Bukit Mertajam: The New Mengkuang Dam

The Mengkuang Dam finally re-opened to the public in December 2020 after six years of upgrading and expansion works. Unlike the old dam which had more trees and shades, the new expanded dam provides a wider space for recreational activities (but the area can be very hot during the noon).

The dam is accessible freely to the public from 7am to 7pm daily. Note: there will be crowd control during movement control order. Google Map link – click here.

Here are some scenic views of the newly upgraded dam:

Penang Street Food: A Plate of Chee Cheong Fun

Chee Cheong Fun is a common street food made of steamed flat rice noodle rolls which can be found in Penang. The local Chee Cheong Fun is usually served with dark prawn paste with sesame seeds.
In this one pictured, it is added with extra peanut butter paste.

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.

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.