15 Bangkok Lane in Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia is one of 41 heritage homes built in 1928 by Cheah Leong Keah. Born in Swatow, China, he began by making and repairing horse carriages, and later evolved into one of the pioneers of the motor industry. His son, Cheah Phin Cheang used to tell my Mother lots of interesting stories. This blog will share some.
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MyPenang - moving visuals of new and old
Penang Global Tourism, a tourism promotion arm of the State Govt has launched a new website: www.mypenang.gov.my. Our favourite part of the website is the VIDEO segment, where you may select and view some of the event footages and TVCs. Here are some samples:
And then, aroused by curiosity, I googled for more Visit Penang videos. And here's an amazing footage to share!
You'll need to know at least SOME Hokkien when visiting Penang. Islanders would display tremendous happiness when you can utter a few words in their local dialect. Penang Hokkien sounds distinctively different from Taiwanese or Singaporean Hokkien. Personally, I love the sound of the dialect because it reminds me of my childhood, my grandmother in her sarong, train rides from Kuala Lumpur up to Penang and my cousins that I played with while in Penang.
Now, it's already Saturday night. My troupe of friends from KL and cousin Adelene head off to a Thai dinner at the clan jetty. We then rush to watch the Riverside meets Light show and then hurry home to 15 Bangkok Lane. Two 'ang mor' guests were already waiting outside. Oh! My new facebook friends! Social media aside, we chatted and learnt that they were from Scotland and were residing in Penang. Here's Jasmine Low, reading her poetry titled "On 63" , which refers to 63 Kelawei Road. This offers some background on the history and the family. Az Samad, guitarist & musician extraordinaire Notice the orb-like lighting behind Az? This shall be the centre-point of the room, illuminating Illuminati who will perform at this very spot. We hope to bring artists from near and far to No. 15. And offer them a space that could help spur their dreams towards musicianship and masters of their craft. We're just the providers of the space and opportun
Sometime last year, my aunt Yin, cousin Richard, Dad and I visited a typical farm in Balik Pulau with hens laying eggs, ducks, geese, goats and even a Rambutan and Durian orchard! What an exciting day it was! Delicious local fruits Residents Humble lady boss talk about her most precious fruits - Durians! Ducks abound! Hen laying chicks Cluck cluck did you hear??? Life in a gated community