Category Archives: Pulau Pinang

6 ways to get high in Penang

Penang is a gorgeous tropical island, and now with the growing popularity of rooftop bars and other vertiginous attractions, you can go from appreciating the island’s sights up close at street level to taking it all in from above. Here’s how, in ascending order….

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Jawi Peranakan Mansion @ George Town Penang

Baba Nyonya or Peranakan Chinese I know. Their rich legacy is well documented – in their homes, their clothes, and their food. Jawi Peranakan I didn’t, which is why on a recent trip to Penang I decided to stay at the  Jawi Peranakan Mansion.

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Ayam What Ayam @ EZ x EO Gallery, Georgetown

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. And I did. Numerous times. Call it bad luck or pig-headed persistence, I somehow managed to miss Ernest Zacharevic curated art exhibition Ayam What Ayam repeatedly. 3 times to be precise. Originally meant to run from May 29 to July 27, an extension to 31 August was my last chance to catch the show.

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Campbell House @ Georgetown

11-room boutique hotel Campbell House is number one on Tripadvisor’s list of 150 B & Bs in Georgetown Penang. I had a sneak peak when I visited the city back in May.

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