About CK Lam

CK Lam, food and travel writer, columnists and editor of http://www.what2seeonline.com ; featuring the Best of Penang Food. She constantly combs Penang for the best gastronomical delights and has been promoting cuisines, culture, heritage and events for 16 years (since 2007).

Welcome to http://www.what2seeonline.com, a blog created for my two boys, who weren’t at home at that moment in time, keeping track with them of the happenings at home and also the nice Penang food that they are missing out.

My love to try out various cuisines got me into actively promoting the food in Penang as this state had always been known as a famous ‘food’ state in Malaysia. I have reviewed many restaurants, and food outlets, and all the articles have since been published online and on printed materials. A Day In My Life, dining experience together with behind-the-scenes moments and all that’s good (and bad) can be seen in this blog of mine. Over the past 12 years (starting from 2010), I have also worked exclusively with the people in Asiaeuro Wines & Spirits and have since reviewed their many wine-tasting functions. 

I was called upon by the media to share my experience in the world of blogging. My website was featured in Guang Ming newspaper on 27th September 2008. Six months later, my work also garnered the blog to be listed in The Edge article of “65 Malaysian Websites That We Like + 1? for 2009.

This was followed by another article of me being featured in Guang Ming “we eat” on 29th March 2009 at the heritage dim sum eatery. A month down the road on 9th April 2009, there was a write-up of me being interviewed by Kwong Wah Yit Poh .

Freelance Writer for Going Places, Malaysia Airlines Inflight Magazine
September 2023 issue

Freelance Writer for Penang Tourist Information Portal
2009 – 2016 (7 years) Penang, Malaysia

Freelance Writer for Foodsion Magazine 食尚
2016 – 2017 (1 year) Penang, Malaysia

Freelance Writer for Penang Global Tourism
2015 – 2016 (1 year) Penang, Malaysia

Freelance Writer for Mongoose Publishing – Time Out Penang
2011 –  2015 (4 years) Penang, Malaysia

Freelance Writer for The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad
2010 – 2015 (5 years) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Freelance Writer for INK – connecting with travellers
2014 – 2014 (1 year) Singapore

Freelance Writer for Makansutra (World Street Food Business, Lifestyle)
2011 – 2016 (5 years) Singapore

Freelance Writer for I.M. Magazine, and the Inflight Magazine of Tiger Airways
and Hong Kong Express Airline Inflight UO Magazine.

Editor for my online website: www.what2seeonline.com
June 2007 – Present (16 years) Penang, Malaysia

The role also involved judging food competitions:
Star Cruises Nasi Kandar Cooking Competition 2013
Durian King Competition 2013
Battle of Penang Hawker Masters Competition 2012
District 308B2 Region 1 LEO Cooking Competition 2012
KDU Penang Powerchef Competition 2012
KDU Penang Powerchef Competition 2011
Asia Media Corp Cooking Competition 2011

Giving some talks :
“Writers Digest: Food Writing Today event” organized by Penang Global Tourism.
“Food Photography and Blogging event” held by Dell DRC Shutterbugs.

Featured in food videos:
“Penang Food Program” – broadcast in early 2012 on SF 1, first channel, national broadcaster in Switzerland & also 3 sat, national broadcaster in Germany.
“The Food Surprise” – three episodes of TV show aired on TLC Channel on 7th May 2012.
“Taste of Malaysia” – on board in chef Martin Yan’s, food and travel programme in May 2015.
“Pacific West Mother’s Day” – video shooting done in February 2016.

I do host food tours in Penang and my clients include VIPs (name to be shared when required), celebrity chef Martin Yan, chef Todd English, and chef James Won to C.B. Cebulski from Marvel, Chris Dwyer (formerly from CNN), writer Carey Jones, and James Oseland.

I have worked with accommodation providers from other countries. My hotel reviews include Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth Scarborough, Mantra On Hay (Perth CBD), Hotel Rottnest, Crown Perth, Novotel Vines Resort & Country Club, and Dusit Thani Bangkok, at the invitation of the Royal Thai Consulate-General.

While collaborating with the tourism board, I had the opportunity to work with:
Taiwan Tourism Bureau Malaysia Office
China Airlines Penang Branch
Tourism Western Australia
Philippines Department of Tourism
Royal Thai Consulate-General
Sarawak Tourism Board

Unreserved Issue 112
Essenze Magazine Vol. 34-14
The Malay Mail “Penang Pioneer Blogger”
The End Of Char Kway Teow Book
The Edge Magazine “65 Malaysian Websites That We Like”
Kwong Wah Yit Press Berhad
Guang Ming Daily “We Eat”

Email – cklam99@gmail.com
Instagram – https://instagram.com/ck_lam/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ck.lam.180
Website – https://www.what2seeonline.com/