Smashing Coconuts on Thaipusam Eve

Smashing coconuts on Thaipusam Eve

So exactly what happens on Thaipusam Eve? Well, do expect the smashing of thousands of coconuts especially in George Town, Penang! Though I call myself a Penangite, having lived in Penang all my life (on the mainland and island), I have never before witnessed the smashing of coconuts ‘live’. Sure, I’ve heard of it, saw […]

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Exploring Charming George Town

Happiness signboard at ice-cream stall

George Town is a charming little city with multicultural heritage communities, pre-war buildings and curious little places that have so much history behind them. Also not to mention the cafés which seem to be popping up faster than ever these days. I’m not an active café hopper but I do have a few favourites that […]

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Chowrasta Market Street Photography

Fruits at the Chowrasta Market

I chose the Chowrasta Market in George Town to try out my newfound street photography knowledge after watching a hilarious but incredibly helpful street photography do’s and don’ts video on YouTube. It was in March last year on a Saturday morning, and the market in Jalan Kuala Kangsar was bustling with traders and people. I […]

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Hiking to Pantai Kerachut

Sandy beach and blue sea at Pantai Kerachut

Going to the Pantai Kerachut beach at the Penang National Park on Jan 11 last year was my last hiking trip. I’m usually excited and very gung-ho before going on a hike, even more so when there’s a beautiful, serene beach to enjoy at the end. Truth be told, I have only hiked in the […]

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