Posts

Showing posts with the label Malaysia

St Giles Wembley, Penang

Image
We visited Penang in August as part of our yearly obligation trip with the grannies. Here's our first post on Kidland Penang , a similar educational playground concept as Kidzania and BabyBoss in Taipei. Today, we are going to share about the hotel we picked for this trip. While I very much preferred a resort at Batu Ferringhi, where we can just "nua" and "lepak" all day. But, we know the grannies will get bored. So, a city hotel in Georgetown was the choice.

Cosmic Kidland Penang

Image
Fun in Penang for Kids  Did you know that Penang has their very own version of Kidzania? Well, not surprised if tourists don't know this as it is housed in the most unkid-like location. Kidland Penang sits on the 4th and 5th storey at Pragnin Mall, which is like our Sim Lim here in Singapore.

Penang Getaway 2013 - The Food

Image
Part 1 on our recent Penang getaway is can be found here.   No trip to the food capital of Malaysia will be complete without a proper food trail. We had our tummies filled and extremely happy in the 3 days we were there. We explored the Batu Ferringhi stretch on our first evening. The large variety of food available at our doorstep was more than what we could explore.  Long beach food centre, which is amazingly clean, with a good variety of local food. We were there slightly before the crowd came at about 6pm, hence the empty tables. Clockwise: Orh-Luah (Oyster Omlette), Grilled Sambal Squid and Grilled Stingray. Loved the  stingray as it was grilled  with a little crunch, and the chili had a tinge of sourness that was a good complement to the former. Green Curry Chicken from the "cooked food" stall. The spices used were very flavorful, but I felt it could do better with more coconut.  After dinner, we walked the night market and J surprisingly fel

Getaway to Penang 2013 - Part 1

Image
We often get asked why we bother taking our child , who is not even 2 years old out of the country. They wouldn't know better, and it is definitely a hassle to pack and manage a hyper kid on board the plane. True to all that, and we had first hand experience of J disturbing other passengers on board the plane when we flew to Hong Kong earlier this year. However, that did not hinder us from wanting to travel with J again, not even when he is displaying signs of the Terrible Twos. Travelling with the child is a different experience. For us, it is an opportunity to spend quality time as a family. It is important especially when we are always so busy during the week, and when there's always distractions such as housework and the likes on a normal day. So, the trip allowed us to bask in one another's company, and spend our time doing silly things, snuggle in bed or just chat like we never chat before. We did exactly that last week. I was attracted to how different it

Happy 34th Papa

Image
We just came back from our short getaway to celebrate the man's birthday as well as just to take some time away from work. It was a fabulous trip, and J was surprisingly cooperative. Albeit only two nights, we had lots of fun. Just 3 of us. More on the trip coming up soon, but here's the birthday boy and his mini-me. "Happy Birthday my love! Although you drive me up the wall all the time, I always appreciate your presence, and how you make me feel special. " Love this retro looking cake. Taste very traditional too!  Someone was obviously more keen on the cake than having his picture taken. Linking up with: 

Penang - Kebaya Restaurant at Seven Terraces

Image
Last weekend, I joined my lovely colleagues in Penang for a company offsite.  I almost gave this trip a miss as J was down with fever and flu few days prior. Somehow, I decided on a compromise of going only for a night instead of 2... which was a fortunate thing, else I may have missed out on what I thought was my best meal in 2013 thus far.  The Kebaya Restaurant   is part of the Seven Terraces , a boutique hotel set in a row of refurbished Peranakan terrace houses, in the heart of Penang's World Heritage site.  Walking through doors was akin to stepping back into the time of the "Little Nonya", and having spent 4 years of my life in a Peranakan school, being in this space was like going back in time.  The restaurant serves up 4-course Peranakan set meals of your choice, quite like all western fare with an appetiser, followed by your mains of one protein and one greens, ending with a dessert. You will notice their food comes with hints of influence from