Skip to main content

Penang Trip

I am driving alone to Ipoh to fetch my good friend, Lina before heading up to Penang. Been planning for the trip to replenish some stock at China House, I76 The Shop and Bon Ton. The next trip to Penang only going to be in August. 

I always love the small break in every trip to Penang. I will repeat doing the same thing, going to the same makan place, and wondering around, indulge myself with inspiration. George Town is one of my favourite place to stay.

I stayed at my friend Guest House at Lebuh Noordin, and cancelled my booking at one of the guest house at Love Lane, long story and I shouldn't take the risk by staying at the place I not familiar with. I am not so picky about the place I will sleep but it must have white bed sheet and attach bathroom, end of story.

Here is my routine & tips whenever in Penang:
  1. Prefer to stay at George Town, all are within walking distance.
  2. Breakfast usually at Mug Shot, they serve the best Bagel and my favourite is Bagel with Salmon and Cream Cheese, and latte is the best.
  3. Breakfast alternative will be at Woodland, they serve delicious Indian vegetarian food. 
  4. I normally will pay a visit and check my stock at Ren I Teng and Tropical Spice Garden too.
  5. Maju Deen Nasi Kandar in Lebuh Noordin is the best for dinner
  6. Jawi Cafe Gallery at Armenien Street serve the best local flavour and was easy to just dropby whenever I send some stock at Bon Ton The Shop.
  7. China House serves the best cakes, they spoilt me with galore of cake choices. Their quiche is the best I've ever tasted after the cafe in Wellington.
  8. Walking enjoying the street art is the way to hit my 10,000 steps after all the eating.
  9. There was a nice small park at Armenien Street that I enjoy sitting, it was a gem.
  10. Always make sure travel with the right buddy and company.

Jawi Cafe Gallery


Popular posts from this blog

Kettle Stitch vs Coptic Stitch Binding

I received quite lots of enquires asking me the different between Kettle and Coptic Stitch Binding. Many participants wanted to learn the best stitch, but for me both have special character of its own. It was like comparing 2 different skill. Here I would like to share some infos and pictures with all of you. I hope you will find some fact useful as your guide: KETTLE STITCH BINDING Kettle Stitch Binding Kettle stitch's roots lie in Medieval times. According to, the kettle stitch is "(in hand sewing) a knot tied in the thread that links one section to the next." Kettle stitching looks like a series of knots joined together in a row. It required section/signature means a combination 3-5 sheets of paper being fold in order to create one section. The name itself  are referring to the stitch that links one section/signature to the next (head & tail) and start at beginning of 3rd signature, continuously till the end. The term may be adaption of

Our Adventure Book - Paul & Sam

 Despite of having problem with sewing machine I managed to deliver this very special book of Paul & Sam "Our Adventure Book". I hope they will happy with the outcome. Travel far far away to California, to be used as a wedding guest book and will be loaded up with pictures, love and happy stories.

Our Adventure Book (。◕‿◕。) done

Hello there.. I delivered a very special book to Cherie today.   This is not an ordinary book but going to be filled with loads of stories; life, memories, inspirations, photos and love to beautiful bride to be; Cherie. Inspired by movie: Up  the wedding photography will take place this weekend at Cameron Highland. Imagine with all props she gonna uses and this leather bound book (coptic binding) just a small part of her many more props. I am excited and intrigue with the detail of her preparation...Never heard of the movie before, but gonna find dvd so I could watch it. Thanks to Cherie to have me being part of your adventure.... ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥ //syam