So anyways, we got talking to Mark – remember I told you about him? From our foodie walking tour in Georgetown? He was telling us about the durian and how during the season people come from everywhere – and I mean everywhere… Read More

If I had to choose my desert island dish it would be this one – Hainanese Chicken Rice. I remember the first time I tried it. It was March 1992, my 25th birthday and I was in Singapore with the man who would… Read More

If the best way to explore a city is on foot, and if the best way to learn about it is through the stories that aren’t in the Lonely Planet guide, and if the best way to know it’s people is through… Read More

I’ve already shown you some street art, but now let’s take a walk through the heritage zone… Fort Cornwallis The first stop on our heritage walking tour is Fort Cornwallis. This was built by Francis Light, the guy who came to Penang… Read More

The last time that we were in Penang was in January 2008. That trip we stayed right on the beach up in Batu Ferringhi. I recall walking into our hotel room and crying. Rather than the refurbished family room we’d requested and… Read More

I’m on holidays and, as such, I wasn’t going to post today. While you’ll need to wait until I’m home for the lowdown on Penang, I can manage a few street art pics from my iPad. These are all in and around… Read More

Belacan (Belachan) is truly foul smelling stuff…when I say foul, I mean, really foul. In fact it’s the sort of smell that seriously you wouldn’t know if it were off or not. Worse than smelly cheese, this doesn’t have the aroma of… Read More

I remember the first time I tried Hainanese Chicken Rice. It was my 25th birthday and I was in Singapore with the man who would become my husband. It wasn’t my first trip to Singapore- that had been a few years earlier,… Read More