Penang Desserts Snacks | Tong Pak Fu

Heat wave sweeps Penang! With many of us struggling to keep cool, keep hydrating and abstain from sun. At the same time, air conditioned shopping malls on the island are swarmed with window shoppers trying to escape the delayed extreme heat and humidity that usually occur during Chinese New Year weeks!

Tong Pak Fu's Award winning menu - Durian snow ice
Tong Pak Fu’s award winning menu

And so did we on the Easter weekend.

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Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Penang 2013 | Now Showing

First ever, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale hits the shorelines of Penang!! This is the Malaysian’s version of Frankfurt Book Fair minus the books launching. Promise an exclusive pricing, this greatest book fair or book sale in Malaysia is going to start from 22 March 2013 running over two weekends until 31 March 2013.

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Penang 2013 Penang Times Square
Big Bad Wolf 2013 @ Penang Times Square

Like what I had revealed from my earlier post and review on Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2012 in Klang Valley, huge selection of books were priced between RM5 to RM20, and as low as RM3 especially heaps of the children’s collection. So, why are you still here? Go and grab before the good titles are going and gone!
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Penang Seafood Restaurant | Hai Boey @ Teluk Kumbar

Aside from Tambun and Teluk Bahang, Teluk Kumbar is a popular spot to go for seafood in Penang. Its proximity to Gertak Sanggul fishing village gives the vantage for fresh catch of many variety from lobsters, crabs, prawns, clams, morsels to all kinds of underwater creatures. If you are looking for a beachfront seafood restaurant, then Hai Boey Seafood Restaurant can be a good choice. Not for a buffet seafood but it is certainly one of the best Penang seafood restaurants in town for the authentic Penang seafood!

Windmills by the beach
Windmills

Hai Boey’s operating hours starts from 5:30 pm through 11:30 pm. However, if you’re are up for the sea, beach and fishing in particular, head there in the afternoon. Perhaps you’re likely to enjoy your own catch when the evening crawls in.
Mushroom & Seafood Tofu
Mushroom & Seafood Tofu

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Malaysia Largest Temple Cave @ Batu Caves

One of the best things of living in Malaysia is one gets to see more than a few cultural architectures in a country. If you want to visit a Hindu temple, you don’t have to fly to India. Instead, Malaysians have one of their pride, back home at Batu Caves in Selangor.

Batu Caves Lord Murugan statue tallest in the world
Lord Murugan Statue – the tallest in the world

Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple, this is the name given to the famous Batu Caves Hindu Temple, also a tourist attraction near Kuala Lumpur. The merriest venue for Thaipusam or dubbed as ‘kavadi’ procession, this sacred place attracts over hundreds of thousands of local and abroad pilgrims on this holy occasion.

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Salsas Restaurant @ Continental Hotel Penang Road | Affordable Western Food

Speaking of western food set lunches in George Town, you must be thinking of Salsas at Upper Penang Road. Over two dozens of choices, the menu is impressive showcasing entrees from chicken, pasta, sausages, seafood, steak to lamb. Priced starts at RM15.50++ (used to be Rm13++), all set meals are served with appetizers that includes bun, butter to go with soup or salad, a platter of main, a serving of dessert and your choice of fruit juice or peach tea.

Salsas Restaurant - not a dance!
Salsas – The restaurant, not the dance

Located at the ground floor of Continental Hotel at Upper Penang Road, Salsas Restaurant operates from 11:30 am through 2:30 pm for lunch and 6:30 pm through 10 pm for dinner. If you arrive by car, the best place to park your vehicle is Continental Hotel’s car park. To spot the entrance, you have to come in from St Xavier Institution or City Bayview Hotel because it faces the one-way Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. Despite tiny and narrow, Salsas Restaurant offers one-hour free parking on this multi-story building. If you don’t mind walking, Cititel Hotel car park is more reasonable (RM4 per entrance) than by-the-road-side car parks that charge ridiculously high, around RM5 for an hour.
Bread & butter
Bread & butter

Garden salad & dressing
Garden salad & dressing

Mushroom soup
Mushroom soup

Salmon set lunch
Salmon – the entree

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