Penang Botanical Gardens | Waterfalls, Monkeys and Canon Ball Trees
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:00
Canon balls treeServing as the backyard to many Penangites, the Penang Botanic Gardens is favored as one thinks of an outdoor recreational venue to sweat. Even before the first ray breaks the day, city folks are flocking around this sanctuary, gearing up for hike. Trekking trails aplenty are branching out from the Botanic Gardens. As morning light sneaks through the forest's canopy, these hikers return, drenching in sweat and wearing smiles on their faces. Serves as green lung to metropolitans, indulgence in al…
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Penang Straits Quay Cafe | Delicious - Sinful Desserts
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:00
Desserts go fast! and keep going...Thinking of pampering yourself on a weekend, sitting by the seaside while savoring the creamy cheesecake and sipping a cuppa of aromatic coffee? If this is what you imagine, then consider treating your goodself at delicious!Taking the finest spot at the latest beach front mall - The Straits Quay in Penang, Delicious greets you with a simple yet inviting facade. Stands few meters away from Straits of Malacca, it is also overlooking the boat marina, be the last restaurant towards north. Adopting b…
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Penang One Stop Home Improvement/Renovation Shops @ Juru
Written by Shirley T   
Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00
Modular wash basin and cabinet @ Sin Jin DaCalled me outdated about home improvement but perhaps not anymore. Last weekend, we spent the whole afternoon in Juru. To be more precise, window shopping at Pusat Perniagaan Juru Jaya. With the arrival of our new tenant, I guess it is time to revise the latest requirement especially a child friendly home. Recommended by our friend's brother for bathroom solution, we initially thought of sourcing for some hardware materials from Sin Jin Da - the giant operator in this commercial block. Sin Ji…
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Taiwan Northern Coast | Famous Queens Head @ Yehliu Park
Written by Shirley T   
Sunday, 07 August 2011 00:00
The arts of water and windHidden behind a prosperous fishing village, the cape of Yehliu (野柳) is home to fascinating rock formations, extraordinary terrain and rich ecological resources. Lies between Jinshan and Wanli in northern coast of Taiwan, Yehliu Geopark stretches about 1700 meter into the ocean, holding abreast a land between 50-200 meters. Regardless you are a geologist or a lay person, Yehliu Geopark is a must-see wild nature in northern Taiwan!Study explains that the rise of Yehliu promontory is resulted from …
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Penang Balik Pulau Durian @ Anjung Indah - Last Call
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 00:00
Durian - The king of all fruits!Durian or fondly known as the king of all fruits in South East Asia, is a seasonal fruit. And if you are a durian lover, grab them now while it still lasts.Local folks say that Balik Pulau has the most varieties in term of durian's taste and texture. For Penangites who love to savor this lovely fruit and enjoy the scenic south-west of the isle at the same time, check it out at Anjung Indah. It is an oasis for public recreation, sits by Jalan Tun Sardon along the road heading to Balik Pulau towns…
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Shopping for Wooden Toys in Malaysia
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 00:00
Wooden Abacus - The classical charm!When I lived in The States, I took it for granted that the wooden toys would forever be on the shelves. I could then grab as and when the need arises. Until the moment I started searching for wooden toys, I found they are truly the rare breed in Malaysia!Aside from eat and sleep, play is an important part in early childhood. Play promotes learning. And toys work to complement the play as well as the learning process. As the tools to enhance children development, educational toys will allow them …
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Taiwan Yehliu GeoPark | Ginger, Honeycomb, Candlestick Rock Gardens
Written by Shirley T   
Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:00
911Claimed as Taiwan's natural heritage, Yehliu Geopark is a little gem that sits 15 km from Keelung harbor in northern Formosa. Featuring a dynamic limestone rock evolution, Yehliu is a scenic natural area that simply take your breath away!As detailed in our Yehliu Geopark Adventure - Part 1, the blend of weathering, earth movement and sea erosion had resulted a majestic landscape of Yehliu, creating the rocks of unique shapes and amazing formations namely honeycomb, candlestick, ginger, pot hole …
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Taste of Malaysian | Penang Original Kayu Nasi Kandar
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00
Breakfast for Two!Known as staple food to some Penang islanders, Nasi Kandar is truly a legacy of Penang cuisine! Made popular by the Indian Muslim community, the dishes of Nasi Kandar features the taste of richness in Asian spices, herbs and aromatic curries.Centuries ago, Nasi Kandar was offered by street vendors that walked with a pole and two dangling baskets on one's shoulder thus gives the name 'Kandar'. Traditionally, Nasi Kandar is a serving of meat (chicken, beef, mutton, fish) curries and vegetables ato…
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Penang Hard Rock Hotel | Enchanting and Irresistable Pool
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00
Wind from the Straits of MalaccaBig guitar and big name resort, the Hard Rock Hotel had expanded its wing in Asia. This time gets even closer to Equator. Located at the northern coastal town of Batu Ferringhi, Hard Rock Hotel is one of the latest hotels on Penang island aside from Eastin Hotel that sits on the opposite end of the island. Serving the tropical fans, Hard Rock Hotel in Penang is the #3 in South East Asia, after Bali and Pattaya. And what is the similarity of them all? Touristy beaches, beaches and beaches!Featuri…
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