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.


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?
What are the hidden relics from a wartime era of the old Malaya? Reputed to be the largest war museum in South East Asia, the Penang War Museum is said to share experiences and feels of its function back in the days.
How Penang's Chowrasta Market has changed tremendously. Between its wet market and bounty of food stores, Chowrasta Market is heaven for book lovers.
The Straits-born Chinese, also known as the Peranakans, are committed to perfection, not only in their food but also in their ensemble, from head – to toe, literally. Kasut manik (beaded shoe) is highly valued as it is an integral part of the Peranakan's culture and it is handsewn into delicate designs. For a female Peranakan, also known as a Nyonya, a kebaya is incomplete without a pair of kasut manik.
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 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?
Teochew Puppetry and Opera and where it stands today.
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.
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