It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. – Jerry Seinfeld (1954 – )

Hot Nights in Penang

By TOM KHOO – The – Saturday December 25, 2010

Soju Club Times Square penang Soju Club at the Penang Times Square Mall is adding excitement to the Penang nightlife scene.

The Soju Club is a hot, new nightspot that has just opened at the Penang Times Square, much to the delight of nightclubbers and out-of-town visitors looking for a sophisticated night out.

Crush performs nightly at Soju. -— MAU HORNG

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New Straits Quay


straits quay E & O development penangNew Straits Quay (SQ) Shopping/Entertainment Mall is currently in its soft opening phase with many restaurants and bars already enjoying customers (and the other way around!).

Straits Quay is a neo-colonial building with what I believe to be an ideal location. It reminds us of a similar Mall in Singapore (the name of which escapes me but it is the one where you get the cable ride to Sentosa Island) with its seafront location and up-market retailers and Food & Beverage outlets.

According to the E & O Group: – 

"The E & O Group's core business, apart from hospitality and lifestyle, is in property development and property investment. On Penang, E & O's masterplanned seafront development Seri Tanjung Pinang is one of the most sought after residential addresses among locals and expatriates, especially with its latest launch, the Quayside Seafront Resort Condominiums, the first condominium in the region with a 4.5 acre private waterpark.

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“What’s On Penang” takes a short trip to Medan, Indonesia

air asia flight medan indonesia

“What’s On Penang”  decided to take its first venture into Indonesia the other day but only had 24 hours spare to take the trip in. Not much time to see the place we knew but also we had been told that there wasn’t much to see either.

We booked our ticket on Air Asia for RM 237 return and went to to book my Hotel for RM 67, all of which took a mere 50 minutes from start to finish. Wikitravel gave me the background on travel to Medan with suggestions on what to see and do when I arrived. With such a short time all I wanted was a restaurant to eat that evening and an overview of what the place was like.

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Is Christmas only for kids?

Christmas for kids

As a kid Christmas was a time of anticipation and excitement. Waiting to see what Father Christmas was going to bring was the highlight of the year. Wonderful food was the appetizer, main course and dessert.

On Christmas Eve we would visit relatives from all over town delivering presents to cousins and stopping for a mini party at each house. Here would be mince pies, curry pies and peanuts and crisps served with lots of fizzy drinks. Doting uncles and aunties would pinch cheeks, rub heads, press half-a-crown into our sticky hands or if we were really unlucky, plant a kiss on both cheeks!

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