Friday, December 21, 2012

YMCA Penang: wants you!



This is an open invitation to anyone that wants to have a chance to link up or partner with the Ymca Penang to conduct projects for the community..
It may not be for the general community but even for your social groups...

Please PM me your ideas and see if we can partner with you. I am arranging a few programs myself...

Do let me know as we are submitting our budget for 2013 soon :)

Here are some ideas:
Music Band performances/ cattle of the bands/ competition - drums, guitar, solos, song writing/ composing
Dance (K-Pop, Hip-hop, Salsa, Modern)
Painting, Art, open canvass
Sports: Badminton, Dodge ball, Basket Ball,
Holiday Trips
Business opportunities (learning, classes)

We are already proposing a Christian song writing competition soon and also a dodgeball competition (as YMCA already emerge as champions for our last event)
We are even looking at finding talents for photography and model shoots

Welcome to all individuals, groups, events companies, talents, ect...
come and grow your talents with us!
Doesn't matter if your not a YMCA Pg member, (but if you are better)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

YMCA Penang: Flyer for 2013

Hey Guys!
The spotlight is currently on YMCA Penang, and this is very interesting...
YMCA Penang (Young Men's Christian Association) is very open to the public and it is NOT only for fact YMCA is for everyone! It's open to the general public

Their views are very liberal and their thinking is very open! 
So here it is! The YMCA Penang Flyer for 2013 


This is the latest flyer from them, so check it out!
YMCA Penang is also looking for talents that might want to bring their ideas out, or to conduct certain workshops, or hopes to attend certain workshops or empowerment. YMCA Penang can help you! 

Call Michael 0164207727 for more info :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Contact information for Malaysian government officials

Hey Penang Point readers!
I came across this contact sheet that is important enough to share:

Contact information for Malaysian government officials

Contact information for Malaysian government officials:

Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng: / 04-2614424 / 04-6505112

Penang Minister of Local Government, YB Mr. Chow Kon Yeow: / 04-2619888 / 04-6505133

Penang Minister of Town and County Planning, YB Mr. Wong Hon Wai: / 04-2610763 / 04-6505138

Penang Minister of Tourism Development, YB Mr. Law Heng Kiang: / 04-2619012 / 04-6505136

Penang Minister of Industry Development, YB Mr. Mansor bin Othman: / 04-6505131 / 04-2619905

Penang Minister of State Economic Planning, YB Prof. Dr. Ramasamy a/l Palanisamy: / 04-2629930 / 04-6505134

Penang Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development, YB Ms. Ong Kok Fooi: / 04-2614590 / 04-6505137

Penang Minister of Health and Welfare, Caring Society, Environment, YB Mr. Phee Boon Poh: / 04-2620860 / 04-6505387

Penang Minister of Agriculture, YB Mr. Law Choo Kiang: / 04-2620862 / 04-6505386

Penang State Secretary, YB Dato’ Zainal Rahim bin Seman: / 04-6505150/04-2615613

Leaders of the Penang MPPP, Sr. Tan Cheng Chui and Ar. Patahiyah bt. Ismail: /

General Manager of the World Heritage Organisation in George Town, Ms. Maimunah Bt. Mohd. Sharif: / 04-2592210

Commissioner of Heritage: /

Penang State- Principal Asst. Secretary:

For contact information for Penang state assembly members, please click here

For contact information for other MPPP officials, please click here

For contact information for Federal government officials, please click here

For contact information for government officials in other Malaysian States, please click here

Monday, August 27, 2012

Crepe Cottage, Gurney Drive, Penang

Hey guys!

I was really unsatisfied with the night pictures, so I came here again to Gurney Drive to check out the little cottage that serves good pancakes and turns out it has a name! The cafe is called "Crepe Cottage" and it is located right on the day busy, night calm road of Gurney Drive!
Address @ 77A, Persiaran Gurney

The out look of Crepe Cottage - "the ultimate Pancake & Ice Cream Palor

Located next to the famous "Coffee Island"

Another view from the left of the cottage

Regular joggers along the stretch of Gurney Drive

A view from inside the cottage. There are about roughly 10 tables of various sizes inside the cottage. Outside, there are about 4 tables with can accommodate 4 persons.

Another view of the seating inside the cottage.

Oh look! Yummies for the sweet tooth!

The menu. This time I managed to grab some pictures of the's not full, but it would give you an idea of the items and also the prices.

Starters, soups and some others....

Sundaes!! Yes! Diet would have to wait another day...!

Some for the options offered....

A view from the seat outside!

My selected choice! The no.6 Peppermint twist 'n' shake (RM 8.50). Well, I'm crazy for pepper int so...

Crepe Cottage's operating hours are from 6.30 pm (evening) - 12 pm (midnight). They are open everyday expect on Tuesdays. For reservation, you can call Agnes at 019-448168

Mike Cheong

Gurney Drive - at night

Hey guys,

Today we're gonna talk about the famous Gurney Drive, of Penang! Yes this is the spot that you want to check out, whether local or a visitor in this beautiful island. In this post, I will be showing you a little bit of the night scene at a particular stretch which I managed to cover.

Why? Well it's simply because Gurney Drive is one of the main contributors to the famous "Pear of the Orient" name that was given because of its beauty that was known worldwide. Did you know that The state of Penang is so blessed? Coming to Penang gives everyone a total different feel, a beauty to behold on its own - apart from mother land Malaysia.

Anyways, these Pictures were taken of my iPad cam, but I guess it captures the environment of a certain segment along the Gurney Drive walk way (a walkway that was built along side of the shore line)

Here is a little cottage that seems very cosy and nice. They serve good pancakes and delicacies that make your sweet tooth scream for more! I heard the Tom yum here is spicy and good too! A regular haunt for teenagers and young working youths alike.
Here's a picture facing the infamous coffee island along Gurney Drive. Can't say much about the coffee, but the food here is good! The environment here too is cosy and comfortable. They have indoor and outdoor seating (for smokers) or people who just love the out doors. They serve both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and beverages.
Bali Hai restaurant boldly claimes in their slogan - "if it swims, we have it". When I was a younger I would come and stare at their giant aquariums and their giant like fishes and crabs. Here they serve quite good seafood but we advised that their pricing is also huger then the rest, but patrons would enjoy their envorment here. Very Balinese style.
A view of the walk way.
There is a 7-11 convienient shop open for 24 hours here. Walk in anytime and any day of your choice and they would be ever ready to serve and cater for your mini shopping needs.
Next to it is the Zouk Spa. This is a massage palor that has both female and male masseurs. Most of them are from China and know their job well. Their Per-hour rate for a full body massage would be around RM50-60. They have food reflexology massages, head massages and ect..
That's all for now, will be posting more stuff soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Xuan Xin Steamboat Restaurant, Tanjung Tokong

Hoi Penang Pointers, Let me share with you another good restaurant for's Xuan Xin restaurant at Tanjung Bungah (beside Hong Kong Hotel and Dorae Korean food).


This place serves steamboat, very nice steamboat. This restaurant offers its customers a widespread serving of food, including dumplings, mushrooms, assorted seafood (fish, cuttlefish, crab & ect...) noodles and even meat you can choose from. But before that, patrons will get to make a personal choice of up to 2 types of soup. The unique thing about this place is that "broth/ porridge" is also included as one of the choices you can make in the soup menu!



Here is the sample of the menu that which you can order from.

Good thing about this place, it's not Iike the conventional steamboat cum d.i.y BBQ on your table. Here you get tepanyaki style services from a counter inside the restaurant. They are friendly and helpful. Just take your pick off the buffett spread of raw food, and pass it to them for professional frying!

Alright, that's all for now, hope you enjoyed your meal, I know I did!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prangin Mall, Penang

Okay today I am going to show you about Prangin Mall, Penang! Prangin Mall is the place to go if you are looking for various special and unique tools and gadgets that you can't get at other malls in Penang.

There are various shops for:-
1. IT (Internet Technology)
2. Clothings & accessories (street wear, sports, utilities)
3. Food (local delights, tidbits, Asian food)
4. Cinema (airing local and international films)
5. Ect....

Fashion for sale @ Prangin Mall!

Check out these street wear, for especially the younger generation! Attractive prices with latest street wear fashion
Here's something for the guys!

"Genaration Y" is in the house! Most of the customers here go for the K-pop or J-pop look!
(and here's something for the ladies)

Okay now let's check out some accessories!
(Cheap and good eh? Good for birthday presents for highschoolers 😁)
Well if you were to walk around some more, there are tons of other things you can find!
This time I didn't manage to stroll down the I.T section, but let's leave that for another time and place...and oh! They even dedicated the ground floor for mobile phone sales and services! Look at all those kiosk!
Wow, I guess I didn't have the chance to complain that i cannot get and food or drinks around here when i feel thirsty or hungry because there are just shops after shops, everywhere! (for those who are new to Penang or just haven't been here for a while, or even the local people...if you like asam asam, there are shops awaiting your arrival to purchase their goodies! )
Well, that's all for now! Till my next post...Good Bye for now! 🍺✌

Monday, February 20, 2012

Campbell Street Mall, Penang

I am at Campbell street mall, the street of wholesale of cloths, clothing, shoes, jewelry, bags and handy utilities! The streets here is bursting in color with so many merchants awaiting customers from near and afar to come and see what goodies they have in store for them!

Komtar! The pride of Penang Island

What I like about this place is that there are just so many things to choose from! But do remember that this street is also a big attraction in the tourist market, and is listed as one of the "must see" area for visiting tourist. So do remember, please ask for discounts especially when purchasing in "bulk". we are at the famous "Boon Wah" for textile! Here there are various types such as :-

  1. Lace

  2. Silk

  3. Schon

  4. Chinese brocade

please do ask for a discount from the owner "Ah Kok". He speaks fluent english, mandarins, cantonese and I think some bahasa Malaysia as well.

Here, "Boon Wah" is located at the corner area along Campbell Street and Jalan Pintal Tali (also known as Rope Walk St.). This area is famous for its previous activities where ropes made of coconut husk fabrics used to be woven here. The ropes that were delivered by handcarts and bullocks to the port as a means of logistic to transport to transfer the "goods" we're used for mooring ships.
This area is also famous for its Teow chew secret societies (gangsters) that used to run the streets here. Here local merchants pay them protection fees to keep their business running smoothly without any disturbance of petty crime and other secret societies. These Chinese gangsters take control of Georgetown as this was the prominent business area, before our current Gurney Plaza Shopping mall that youngsters and the young-at-heart "hang out" today.

Okay that's all for now, Mike signing off!