What would you do in Penang for 3 days and 2 nights? I was recently asked to design a travel program for a group of friends who were visiting Penang for a class reunion. Their requirements were fairly simple. Most of them have not been to Penang for years. They just want to get together. Catch up and have fun. Sounds simple. But it was not. Not knowing their likes and dislikes, it would be a challenge.
The northern Thai style pork curry is known as "gaeng hang leh muu" in Thailand. I first came to know of this dish on a recent trip to Chiang Mai, when I stayed at the fabulous "Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel" and had a traditional Lanna Thai dinner.
Bababoi is a compact Malaysian restaurant that specialises in Nyonya style cuisine. A unique and distinctive culture and tradition in Malaysia, blending Malay and Indian spices in Chinese cooking. It is a melting pot of a bygone era brought back by Bababoi on the northwest bank of the Yarra River next to the heritage listed Mission of Seafarers.
Opened in Dec 2016 is this stylish and slick restaurant in the heart of George Town. The head chef, Aldrien, called it a modern Japanese fusion style cuisine using the freshest ingredients and produces to masterly craft an exciting menu that has never been seen here in Penang at any of the Japanese restaurants.
It has been 15 years since I last visited Chiang Mai. The place has changed. There are so many choices when it comes to book a hotel based on price, location, hotel ammenities and nearby attractions. After spending many hours researching the hotels and getting my bearing on Chiang Mai (google map), I have decided to book a hotel outside the old city. An obvious choice since I have already been to the old city the last time.
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