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BY CK Lam

There are many new cafes with interesting ambience and unique features to explore in Penang, especially with the cafe culture gaining much popularity over the last few years. Most of these quaint cafes managed by both locals and expatriates are located in the heritage enclave of George Town and it is definitely worth exploring on foot.

Old charming new cafes around the heritage enclave of George Town

 

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Recently I had the honor to be interviewed by rasarasa.net. The article The Accidental Food Blogger’ appeared in the section – Talking Food, whereby they recorded views of people who contribute to the promotion of Malaysian food.

The entire on-line interview, which revolved mainly about myself and my food website from the foundation where it all started, was published on the 15th October 2010. The article can be viewed here.

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On the other note, my Penang food blog www.what2seeonline.com celebrated its third anniversary. I would like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to all my readers for the continued patronage in supporting this website of mine!

I really enjoy being part of the food blogging community where I have been connecting and sharing my joy of food and photography. Do feel free to drop a comment anytime to share your opinion regarding my blog and its contents.

Thank you for supporting What2seeonline.com!

Recently I got the pleasure of writing for the New Straits Times newspaper. It was a privilege to contribute my articles which will be featured in the Life & Times section covering mostly on food. It gives me the chance of introducing and promoting mainly food from Penang (with other places in time to come) as well as covering interviews with chefs and restaurateurs. From time to time I will contribute to the Travel & Living section as well.

What’s the difference between writing for the newspaper and my own food blog? Well, I have to deliver the articles by the deadline and I really enjoy the writing experience. Furthermore, it gives me great joy to see my work in print!

I have written a few articles, all of which have now been published and there are more to come. Do grab a copy of the New Straits Times and check out my articles. Hope everyone enjoys reading it!

The NST, 10th April 2010

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The NST, 9th April 2010

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The NST, 5th April 2010

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The NST, 29th March 2010

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The NST, 27th March 2010

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The NST, 26th March 2010

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The NST, 20th March 2010

The NST, 12th March 2010

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The NST, 5th March 2010

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Although I am pretty much busy writing the articles, I will constantly write reviews for this food blog too. Do stay tuned to What2seeonline.com for more of the Best of Penang Food.


Create lasting memories of your nuptials at Prince Hotel!

Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur helps in discovering the latest trends in the world of wedding with the Princely Wedding Fair 2010 held in its hotel on 9th January. I attended the Wedding Fair featuring more than 20 professional participating wedding partners showcasing bridal gown and groom’s suites, photography, video, cakes, gifts and decorations.

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Wedding, a celebration of togetherness…

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I was in Kuala Lumpur recently to attend the launching of the inaugural fund raising event “JAMUAN TEH MALAYSIA” (Malaysia Tea Party) in the elegant ballroom of Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur. The event was modeled after the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, held annually by the Australian Cancer Council.

Initiated by the Australian High Commission and MANZA (Malaysia Australian New Zealand Association) and organized by the BCWA (Breast Cancer Welfare Association) and NCSM (National Cancer Society Malaysia), the event featured a Fashion Show by our local outstanding designer, Carven Ong. Many gather for the event which was graced by Her Excellency Ms Penny Williams, Australia High Commissioner to Malaysia.

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Wow…this food blog of mine, www.what2seeonline.com has just turned two. Many of my readers who have been following my food blog since the beginning would know that my blog is mainly promoting Penang food. It won’t have come this far without everyone’s support. Special thanks, especially to my fellow Penang bloggers, my dear hubby and family, as well as all my readers.

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Two Years Old…

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Lifestyle Magazine Red Tomato has hit the scene with its launching last Thursday in Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This free Chinese weekly magazine with many interesting topics is now circulated in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Readers get to enjoy lifestyle topics featuring current issues, economics, investment, entertainment, health and beauty.

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Informative magazine

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In February I was invited by Mr Fabian Ooi of Kwong Wah Yit Poh to do an interview. It is indeed an honor to be featured on a full page article with pictures in the ‘Outstanding People’ column. I would like to say thank you to everyone in Kwong Wah Yit Poh and especially to Mr Fabian Ooi for all the things that he has done to get the article published.

The article can be found on the 9th April Issue on Page C1.

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The day started with a “yum cha” session at the old eatery, Aik Hoe Restaurant located in Carnavon Street. This restaurant which occupied two shop houses still managed to retain its old nostalgic charm after fifty over years. The fixtures of old ceiling fans with flooring of small squares of blue and white tiles still remain there after all these years, making this place a real heritage in its own way.

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Nothing much have changed and the restaurant still has the very ‘Chinese old school look’, even still with its signature metal chairs. The shop’s name has been embedded into the metal chair itself; a real rare find nowadays.

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I am happy to see myself featured in the “We Eat” section in the Guang Ming Daily published on 29th March 2009. It was indeed an honour to see the full page article of the ‘yum cha” session in Aik Hoe, one of the oldest restaurants in Penang which is well known for its authentic dim sum.

The article featured four people with their opinions on different authentic food outlets in Penang. To find out more of the specialty dim sum at Aik Hoe Restaurant, do stay tune for my upcoming post.

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I would like to express my thanks to Lee Choo, the feature writer from Guang Ming for inviting me to the yum cha session and also for her write up article. Click here for the online version.

Thank you very much to all of you for reading and supporting my food blog. If you are one of the new readers, please do not hesitate to join in and browse through my blog to find out more nice food outlets. Furthermore, comments and feedback is always welcomed.

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