Street Opera by Ranko Kurano

Very special street Opera event organized by Georgetown Festival on the month of July. I never see such an event before Lim Guan Eng take over Penang. Great small idea to promote Penang to the eye of the world. Good Job ~~!

“Ranko Kurano is a distinguished musician and opera singer having sung widely in Japan, Europe and recently Malaysia. She has won the Japan singing competition for Wagner Voice and Special Prize International Singing Competition Wagner Voice (Bayreuth and Saarbrucken Germany). Ranko will be singing classics excerpt from Arias against the backdrop of unforgettable George Town.” –


Gua Tempurung Day Trip

Been to Gua Tempurung few weeks back. Gua Tempurung is one of the attraction in Gopeng, Perak. Gopeng is the place where I often drop by to get my lunch/dinner on my journey to KL. The food is nice yet so cheap (as compared to Penang). OK, Cut out the food *_* Actually, I wasn’t really my idea to go to Gua Tempurung but all my other colleagues wanted to go there so I just need to follow them. Picture above is the scenery inside of the cave and the subsequent photos are mainly in the cave too. The condition of the cave is dark, hot and humid, and a little bit dusty i think.


Hat Yai Food and Tour

Hat Yai (หาดใหญ่) which also known as Haad Yai or Had Yai is a place located at the southern Thailand near the border of Malaysia. As the place is near to Malaysia, it only took me about 3 hours by bus (that exclude the horrible 1 hour waiting for immigration clearance) to reach this small town. The first destination is to Songkhla which well known for its Mermaid Status located at Samila Beach (แหลมสมิหลา). But, our guide pronounce this as “Si Mi Lan Beach” which crack out a loud laughter among all Penangites in the bus. That does not sound like a “good” word in Hockien 🙂

Famous grilled chicken. Trust me, this one taste better than it look.