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FOOD & LIFESTYLE
PENANG STORIES

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


Sometime between April and September each year, the king of fruits reigns as Balik Pulau durians conquer the taste buds.
Penang is perfect for romantic getaways, be it for honeymoons, proposals, birthdays, Valentine’s Day or anniversaries. From high-altitude city breaks to alluring beachside holidays, we summarise the many romantic spots in Penang you can treat your sweetheart — and each one is romantic in its own way.
Read on to discover Penang’s hip cafes and cocktail joints.
Exquisite wedding locations in Penang, from seaside once-in-a-lifetime and pristine heritage bungalows to tropical rainforest and a previously derelict theatre, we speak to the people who made dream weddings possible.
The late Anthony Bourdain may have fallen in love with nasi kandar but did you know that there are other equally delicious rice dishes apart from nasi kandar?
A common favourite amongst Penangites be it for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner or supper, here's a round-the-clock list for Penang nasi kandar.
Penang's "10 Days 3 Festivals", a veritable relay race of festivals.
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.
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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