New World Park located in the heart of Georgetown has been billed as a everything-under-one-roof project. It currently houses a number of restaurants, a couple of franchise eateries, a performance pavilion, boutiques and last but not least, the Hawker Center! Food crawling is a good idea as there are plenty of dining options and you can move from one outlet to the other sampling the food Penang has to offer. With the Chinese New Year around the corner, this entertainment outlet, decorated in red has a number of exciting events all lined-up.

The events to usher in the Year of the Ox :

1) Lion Dance – 17th, 31st January & 3rd February (2pm, 8.30pm & 2pm)
2) China Acrobatic Troupe Show – 23rd, 24th, 29th January & 6th February (9pm)
3) Traditional Chinese Orchestra Performances – 21st & 23rd January (8.30pm)





Here is the review of some of the food I had in NWP!

The first food outlet to start off with is the legendary Chinese restaurant, Starview. A great place to have the CNY dinners and also entertaining friends. Every dining trip here brings out some of the best Chinese dishes, and I personally find it worth the price.

Tel :  04 2266544 & 2265213



Next, to savour Nyonya food, drop in to Nyonya Cafe (located just beside Starview). I love the Nasi Ulam which has a lot of spices and herbs. Another item worth trying is the Too Kua Kean (deep-fried pork liver rolls). I did visit their other outlet next to Naza Hotel in Tanjung Tokong.

Website :
Tel : 04 2288919




One gets to have a complete meal at Rou Gu Cha King which specializes in Bak Kut Teh. The specialty from this place is the Gan Rou Gu Cha (dry meat version).  Its items are reasonably priced, very pleasant dining area as well. A particular dish that caught my attention was the Combo Deep Fried Dim Sum.





Preference for  western cusine can be found at Mizi Bistro, which is just beside the Hawker Center. It serves Western and Oriental cuisines plus lunch sets too, like the Teriyaki Chicken and  Gordon Bleu sets which comes with free flow of ice cream. This place is usually crowded on weekends.




A favourite place for the young and old alike will be the Old Town White Coffee outlet. They serve the best White Coffee in Penang with a combination of great toasts (at least that is Hubby’s opinion).  We occasionally have our nice cuppa at Old Town. Other popular dishes would be the Nasi Lemak and Ipoh Hor Fun.






Starbucks, I believe, needs no introduction. Lovely and great hangout place to relax before or after a meal.  They have plenty to offer to diners, a good cup of coffee with many choices of pies, sandwiches and cakes. Still recalled, the few of us bloggers had a great night chit-chatting pass midnight at this outlet.




Last but not least, not forgetting the hawker stalls here that has a wide range of Malaysian street food such as the Swatow Lane Ice Kacang, Cendol, Yam Cake, Chai Kueh, Char Koay Teow/Mee and the Tee Nya Kuih. I particularly enjoy this dining place as it is much cleaner, and plenty of seats available.







Besides all the eateries, NWP houses several retail outlets. Watch out for the Maxis Lounge, retail shops selling fashion accessories, gifts, clothing as well as a hair salon and even a fish spa. Presently there are some on-going renovations as some new tenants will be moving. Sad to see some empty outlets as the previous eateries have closed down and shifted out.

Other food outlets in this place include :
Passions of Kerala – serves banana leaf rice with curries
BBQ Chicken – Korea’s No.1 Chicken Restaurant

Other food outlets that have closed down and shifted out (as of 20th January 2009) :
The Boulevard
Lok-Lok Restaurant
Shanghai Ding House of Dumplings

With all the restaurant and hawker food plus the shopping and entertainment, it is no wonder that New World Park is the place to be, and remains a main tourist attraction for the Pearl of the Orient. This place is open daily, from morning till late in the night.  This huge place is conveniently located in Burma Road and parking entrance can be access from Burma Road (front entrance) as well as Hutton Lane (back entrance). Be prepared to bring along your parking ticket as it uses the auto pay system. Feel free to check out the history of this place too.


New World Park
102 Burmah Road
10050 Penang

GPS Coordinate: N05°25.222′    E100°19.622′

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24 comments so far


wow…. it’s a good way to introduce the “New World Park”. You done a good jobs. lol

FoOd PaRaDiSe´s last blog post..Hai Nan Homecook Chinese Restaurant

January 22nd, 2009 at 8:05 am

Thanks for introducing New World Park to everyone! I’m sure it will be a great place for tourists to visit and locals to savour the great food here. :)

iamthewitch´s last blog post..My first day in Beijing, China

January 22nd, 2009 at 9:07 am

Seems like you ate everything there!! ahahaha
Best way to introduce NWP!
Good job

Eve´s last blog post..Protest Against Sexiness

January 22nd, 2009 at 9:26 am

details intro of this place….good job CK!

SimpleGirl´s last blog post..Asia Cafe SS15 Subang

January 22nd, 2009 at 9:46 am

What a real good place for great food and hanging out :)

Selba´s last blog post..Kue Pukis

January 22nd, 2009 at 9:59 am

Can’t wait to come back this weekend!!!! Aiiieeeeee!!!

550ml jar of faith´s last blog post..Reservations are for wimps, Fong Lye at Desa Sri Hartamas

January 22nd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

i like rou gu cha king, the dry bak kut teh. gong xi fa cai!!!

duckie´s last blog post..Cocktails for Chinese New Year

January 22nd, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Food Paradise – I think I am one of the last few to introduce this place…glad you like it :)

Iamthewitch – Hope they will up-keep and maintain this place well.

Eve – Those that I have tried earlier has already closed down but there are a few more I have yet to visit.

Simple Girl – Thanks…nice of you dropping by.

Selba – Very convenient…all in one place.

550ml jar of faith – Have a safe journey home, maybe can drop by Nibong Tebal for the curry prawns :)

Duckie – The gravy is nice with rice.
Happy Chinese New Year wishes to you too!

January 22nd, 2009 at 2:02 pm

That bak kut teh stall tak tau malu call themself the King….. if KL or Klang people saw, sure all laugh till roll on the floor ….. I go back test power and will know whether they are up to the standard of calling themself king. Myself and Daniel both are bak kut teh lovers and we savor countless of stalls in KL and Klang. Imagine Malay also join us eat for the bak kut teh we had. They can’t resist. :D

email2me´s last blog post..Affordable & Specialist in Lobster Cuisine, The Lobsterman [Homarus Americanus]

January 22nd, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Email2me – Cool down brother, its just a name. You could see all this type of names everywhere especially in Gurney Drive. There are the A1 Rojak, Best Rojak, Rojak King and many more….
They can put what they want, it just depends on whether the customers want to stick to them or not.

January 22nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Your pics are awesome, so many mouth watering dishes and great places you have introduced! Fantastic!

January 22nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Very nice review of NWP, one of my favorite eating place. The mixture of restaurants and good hawker food never fails to attract the crowd.

Sweet Jasmine´s last blog post..Missing My CNY Cookies……..

January 22nd, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Wow! Great coverage on the NWP’s eating outlets! It’s a pity seeing those restaurants closed down/moved out though.

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January 22nd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

hello! nice blog you have too! its been so long since i last visited Penang, i think at least 10 years? gosh. must go there, food paradize eh? :)

ladyironchef´s last blog post..the icing room: Fulfilling a child’s dream

January 23rd, 2009 at 12:03 am

NWP is my regular ‘haunt’ too. cos my family likes the banana leaf rice and mizi. :)
happy chinese new year to you and your family!

lingzie´s last blog post..Deep Fried Butter Oats Prawn Recipe for Chinese New Year

January 23rd, 2009 at 12:30 am

the first stop whenever i’m bk in Pg! cannot miss one!

thenomadGourmand´s last blog post..Sids Pub at TTDI

January 23rd, 2009 at 2:13 am

Good and comprehensive for a nice relaxing outing but having enjoyed Penang food the original way for many years I look forward to the coffee shop or stand around eating experience.

Chin´s last blog post..Rock Cafe – Medan Sunway, Jalan PJS 11/20, Bandar Sunway

January 23rd, 2009 at 8:21 am

Very good advert. NWP should give u a special member’s card-lah. Actually went on purpose to try Starview a month ago. We were turned away as it was booked for a wedding dinner. Saw Nyonya but skipped it as it was empty. =P
Finally ended up at Greenlane. =)

tummythoz´s last blog post..Kedai Biskut Ching Han Guan, Ipoh, Perak

January 23rd, 2009 at 11:34 am

Alice – Glad you like it…thanks for dropping by.

Sweet Jasmine – Thanks…Hope the new food outlets will introduce other types of yummy food.

Cariso – I also miss the food from the outlets that have closed down.

Ladyironchef – It would be nice seeing you dropping by in Penang…lots of changes since the last ten years.

Lingzie – I have yet to try the banana leaf rice…it should be nice since its one of your favorite joint. Gong Xi Fatt Cai!

ThenomadGourmand – looks like you are one of their loyal customers…haha

Chin – Each has its own ambiance…you can always drop in and have a look around.

Tummythoz – Just hope to see more people promote Penang.
Do make a reservation at Starview as they are even full during weekdays. As for Nyonya, do give it a try…

January 23rd, 2009 at 5:23 pm

nice review of this place.
Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family! :)

January 24th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Buzzingbee – Thanks Bee. Gong Xi Fa Cai and have a nice holiday :)

January 24th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

woa..what a coverage! Ok, I’m ready to put extra weight with all those food you pictured!

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January 30th, 2009 at 6:46 am

i been Mizi Bistro before, really a good place for dinner with friends. Planning for my next trip there :)

March 31st, 2009 at 4:28 pm

for mizi bistro . i tried it and it is truly terrible low quality food that pretend by looking high class.I really regret going there.i feel cheated.

September 1st, 2010 at 3:43 am

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    [...] Customers who have frequented the restaurant in Penang knows that Hot Wok Nyonya & Local Cuisine has established itself as the premier restaurant in serving authentic Peranakan or commonly known as Nyonya food from its earlier years in Gurney Plaza and later shifted to Tangkong Tokong. Now they still continue serving their customers in a double storey pre-war house along Jalan Burma, near to the many food eateries of Nagore Road and New World Park. [...]

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