PENANG STORIES
PENANG STORIES

Penang in all its complexity is presented in bite-sized stories, guides and interviews, to be taken in and savoured slowly.


Penang Hill Corporation plans to refurbish and repurpose some of the old state-owned bungalows. What can visitors expect from the plan and how the plan fits in PHC’s bid to be listed as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve?
Rattan products are largely seen around Penang, especially in heritage shophouses, but are you interested in the process of making these ‘old style’ furniture or have you ever wondered who produce these? In Penang, rattan products are not mass produced, but individually handmade. Janice Kua talks to Mr. Sim Buck Teik, a “Living Heritage Treasure of Penang”.
The light begins to dim, and the temperature starts dropping back below 30 degrees, in many ways, 6pm and later is the perfect time to explore what Penang has to offer, and many evening activities are completely free of charge.
Penang's "10 Days 3 Festivals", a veritable relay race of festivals.
An ideal introduction to the history and culture of a laid-back part of Penang Island, on the other side of the ridge of hills that divides Penang from top to bottom.
An annual public and free street event celebrating art, heritage and culture, aiming to promote the development of both local and international art and putting the spotlight on the mainland Penang community of Butterworth.
Once a year, stretches of stalls pop-up in various areas in Penang selling delectable Malay fare for breaking fast during Muslim’s fasting month, Ramadan. By Su Aziz.
Traditional trades are being heavily promoted these days, but other than the trade, were you ever curious as to what goes on in the daily lives of these traders and wondered what their thoughts are? Janice Kua talks to Bala, one of the flower garland makers along the Street of Harmony.
An experience like never before and a worthy ‘gift’ to bring home with you. Do you love eating? And what about eating authentic Penang cuisines? Just out of curiosity, we spent a morning at the Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School and here, we’d like to share our experience. By Janice Kua.
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