Saturday, January 28, 2012

Penang Food Tour

Finally I found time to write down my ideas about a food tour in Penang. In my cooking classes I got several requests if such a tour is possible, heck even exists. Until now, there wasn't a Penang Food Tour.
The food tour we are going to do is a mix of exploring the Penang Food and the Penang Heritage. Why combining them? Simple, you can't really distinguish one from the other. Food and heritage are so closely related that a mix of the two with an emphasize on food is logical. Thus, here I present the Penang Food Tour!
Penang Food Tour

Monday, July 5, 2010

George Town can do this!

George Town can do this!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cheong Fatt Sze

Cheong Fatt Sze or Cheong Fatt Tze was a remarkable story of rags to riches. From a humble teenager who had nothing other than the clothes on his back, he sailed from China to Nanyang (South East Asia) to seek his fortune. He succeeded, rising to become one of the most influential men in the East and West.

His most visible legacy in Penang was probably the Blue Mansion.

Read his story here.

Cheong Fatt Sze

Nyonya kuih

When visitors come to Penang, food always becomes the main topic for conversation.

One of those little gems are Nyonya kuihs, which are very similar to Kuih Melayu but in terms of colors and ingredients used.

These cakes are quite challenging to make, as new cooks can testify.

I am happy to announce that I am organizing another Nyonya cooking class but instead of kuih, we are going to make otak-otak and two types of laksa instead. All ingredients will be prepared from scratch. Get ready to get smelly and dirty hands, and having a full belly afterwards ;-)

Please book early to reserve your spot.

Nyonya kuih
Nyonya cooking class

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Volunteer Workshop at Penang Heritage Trust

Today, members of PHT had the honor of having Jenny Lo, who is a member of National Trust in Britain to enlighten us about the scope of being volunteers for charity causes.

One of the things that struck my mind was how heritage houses are categorized in the UK. Not all of them fall under Old Heritage, rather a vernacular sample of architecture for certain time period can also be listed as a heritage building.

Some examples of such buildings are the house where John Lennon grew up in Liverpool and also a modernist house built by Goldfinger, a famous architect. He also lived there until his demise. Both were fine specimens of houses built at their times.

(Picture above shows the house where Beatrix Potter used to live).

Next week, another intensive workshop will be held at the PHT's office. Please register early in order to get involved in this workshop.

Penang Heritage Trust

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sentuhan has a new web presence

As part of my business activities, I design and maintain web sites for individuals and organizations to promote their products or services. I have been tinkering with the package by Sitesell Inc. for the four years now.

My latest project is for Sentuhan. It is a shop at no. 90, Armenian Street, in the Heritage Enclave of George Town. Single mothers and challenged women put their efforts together to run it.

It is a good learning experience building their web site for me because this time, I learn to code using css.

Before, I was only using html and ready-made css coding by Sitesell.

Please have a look. Comments are most welcome. Thank you.

Sentuhan Website

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Little Penang is now an official society

It is not too late to wish you guys a lot of happiness and prosperity for the New Year 2010! Happy New Year!

As you probably know, Little Penang Street Market has been in existence since 2006. Over three years later, this monthly event is going from strength to strength.

Many vendors, performers and also artists display their wares, services and talent here. It has become one of the highlights of things to do in Penang, every last Sunday of the month.

Yesterday, for the first time, people who are involved in this market got together to make it an official organization. Before, it is under the management of Penang Arts Council. Being a society meaning, it is now a registered organization. Little Penang Society will have its own bank account, its members, and a board of committee.

Attendees unanimously voted Khoo Salma as the President, as she was one of the first ten people who came up with the ideas of this street market. Eight other members were elected to make up the rest of the board.

As a registered society, Little Penang can move forward efficiently with a goal to make is as a one stop event to showcase Penang Heritage and also culture and arts to the max!

Little Penang Street Market