Tropical Fruit Juice @ Botanic Gardens

The Tropical Fruit juice bar is a godsend to anyone who has been hiking up Penang Hill or running or walking around the Botanic Gardens.   Groups such as the Monday Morning Hiking Group and the Tuesday Morning Running Group make the Juice Bar there start and end point, finishing with a well-deserved drink to revive them. Continue reading

Chai Diam Ma Cafe & Gallery

Arts and crafts PenangChai Diam Ma Cafe is a rare find, a cafe that looks like a hippie hangout, but is also an arts and crafts gallery, supporting local artists.

You can’t miss the cafe, housed in a pre-war house on Lebuh Queen, with its psychedelic walls and plenty of plants and greenery. Inside, the whitewashed wooden beamed ceiling, blue walls and the eclectic choice of furniture give the interior a definite “shabby chic” feeling. Continue reading

The Art of Chinese Tea Making at Yi Bin

Art of Chinese Tea Making 010In a beautiful double-storey colonial style link house in Jalan Hutton, you can learn the ancient art of Chinese tea making.

Yi Bin, The Mansion of Tea Art, is owned by Mr Lai who has been interested in Chinese tea for the last 10 years; his immense knowledge learned from friends, books and experience. He also enjoys collecting tea ware which he has displayed around the shop. Continue reading