Category: Butterworth

Hari Raya Decorations in Penang Malls


Various Raya themed decorations found in shopping malls in Penang.

Selamat Hari Raya! (Today marks the first day of Hari Raya in Malaysia. Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or The Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims here, and elsewhere in the world, it is also known as Eid al-Fitr.

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Penang Street Food: Nasi Kerabu

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Nasi Kerabu is a local delicacy originated from the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. It is basically a Malay cuisine and comprises of blue-coloured rice served with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads. The blue color of the rice comes from the petals of Clitoria ternatea (butterfly-pea) flowers. Now, some Malay stalls in Penang also serve this due to its popularity.

Penang Street Food: Asam Fish Chicken Rice

Beng Huat Asam Fish Chicken Rice

A popular local shop in Butterworth, it is famous for its asam laksa soup served with chicken rice.

Penang Street Food: Yam Rice and Salted Vegetable Soup

A popular Chinese street food in Penang and commonly found in Butterworth or Bukit Mertajam area, the yam rice is usually served with a bowl of salted vegetables soup and mixed pork organs.

A popular shop serving yam rice at Chai Leng Park, Butterworth.

Bukit Tambun Fishing and Riverside Village


Bukit Tambun village seen during Chinese Hew Year.

Bukit Tambun is a small fishing village located at Simpang Ampat in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang. The village was built along the riverbank of Sungai Jawi (Jawi River) and consistently mostly of Chinese community. The village is also popular for its several local seafood restaurants.

Batu Kawan: Aspen City Central Island Park (Chinese New Year)

Chinese New Year decorations at the recently built Central Island Park in Aspen Vision City in Batu Kawan, Penang. For the past several years, the Batu Kawan region has been undergoing several major developments including new townships and highways.

Butterworth: Raja Uda Chinese New Year Decoration

Lanterns adorning the entire stretch of Raja Uda road in Butterworth, Penang.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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