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.


Traditional traders of Penang are much talked about but have you ever wondered how they live and what goes on in their daily lives? Janice Kua talks to Mr. Haja Mohideen of Kedai Songkok OSM Mohd Shariff in George Town.
The Paper Oblation Craftsman of Penang are much talked about but have you ever wondered what their produce are used for and how these unique ‘artwork’ are made? Janice Kua talks to Ah Ban, one of the paper oblation craftsman in Penang.
Penang’s “gold bazaar” is mainly made up from Chinese goldsmiths along Campbell Street, together with Indian and Arab jewellery shops along the Street of Harmony in George Town. Of these, many have been operating for decades and are still going strong today. Janice Kua talks to Mr. Yuva of VKN Jewellers, eager to learn of their daily operations and how gold is made in Penang.
Here’s a guide on good spots to chill, exhale, have a drink, people watch or simply be with friends for an evening out while enjoying the different facets of Penang. By Su Aziz
Here are a handful of indoor and outdoor activities from sedate bookish events to robust blood-pumping actions that you can be a part of while in Penang.
Here are a handful of dishes that capture Penang for what it is – a multicultural society and history with a large dose of colonialism.
Every meal of the day is an important one when in Penang and this attitude has fuelled the popularity of its street food for decades.
There are enough excuses to be in Penang but November and December offer a few more to add to that list that’ll make it a must-visit destination.
Penang is well-known for its tapestry of vibrant cultures, authentic cuisines and great attractions. Here’s how you can immerse yourself into the rich culture and lifestyle of the people in this northern region. By Janice Kua
This Muslim new year is celebrated with introspection, new resolutions and self-improvement amid a festive mood.
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