Penang Journals

The Colours of Asia

A travel journal to Penang by janeyee

Botanical Gardens Photo, Penang, Malaysia More Photos
Quote: The island comes alive when people of different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, languages, and dialects live in perfect harmony.

Nippon Yatai Mura

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Nippon Yatai Mura Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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Great environment with interior designed very Japanese way. I like the way it is partitioned. Nice food! I personally like the Ramen and sashimi here. The unagi is yummy too.

Slightly expensive but the food is worthwhile to pay for. Service is extremely fast! Food served in less than 10 minutes. Open from 12.00pm for lunch and 6.00 pm for dinner.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2004

Nippon Yatai Mura
403-A, Ground floor, Jalan Burmah
Penang, Malaysia
(604) 226-6018

Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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The Chinese name of this restaurant is 玉宫,玉 meaning Jade and 宫 meaning Palace. This is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants in Penang. It often caters for Chinese wedding luncheon or dinner. They have a good variety of Chinese cuisine to choose from. One of my favourites is Peking duck. A plus is the friendly and helpful staff. Dishes are served pretty fast. My recommendation : (Main Dish) 1) Steam Cord Fish with soya sauce 2) Fried prawn with banana (Need to check if available) 3) Dong Po Meat (Pork) with Mantou (Chinese bread) 4) Peking Duck (Only preparable if there's enough people) 5) Sea Cucumber with Black Mushrooms (Dessert):...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 21, 2004

Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant
3F Choo Plaza
Penang, Malaysia
(604) 227-5758

Botanical Gardens

Attraction | "Take a stroll at Botanical Garden"

Botanical Gardens Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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This is a place for all ages to enjoy the greens of Penang, a place to relax and get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Do not be surprised to see groups of the elderly practising Taichi led by a leader with a radio playing the Taichi music. Dance groups also have their sessions in different parts of the garden.

There's a miniature Penang Bridge in the garden. Kids find it amusing to play at the stream because there are no longer such places in the city. If you love flora, it's a MUST visit. You get all the tropical trees and flowers here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2004

Botanical Gardens
Jalan Kebun Bunga
Penang, Malaysia 10350
+60 4 227 0428

Pulau Tikus Wet Market

Attraction | "The morning at Pulau Tikus Wet Market"

Pulau Tikus Wet Market Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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Wet market is the must see in Penang. My grandmother and my mother shop in this market so I am pretty familiar with this place. It is filled with energy every morning and night. In the morning stalls selling all you need to run a household can be found in this market. Goods include fresh vegetable and fruits (both local and imported), seafood, meat, sundry, etc.

At night, it is an entirely different story. The market turns into a food paradise with the place lit up and hawkers selling all kinds of Penang famous hawker food. Tau kua chen (fried bean curd) is finger-licking good!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2004

Pulau Tikus Wet Market
Pulau Tikus Wet Market
Penang, Malaysia

Wat Chayamangkalaram

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Wat Chayamangkalaram Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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Malaysia is truly Asia. This is no lie. In Penang, you can see a Thai temple. Many people visit Wat Chayamangkalaram to pray and to see the reclining Buddha, believed to be the third largest in the world. It is 33 meters in length. Behind the statue, there are urns that contain ashes of devotees. Your hair might stand walking in the aisle. It's a little eerie. The floor is laid with tiles of lotus patterns. Lotus is a symbol in Buddhism. The walls of this temple are impressive. There are a few thousand Buddha in the temple, not only the main ones, but also smaller ones, which fill the walls of the temple. Some tips : Shoes have to be taken off for entering the temple. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 1, 2004

Wat Chayamangkalaram
Lorong Burmah
Penang, Malaysia 10250
+60 4 261 6663 (Pena

Dharmikara Temple

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Attraction | "The oldest Buddhist Temple - Dhammikarama"

Dharmikara Temple Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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Located just at the direct opposite of Wat Chayamangkalaram, Dhammikarama temple gives me a very different feeling. I like the serenity of the place. I think it comes from the design, where wood is used instead being very colourful. The kind of atmosphere I would look for in a temple. Dhammikarama temple is 200 years old, it is the first Burmese temple built in Penang. Being the oldest Buddhist temple in Penang, it looks very new. It's been recently facelifted, costing nearly half a million Ringgit Malaysia. In the main shrine, there's a huge standing Buddha statue. Behind the huge Buddha statue, there are other smaller buddha statues. Take a stroll along the garden, you'll come t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 2, 2004

Dharmikara Temple
Lorong Burmah
Penang, Malaysia 10350
+60 4 261 6663 (Pena

Wat Chayamangkalaram

Attraction | "Wat Chayamangkalaram More Photos"

Wat Chayamangkalaram Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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More pictures from Way Chayamangkalaram. . .

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 2, 2004

Wat Chayamangkalaram
Lorong Burmah
Penang, Malaysia 10250
+60 4 261 6663 (Pena

Map of Penang National Park Photo, Penang, Malaysia
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Pantai Kerachut is located at the northwest of Penang Island, unspoiled and not known to that many people; therefore, it is a great place for a serene day out at a beach. Pantai means "beach" in Malay language, by the way. It is one of six beaches in Penang National Park. Kissing my bed goodbye at 6am on a lovely Saturday morning, after a tiring week of work, was no kidding. What was worse was that I went to bed at nearly 3am the night before (the night?? I think it's more suitable to be called the morning!!), after a crazy night shopping at Batu Feringghi with Erny and Wanchee. My alarm on my mobile woke me up anyway. After picking up EngLee and Wanchee, we went straight to the Casuari...Read More