected by Father Manisol, was opened in 1861. In 1955 the church became known as the Cathedral of the Assumption. English services are held at 11am and 6.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays only. At other times, the church is closed off to visitors.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Love Lane?

Do people use to come here during Valentine? I wonder....
Actually, it's just a small lane beside a high school.
By the way, P.Pinang stands for Pulau Pinang, which translate as "Pinang Island", it was named that way because long time ago, this island was flooded with Pinang Trees.... which is the tall tree behind in the photo that looks like a coconut tree. So that's how Penang got its name!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Short trip to Museum & Gallery Tuanku Fauziah (USM)

Some students doing some interesting drawings......
Love this piece of work, "STARE" printed by the artist - Bayu Utomo Radjikin in 2005.
Stare is a powerful tool that can show Love and Hate as well.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mon amie - une tortue!

My lovely tortise, Rong Rong.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Penang World Belly Dance Day!

The Harmony Hafla Charity Dinner at Berjaya Hotel, Penang.
Badia, the Belly Dancer
Other Belly Dancers......

Do you like those costumes? or the pose?

Friday, May 9, 2008


A glimpse of the past...

Local Apong - Pancakes!

I happened to crave for some snacks while on my way home from work, so I drop by Uncle Ah Guan's Pancakes. As you can see it is still piping hot when he pass it to me through my car's window! Of course, I am not eating it while driving! Hah!
One thing good about Penang is whenever you feel hungry, there's just food around the corner, anytime, any day!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


What's there to see or hide?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Car Number Plates...

It is bizarre to know that Penangites tend to go crazy over car number plates! They always look for lucky numbers like no.1,2,5,6,8,9... etc. All the numbers has to do with the culture, in this part of Malaysia, where mostly are of Chinese origin, they tend to love numbers. Accordingly, it brings them luck! All these lucky number plates aren't cheap as well, they cost the owner at least RM500-3000 or more if you were to book a particular number plate. As you can see most of the vehicles here are luxury cars, some family actually have 10 cars with the same number! Incredible huh!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Precious Tiles?

Some people say it is precious some just neglect it?

Monday, May 5, 2008

Penang World Music Festival 2008

Kiddo on a plastic drawer chair??
Music Festival starts around 7.30pm. People sitting, standing, dancing, etc....

Ice-Cream seller walking around promoting!
The finale of the World Music Festival inPenang!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Five Lanterns

This unique Five Lanterns are placed at the front of a Chinese Temple. It is unique because the older generation in Penang used to named it "Goh Pa Teng" which signifies the location and the street. It is located near Armenian Street in Penang, in front of "Poh Hock Siah" in Hokkien dialect; Chinese temple.
Well, history notes that the early chinese settlements in Penang used to form societies /clans / gangs. This is one of the Landmark whereby they speak of and gather at the temple to discuss social issues and problems. Like say, you watch the Chinese mafia movie whereby they gather and talk and negociate......... so this is the place!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Texture of the Old Days

Although it's rustic and does look a bit discomfort but I find it a beauty. It is full of memories and reminds me of the olden days when things are more simple and pure.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Mercedes logo on the wall?

Love these iconic Mercedes logo! Well, it impressed me that they are on the walls serve as a design, and also as a window. Found these in an alleyway, between two buildings. Well hidden!