Arriving at a place like Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, there's a certain level of expectation, more so with Indigo, its restaurant inspired by the great Cheong Fatt Tze himself. The interior of Indigo was conceptualised as a marriage between East and West, classic and contemporary, to complement and enhance the cuisine which it serves. The executive chef, a Le Cordon Blue trained Penang-boy, serves dishes made with French and Japanese techniques and of course a touch of local influence thrown in for a twist. Delicacies such as seared Hokkaido scallops shine on a bed of capellini with konbu and edamame purée and the best-selling Salted Egg Grouper and torched octopus and squid ink risotto are dishes that come highly recommended.
Address: 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Almuarif Press is the largest publisher of Islamic books in Malaysia with a backlist of 500 - 600 titles including numerous national best-sellers. The company currently has two printing presses in Penang and Bangkok to cope with thriving market demand. The Koran remains a best-selling text and the Press publishes a variety of different editions and retails a variety of book stands.
Address: Percetakan Almuarif 16, Lebuh Buckingham, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Islamic Council Building is a double storey Neoclassical- style building along Beach Street in George Town. It was part of the government offices during British Administration. The building is constructed in 1907.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Island Gallery is situated on Jalan Phuah Hin Leong and managed by homegrown artist Cheong Mei Fong. Local art exhibitions are held here regularly and if you're into perfecting your artistic skills, Madam Cheong offers classes in jewellery and sculpture making as well as painting.
Address: 6 Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA