Month: June 2013

Penang Isle: Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah is a mid-way rest place (along Jalan Tun Sardon) in the midst of the hills of Balik Pulau and also provides a scenic view of the western part of Penang. The Penang Durian Festival is usually held at this location.

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Anjung Indah

Anjung Indah

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King of Fruits

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It is that time of the year again when the Durian tree bears its fruits. Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”, the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk

Passing by Kapitan Keling Mosque

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The Kapitan Keling Mosque is built in the 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Street Art ( A Chingay Procession)

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A steel rod sculpture showing caricature of a Chingay Procession, a traditional local Chinese street art performance held annually here. This sculpture can be found at Prangin Road Ghaut.

From the Chingay website;
Chingay originated from China, and the Penang Chinese first performed Chingay in 1919 during deity processions. It is a street art where the performer balances a giant flag that ranges from 25 ft to 32 ft in height and about 60 pounds in weight.

Over the years, the local Chinese has been improvising the Chingay performance. From a basic giant flag balancing by a solo performer, Chingay has developed to a team performance that consists of more than 15 persons in a troupe. Today, Chingay is not only performed by the Chinese, but the art has successfully attracted the Malays and Indians. It has become a very unique multiracial performance.

Penang Food: Maggi Goreng

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Maggi Goreng (or translated as “fried Maggi noodles”) is a common style of cooking instant noodles of the Maggi product brand which is common in Malaysia. This dish can be generally found at Maalay or Indian Muslim (or Mamak) food stalls in Malaysia. Maggi Goreng is prepared by stir-frying the noodles with vegetables and eggs.

Other Food in Penang: Nasi Kerabu

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Nasi Kerabu (or Kerabu Rice) is a type of Malay rice dish originated from the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. The blue-coloured rice (the color being a result of petals of clitoria ternatea flowers used in cooking it) is often eaten with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads.

Penang Food: Hokkien Mee

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Hokkien Mee (or also known prawn mee/prawn noodles), is a type of Chinese noodle dish cooked in spicy prawn broth together with bean sprouts, boiled egg, slices of pork and of course, the prawns. A very popular and common local dish here, it was said to be brought here by immigrants from the Fujian province in southeastern China.

Penang Street Art (3D Waterfalls)

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A 3D Waterfalls graffiti at the Penang Municipal park (Youth Park) to promote a greener Penang and its naturescape.

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