Down Memory Lane on Monday, 4th November 2013

A group of friends took a day off from their schedule to spend some time together, with some flying in from abroad and some from outstation.  Some of us have not seen each other since school days.  It was a time of nostalgia and a trip down memory lane.

The afternoon started with lunch at the Happy Family Restaurant in Hye Keat Estate, at the foothills of the iconic Penang Hill.  Then it was a trip up to Viaduct Station to The White House, a colonial bungalow rented by our organiser, Soon Hin through John Lau.

In the evening amidst the tranquil and idyllic setting of Penang Hill, we had a reunion dinner with the traditional steam boat.

Let us toast to many more years of friendship and happy times together.

Let us toast to many more years of friendship and happy times together.

Of course, the girls must have a photo together (without the guys)!!

Of course, the girls must have a photo together (without the guys).

In the train going uphill.

In the train going uphill . (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

See Viaduct Station on the left - out the train and up the slope.

See Viaduct Station on the left – out the train and up the slope. (photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

The hike up the "flatland" so said Yap Soon Hin.  (Photo courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

The hike up the “flatland” so said Yap Soon Hin. (Photo – courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

The stately and majestic White House overlooking Georgetown, Penang.

The stately and majestic White House overlooking Georgetown, Penang.  (Notice the long white table on ground floor.)

At the entrance to White House.

At the entrance to White House (3 guys were taking photos with numerous cameras).

Now it is the guys turn.  (Not fair to leave them out of the photo.)

Now it is the guys turn. Not fair to leave them out of the photo; besides we need them to take some more photos of us so we have to be nice to them, right gals?

What a beautiful living room (graced by elegant ladies).

What a beautiful living room (graced by elegant ladies).

Having a lighthearted moment in the Dining Room.

Having a lighthearted moment in the Dining Room.

Down the steps of the bungalow to go for a walk up the summit, (Photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Down the steps of the bungalow to go for a walk up to the summit, (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Whose feet are these?

Whose feet are these? (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Hilltop View. (photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Hilltop View. (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

After their invigorating walk to the summit.  We are back!

After their invigorating walk to the summit. We are back!

What a charming photo for the album.

What a charming photo for the album.

In the Dining Room before dinner time where we were supposed to have our steamboat until a power glitch.......

Chatting before dinner.

Getting for ready for dinner in the Dining Room before the power glitch......(photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Getting ready for dinner in the Dining Room before the power glitch……(Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Waiting for the pots to boil.

Notice the long white table in Photo 6 – that was where we had our steamboat dinner.  (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Comeon guys, let us have some more of the yummilicious food. (Photo courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

Come on guys, let us have some more of the yummilicious food. (Photo – courtesy of Lim Guat Ean)

They may all look serious in the photo trying to behave themselves, but I can assure the dinner was full of laughter and merriment.

They may all look serious in the photo trying to “behave” themselves, but I can assure you the dinner was full of fun and laughter .

At Viaduct Station waiting for the 9.00 p.m. train to go down. (Photo - courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

At Viaduct Station waiting for the 9.00 p.m. train to go down. (Photo – courtesy of Wong Soek Wai)

Adieu, till we meet again.

Adieu, till we meet again.

All of us would like to thank Saw Kee and Soon Hin for making the arrangements.  We had a wonderful and memorable day up Penang Hill.  Thanks to Lim Guat Ean and Wong Soek Wai for sharing your photos.  

Official Opening of Khoo Kongsi Art Gallery

The Art Gallery, situated in the left courtyard of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, was officially open by Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang on Friday, 12th July 2013 at 11.30 a.m.  The Trustees of Khoo Kongsi hope to use this venue to promote art and cultural heritage of Penang.  For the opening ceremony, the Art Gallery showcased the works of two Khoo clansmen, Khoo Khay Tat and Khoo Cheang Jin.

The much-awaited Khoo Kongsi Virtual Tour DVD by Leslie Lai was also launched by Y.B. Danny Law during this auspicious occasion.

Sneak Preview of the Art Gallery.  From left to right - Khoo Kay Hock, Gary Khoo, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Khoo Kee Chooi, Khoo Kay Cheng and Khoo Khay Hock.

Sneak Preview of the Art Gallery. From left to right – Khoo Kay Hock, Gary Khoo, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Khoo Kee Chooi, Khoo Kay Cheng and Khoo Khay Hock.

Guests at the Official Ceremony - Khoo Pok Kok, Yan Chen, Christine Tang and Khoo Kay Hock

Khoo Pok Kok, Yan Chen, Christine Tang and Khoo Kay Hock.

Guests chatting with friends while awaiting the arrival of Guest of Honour, Y. B. Danny Law.

Guests chatting with friends while awaiting the arrival of Guest of Honour, Y. B. Danny Law.

Well-known Japanese Artist Katsuhiro Sato with his wife at our Official Opening Ceremony.

Khoo Kay Hock with well-known Japanese Artist Dr. Katsuhiro Sato and his wife at our Official Opening Ceremony.

Y.B. Danny Law signing the guest book upon arrival.

Y.B. Danny Law signing the guest book upon arrival.

Chairman of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, giving a speech.

Chairman of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, giving a speech.

Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang giving a speech.

Y.B. Danny Law Heng Kiang giving a speech.

Artist Khoo Khay Tat, Khoo Boo Yeang, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew and Artist Khoo Cheang Jin listening to the speech of Y.B. Danny Law.

Artist Khoo Khay Tat, Khoo Boo Yeang, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Artist Khoo Cheang Jin, Alyssa Khoo and guests listening to the speech of Y.B. Danny Law.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Khoo Khay Tat, Datuk Seri KHoo Keat Siew, Y.B. Danny Law, Khoo Boo Yeang and Khoo Cheang Jin.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Khoo Khay Tat, Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Y.B. Danny Law, Khoo Boo Yeang and Khoo Cheang Jin.

Art Gallery is now officially open for public viewing.

Art Gallery is now officially open for public viewing.

Launching of the Khoo Kongsi Virtual Tour DVD by  Y.B. Danny Law.

Launching of the Khoo Kongsi Virtual Tour DVD by Y.B. Danny Law.

Tour of the Art Gallery with the artists in attendance.

Tour of the Art Gallery by VIPs with the artists in attendance.

Wendy Khoo, Douglas Khoo and Khoo Kay Hock enjoying the snacks and refreshment  after the Opening Ceremony.

Wendy Khoo, Douglas Khoo and Khoo Kay Hock enjoying the snacks and refreshment after the Opening Ceremony.

I will leave you with this beautiful majestice photo the pride of the Khoo Clan - Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, the Heritage Jewel of Penang.  Seen in photo is Khoo Boo Hong.

I will leave you with this beautiful photo 0f the pride of the Khoo Clan – Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, the Heritage Jewel of Penang. Seen in photo is Khoo Boo Hong.

Wesak Celebration on 23rd May at Sian Chye Tong, Hye Keat Estate, Ayer Itam, Penang

Sian Chye Tong commemorates Wesak Day annually with a grand celebration and a state-of the-art float beautifully decorated by their Youth Section.  This year it is no exception.

Members and devotees came from all over to attend their Wesak Day celebration on Thursday, 23rd May at 7.30 p.m.  Wesak Day is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the 4th moon of the Chinese calendar, which is on 24th May this year.  As we are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society Wesak Day is a public holiday in Malaysia and it is celebrated on a grand scale culminating in a procession of beautifully-decorated, brightly-lit floats in the evening.

Entrance to Sian Chye Tong

Grand Entrance to Sian Chye Tong

Main Hall of Sian Chye Tong

Main Hall of Sian Chye Tong

Main Altar of Sian Chye Phor Sat (known as Baby God)

Main Altar of Sian Chye Phor Sat (known as Baby God)

Lighting of oil lamps by devotees.  Hard at work is Peter Ho, the maestro.

Lighting of oil lamps by devotees. Hard at work is Peter Ho, the maestro.

Official Ceremony starts with prayers to Lord Buddha and Sian Chye Phor Sat.  In red is Eddie Khoo, Chairman of Sian Chye Tong.  State dignitaries present - YB Teh Lai Heng and YB Danny Law.

Official Ceremony started with prayers to Lord Buddha and Sian Chye Phor Sat. From left to right Khoo Kay Hock, Loh Choon Teik, Alice Teoh, Eddie Khoo Gim Siew, Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew, YB Danny Law, YB Teh Lai Heng, Hong Kian Beng and Gary Khoo.

Welcoming Speech by Loh Choon Teik, Chairman of Youth Section

Welcoming Speech by Loh Choon Teik, Chairman of Youth Section

Souvenir presentation to Patrons of Sian Chye Tong by YB Teh Lai Heng.

Souvenir presentation to Patrons of Sian Chye Tong by YB Teh Lai Heng.

Group photograph of Patrons with YB Danny Law, Eddie Khoo and YB Teh Lai Heng

Group photograph of Patrons with YB Danny Law, Eddie Khoo, YB Teh Lai Heng and Loh Choon Teik.

Wesak Day - a time of giving and receiving.  YB Danny Law giving donation on behalf of Sian Chye Tong to Linda Khoo who accepted the donation on behalf of Metta Mobile Free Clinic, Penang

Wesak Day – a time of giving and receiving. YB Danny Law giving a donation on behalf of Sian Chye Tong to Linda Khoo who accepted it on behalf of Metta Mobile Free Clinic, Penang.

YB Teh Lai Heng, State Assemblyman of Komtar, giving a speech.

YB Teh Lai Heng, State Assemblyman of Komtar, giving a speech.

Wesak Day Celebration officially declared open. Down came the confetti. (Photograph taken by Peter Ho.)

Wesak Day Celebration officially declared open. Down came the confetti. (Photograph taken by Peter Ho.)

Float of Sian Chye Tong (photograph taken by Peter Ho).

Float of Sian Chye Tong (photograph taken by Peter Ho).

Devotees praying at Main Altar

Devotees praying at Main Altar.

Devotees taking holy water.

Devotees taking holy water.

Lighting oil lamps for world peace.

Lighting oil lamps for world peace.

Thank you Peter Ho for the beautiful photographs.  Much appreciated.

Ceramah at College Square (Field opposite Convent Pulau Tikus), Penang

I attended Pakatan Rakyat ceramah on 1st May at College Square in the field opposite Convent Pulau Tikus, which started at 8.30 p.m.  It was interesting to note that Pakatan Rakyat (DAP, PKR & PAS) had to sell souvenirs to raise money and pass the donation box for people to contribute.

The parliamentary candidate for Bukit Bendera is Zairil Khir Johari and the State candidate for Pulau Tikus is Ms. Yap Soo Huey.

Election Day is on Sunday, 5th May 2013 and it was interesting to hear what they have to say.

The person who made an impact was Zairil Khir Johari, an eloquent speaker who promised freedom of speech, freedom of the media and most important of all, to revamp the Education System and train our students (who will be the future leaders of tomorrow) to be thinking individuals.  I personally think that is the right way to go as our Malaysian students have been trained to be followers, and have never been encouraged to speak up and give their views and opinions like the students of International Schools.  He also said that should they find themselves in Putrajaya, then the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance should not be the one and the same person, so as to have a proper check and balance system.

The star of the evening’s ceramah was none other than the National Chairman of DAP, the iconic Karpal Singh aka Tiger of Malaysia.  He gave some interesting insight saying that the people who have been abusing power will be held accountable for their corruption and will be brought to justice, should the Pakatan Rakyat take over the Federal Government.  DAP has given its support for Anwar Ibrahim to be the Prime Minister (although PAS has not made any commitment on this issue) and Malaysia will remain a secular country as stated in the Constitution, and will not become an Islamic country.

Ms. Yap Soo Huey, the candidate of Pulau Tikus would like to ask the ruling party, Barisan Nasional where they get their funds from to give free food, free T-shirts, prizes for lucky draws, etc on a daily basis in Penang.  Penang has been swamped with their blue 1Malaysia Flags and Barisan Nasional flags, which she felt was an overkill and a waste of taxpayers money.

Ceramah at College Square, field opposite Convent Pulau Tikus, Penang

Ceramah at College Square, field opposite Convent Pulau Tikus, Penang

Khairil Khir Johari, parliamentary candidate for Bukit Bendera

Zairil Khir Johari, parliamentary candidate for Bukit Bendera.

Karpal Singh aka Tiger of Malaysia

Karpal Singh aka Tiger of Malaysia

Ms. Yap Soo Huey, candidate for Pulau Tikus, Penang

Ms. Yap Soo Huey, candidate for Pulau Tikus, Penang

Crowd listening to the speakers.

Crowd listening to the speakers.

Selling t-shirts and other miscellaneous items to raise funds for their campaign,

Selling t-shirts and other miscellaneous items to raise funds for their campaign.

UBAH T-shirts in various colours on sale.

UBAH T-shirts in various colours for sale.

A supporter wearing the hornbill hat, which I believed has been sold out.

A supporter wearing the hornbill hat, which I believe has been sold out.

UBAH mascot.

UBAH mascot.

I would  like to take this opportunity to remind all Malaysians to cast your votes on Sunday, 5th May 2013.  

Owl Shop next to Main Entrance of Khoo Kongsi, Lebuh Cannon, Penang

The Owl Shop was recently open on 27th April by two enterprising young guys, Sim and Mike.  It is a charming place selling owls, owls and more owls in all shapes and sizes.

I asked them why owls?  The reply I got was they just love owls and they started collecting them from all over the world at a very young age.  Their passion for owls was evident when I talked to them.

The shop is open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily and visitors to Khoo Kongsi can get beautiful souvenirs to take home to their loved ones.

Owl Shop located next to Main Entrace of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Owl Shop located next to Main Entrance of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang at Lebuh Cannon, Penang

Mike Goh (Tel: +6012 421 6868) and Sim (H/p:  +6016 458 5886)

The Owl Entrepreneurs – Mike Goh (H/p: +6012 421 6868) and Sim (H/p: +6016 458 5886)

Owls Galore in all shapes and sizes.

Owls Galore in all shapes and sizes.

Owl made of shells and porcelain,

Owls made of shells and porcelain.

Owl bangles.

Owl bangles.

Owls costume jewellery

Owls costume jewellery

Owls coin purses.

Owls coin purses.

Owl souvenirs which will make charming gifts for loved ones.

Owl souvenirs which will make charming gifts for loved ones.

Owls soft toys and caps.

Owls soft toys and hand-drawn baseball caps.

Owl table lamp.

Owl table lamp and home decorations.

DVD of Khoo Kongsi, Penang and fridge magnets of Khoo Kongsi are on sale too.

DVD of Khoo Kongsi, Penang and fridge magnets of Khoo Kongsi are on sale too.

Shokichi Santaka and Kensi Ofusi from Japan visiting the Owl Shop.

Shokichi Santaka and Kensi Ofusi from Japan visiting the Owl Shop.

Owl in tree peeping at visitors to the Owl Shop.

Owl in tree peeping at visitors to the Owl Shop.

Sights and Sounds of Han Chiang High School, Penang on Monday, 29th April 2013

We were invited to the Birthday Celebration of Tai Tay Yah at Lim Lean Teng Hall in Han Chiang High School on Monday, 29th April, the day of the political ceramah of Pakatan Rakyat/DAP/PKR/PAS.  You can imagine our reaction – all roads would be leading to Han Chiang High School on that evening, so to speak!

Mindful of the road blocks and the traffic jam, we went early, arriving at 6.50 p.m. and we were allowed to enter the grounds to park inside.

The grounds of Han Chiang High School decidedly had a festive air about it:   people wearing UBAH hats which were distributed to supporters.  I will attempt to share with you the photos I have taken before the event and as the evening progressed, I just could not believe the multitude of supporters who came to hear the political speeches.

The stage taken at 6.50 p.m. before the start of the event.

The stage taken at 6.50 p.m. before the start of the event.

For supporters to sign

For supporters to sign

A lady supporter wearing the UBAH hat which was distributed to visitors.

A lady supporter wearing the UBAH hat which was distributed to visitors.

PKR car with poster of Anwar Ibrahim and loudspeaker "talking" to supporters.

PKR car with poster of Anwar Ibrahim and loudspeaker “talking” to supporters.

As the evening progressed, the crowd just came without stopping.  The following photographers were taken by my friend, Michael Chuan and I shared them from his Facebook.  Thank you Michael.

Lim Guan Eng, Karpal Singh (in wheelchair), Lim Kit Siang and company acknowledging the supporters.

Lim Guan Eng, Karpal Singh (in wheelchair), Lim Kit Siang and company acknowledging the supporters.

Supporters showing their enthusiasm and support for the speakers.

Supporters came to hear what the speakers had to say.

Supporters showing their support for the speakers.

Supporters showing their support for the speakers.

Supporters holding flags of DAP in front of Lim Lean Teng Hall, where the birthday dinner celebration of Tai Tay Yah was held.

Supporters holding flags of DAP in front of Lim Lean Teng Hall, where the birthday dinner celebration of Tai Tay Yah was held.

The rain came and the umbrellas went up.

The rain came and the umbrellas went up, but the crowd still stayed on to hear the speeches.

I am going to leave you with this quaint photo I took of 3 dinner guests in Lim Lean Teng Hall.

Dinner guests wearing UBAH hats.  Don't they look cute and adorable?

Dinner guests wearing UBAH hats. Don’t they look cute and adorable?

An Evening of Lights, Music and Cultural Dances at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Penang Global Tourism held their usual month-end Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 30th March 2013.  It is the only time in the month when Khoo Kongsi switch on their lights in the evening for visitors to take photographs and enjoy the cultural dances, music and singing arranged by Penang Global Tourism.

The Khoo Clan House, with the newly-installed LED lighting, looked spectacular and on this evening, a group of professional photographers came to take photographs of this Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Khoo Khay Hock, Richard Khoo Kay Liang, Khoo Kay Hock, Peter Khoo Boo Hin, Khoo Kee Chooi and Khoo Chye Poh of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Khay Hock, Richard Khoo Kay Liang, Khoo Kay Hock, Peter Khoo Boo Hin, Khoo Kee Chooi and Khoo Chye Poh of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi (photograph taken by Peter Ho)

Standing - Photographers Sam Goh Sam, Michael Chuan, Peter Ho.  Sitting - Chua Boon Keat and Randy waiting to take photographs of Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Standing – Photographers Sam Goh Sam, Michael Chuan and Peter Ho.  Sitting – Chua Boon Keat and Randy waiting for the right moment to take photographs of Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Members of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi having their dinner.

Members of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi and friends having their dinner.

Lim Soo Peng, Peter Ho, Michael Chuan and their photographers friends have come to take photographs of the Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Lim Soo Peng, Peter Ho, Michael Chuan and their friends came to take photographs of the Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Some of the dancers from 5678 Dance Studio posing for the group of photographers with the iconic Khoo Kongsi as the backdrop.

Some of the dancers from 5678 Dance Studio posing for the group of photographers with the iconic Khoo Kongsi as the backdrop.

Cultural dance by members of 5678 Dance Studio.

Cultural dance by members of 5678 Dance Studio.

Theme - We are Anak Malaysia (Children of Malaysia)

Theme – We are Anak Malaysia (Children of Malaysia)

Evelyn Toh and Darren Ng from Penang Global Tourism, Penang with friends.

Evelyn Toh and Darren Ng from Penang Global Tourism with friends.

Dancers looking very ethereal while doing the Fan Dance. Thoroughly enchanting and gives a magical feel to the evening.

Ethereal-looking dancers doing the Fan Dance – thoroughly enchanting, giving the evening a magical feel.

Foreign visitors making their themselves very comfortable while enjoying the performances by 5678 Dance Studio.

Foreign visitors making themselves very comfortable while enjoying the performances by 5678 Dance Studio.  What a superb idea to bring your own deck chairs.

Thank you to Khoo Kongsi and Penang Global Tourism for putting on An Evening of Lights, Music and Cultural Dances for the enjoyment of visitors and Penangites.   Thanks to Peter Ho for sending me the first photograph – exquisite photo.

Penang World Music Festival 2013

This event is organized by the Penang State Tourism and a preview was held at Khoo Kongsi, Cannon Square, Penang during the evening of Friday, 29th March 2013.  The actual 2-day festival will be held at Penang Botanic Gardens from 6.00 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturday, 30th March 2013 and Sunday, 31st March 2013.

For more information please visit http://www.penangworldmusic.gov.my/

Penang World Music Festival 2013

Penang World Music Festival 2013

Participants of the Penang World Music Festival 2013

Participants from Iran to the Penang World Music Festival 2013

Participants from Brazil

Participants from Brazil

From left to right - Khoo Kee Chooi, Dato' Seri Khoo Keat Siew (President of Khoo Kongsi, Penang), Khoo Boo Hong, Y.B. Danny Law and Khoo Kay Hock

From left to right – Khoo Kee Chooi, Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew (President of Khoo Kongsi, Penang), Khoo Boo Hong, Y.B. Danny Law and Khoo Kay Hock

From left to right - Datin Seri Daisy Khoo, Dato' Seri Khoo Keat Siew, Chief Minister of Penang Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Y.B. Danny Law

From left to right – Datin Seri Daisy Khoo; Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew; Chief Minister of Penang, Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng and Y.B. Danny Law

Chief Minister of Penang, Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng giving a speech

Chief Minister of Penang, Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng giving a speech

Local Penang Hawkers fare being served to spectators and visitors.

Local Penang Hawkers fare being served to spectators and visitors.

Inka Marka from South American performing for the  crowd

Inka Marka from South America performing for the crowd

Participants from Japan listening to the music

Participants from Japan (on the left) listening to the music

Oratniza from Bulgaria performing for the spectators (note the mother and daughter vocalists on the left)

Oratnitza from Bulgaria performing for the spectators (note the mother and daughter vocalists on the left)

Y.B. Danny Law with participants to Penang World Music Festival 2013

Y.B. Danny Law with participants to the Penang World Music Festival 2013 in front of the iconic Khoo Kongsi, Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Mimi’s Nyonya Laksa on Thursday

Penang is the No.1 Destination for hawkers fare and Penangites are so spoilt for choice that they have developed discerning palates.  Opinions vary and people have different preferences when it comes to their favourite hawkers food.

I have a group of friends who agree that Mimi Koe sells the best Nyonya Laksa in Penang and so we will arrange to meet and adjourn for lunch.  Tucked at the back of Wisma Central on the ground floor is SL Coffee House and that is where you can find Mimi and the best Nyonya Laksa in Penang.

It is advisable to phone and reserve either the day before or early on Thursday morning so that one can be sure of getting the Nyonya Laksa.  Her phone number is +6019 472 3311.

I give below her Daily Special

Monday – Asam Laksa

Tuesday – Nyonya Food

Wednesday – Porridge

Thursday – Nyonya Laksa

Friday – Nasi Ulam

Mimi Nyonya Laksa, 1.07 - 1.07A, Ground Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan Macalister, 10400 PenangTel:  +604 226 5184

Mimi Nyonya Laksa, 1.07 – 1.07A, Ground Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang
Tel: +604 226 5184

Mimi Koe - H/P:  +6019 472 3311

Mimi Koe – H/P: +6019 472 3311

Nyonya Laksa - Rm4/- per bowl

Nyonya Laksa – Rm4/- per bowl

A friend brought basil and peppermint leaves from her garden, which really makes the Nyonya Laksa all the more yummy!

A friend brought basil and peppermint leaves from her garden, which really made the Nyonya Laksa all the more yummy!

 

Friends enjoying Mimi's Nyonya Laksa

Friends enjoying Mimi’s Nyonya Laksa

Some friends having a second helping.

Some friends having a second helping.

Mimi sells other dishes too, which we have tried and found them to be good.  Fried rice, fried belacan chicken - to name a few.

Mimi sells other dishes too, which we have tried and found them to be good.  Fried rice, fried belacan chicken – to name a few.

Bon appetit.

Chinese New Year at New World Park, Penang

Chinese New Year is a round of dinners and on the evening of Saturday, 16th February we went to Starview Restaurant at New World Park for our annual dinner.  It was the same day as the Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration in Inner City of Georgetown and the place was pretty quiet, as most people were attending the celebration in the Heritage Enclave.

I personally love this al fresco type of mall.  The open air concept gives their management an opportunity to landscape the mall and make it full of greenery, unlike some other places where there is no opportunity to do so. 

The place has a performing stage and a food court, where the famous Swatow Lane Ice Kachang is now the main tenant.  This business was started by two Lee Brothers, who had since passed on leaving their 2nd and 3rd generation family members to run the business.  As I know them quite well, I asked them to pose for me and they obliged.

Had our Annual Dinner at Starview Restaurant

Had our Annual Dinner at Starview Restaurant

Cultural Drum Performance on the Perfoming Stage outside Starview Restaurant

Cultural Drum Performance on the Performing Stage outside Starview Restaurant

The OHL Gallery with beautiful wood carvings

The OHL Gallery with beautiful wood carvings

OHL Gallery - Memories of Penang

OHL Gallery – Memories of Old Penang

Shopping Area New World Park decorated with Chinese New Year lanterns

Shopping Area of New World Park decorated with Chinese New Year lanterns

Diners eating outside the Bistro

Diners eating outside Mizi Bistro – it was quiet for a Saturday evening.

To the Food Court.  Although it was a Saturday night, it was pretty quiet at New World Park because people were at the Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration at the Heritage Enclave of Georgetown.

To the Food Court at the rear of New World Park.  Notice how quiet it was because most people were at the Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration at the Heritage Enclave of Georgetown.

Lee family at their Swatow Lane Ice Kachang Stall

Lee family members at their Swatow Lane Ice Kachang Stall

Met Chai Sin Yeah in New World Park.

Met Chai Sin Yeah in New World Park.

Making my way to the Main Entrance fronting Jalan Burma.

Making my way to the Main Entrance fronting Jalan Burma.

New World Park's Chinese New Year Decoration.

New World Park’s Chinese New Year Decoration at Entrance of Jalan Burma