Penang Food Faqs

Paul asks…

is penang still famous for it’s food now.or still has the same taste yet?

Penang Local Boy answers:

There are many eatery places in the towns or cities in Malaysia and not olny Penang alone. It depends on individual tastes and preferrences.

Susan asks…

Which India Street is more vibrant and bigger – KL or Penang one?

I’ve been to only parts of the KL one, but havent been to the penang one yet. am planning to shop for many indian things – food, candy, spices, saris, music etc. thanks.

Penang Local Boy answers:

Brickfields in pj. I dono the name of the street but you know la.. The main street in brickfields, the ‘little india’. Thats the most vibrant one. But only during deepavali time. For other times, jalan masjid india in KL.

Sandy asks…

I wish to learn western food; where could I learn in Malaysia?

Any institute or personal (home-teach) in KL and Penang area.

Penang Local Boy answers:

Go to cooking school or work in a western restaurants and learn them when u have the chance.

Richard asks…

Can someone please recommend 1 or 2 great beaches to stay at around KL or Penang?

Cheap accommodations, Cheap food, places of interest, and great snorkeling are a must. Some good shopping would be great as well. Thanks for your suggestions!

BTW, my wife and I will be there for most of January.

Penang Local Boy answers:

There is no beach around kl but got waterfall.in penang there were beaches but not really good for snorkeling.from penang u can go to palau payar is about 1 hours motorboat ride.nice places for snorkeling really wonder.
In kl and penang got places for shopping,cheap foods depends were and went u going.

Daniel asks…

tell me about Penang?

what is interesting about Penang? where u can go and enjoy yourself in Penang? what is famous food in Penang? when is the suitable time to visit Penang? what can u tell about Penang that even Malaysian do not know about it?

Penang Local Boy answers:

Pinang or Penang (both: pənăng’) , state (1991 pop. 1,065,075), c.400 sq mi (1,040 sq km), Malaysia, on the Strait of Malacca. It consists of Pulau Pinang (an island of 108 sq mi/280 sq km), formerly known as Georgetown; and Province Wellesley (292 sq mi/756 sq km), a strip of territory on the Malay Peninsula adjacent to Pulau Pinang. On the island is the capital, the city of Pinang, also known as Georgetown (1991 pop. 219,376); it is Malaysia’s second-busiest port. It was founded in 1786 by British merchants and was ruled by Great Britain until it became part of what is now Malaysia in 1957. The island has large tin-smelting works, and large areas are devoted to rice and rubber. Well over half the inhabitants of the state are Chinese. Indians are less numerous; less than a third are Malays. Pinang Island was the first British settlement on the Malay Peninsula. It was occupied in 1786 by Francis Light of the British East India Company with the permission of the sultan of Kedah. After an unsuccessful attempt to retake the island (1791), the sultan agreed on a settlement from the British of an annual stipend, and in 1800 he also ceded Province Wellesley. Pinang, together with Province Wellesley, Malacca, and Singapore, became known as the Straits Settlements. Under the British, Pinang grew rapidly in commercial importance, although it was surpassed by Singapore. Pinang joined the Federation of Malaya (see Malaysia) in 1948.

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