Brief Introduction To Penang

Penang Island, the most populous island city in Malaysia, is situated in the state of Penang. With a population of 738,500, it is the second largest city in Malaysia by population, while the Greater Penang conurbation with 2.5 million inhabitants is the nation’s second most populous metropolis. Its capital, George Town, is one of the oldest cities in Malaysia and has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.


Penang Attractions

Some Common Knowledge….

  1. Malaysia is a Muslim country. Muslims are not allowed to drink alcohol. However, beer and liquids are widely available. Most of the Chinese restaurants serve beer and stronger local liquids (rice wine).
  2. We respect our Muslim friends so we try not to use Words like “work like a dog” or “I love pork”. This is against their religion to eat pork, so we are mindful of using those words.
  3. Penangite are gentle and discreet people. Please be considerate to your hosts.
  4. Dressing – Casual wear is accepted everywhere, swimsuits are acceptable at the beach, but if you go into a place such as the Post Office, government office or shopping, I recommend that you wear shorts and a tank top over your swimsuit.
  5. Blatant displays of affection like French kissing, groping, fondling, caressing etc in public are a definite no-no. What you do in private is entirely up to you. In the open, go easy on that smooch.
  6. If you visit a mosque or temple that is not usually on the tourist maps, it is a good idea to request permission from the caretaker on the premises. Moreover, they will often be able to tell you more than any tourist book.
  7. Take off your flip flops or sandals; wash your legs before stepping into an Indian temple. Muslim would appreciate if you cover your head and not to wear shorts.
  8. Keep your passport handy, but in a safe place. It is your only form of identification and is also required when changing money at banks.

Ban Heang万香饼家

Products: Tau Shar Pheah豆沙饼,  Kacang Tumbuk贡糖, Tambun Biscuit淡汶饼, Phong Pheah太阳饼,Heong Pheah香饼 etc.

BAN HEANG is the first in Penang who develop different flavor of Tambun biscuit. At the time, even though Leow’s workload was too much, he still spent time to create different flavor of Tambun biscuits to let customer to have more choices. Ban Heang has succeeded develop orange flavor, pandan flavor, coffee flavor and spicy shrimp flavor.

Currently there are more than 200 types of product available in Ban Heang where hot selling item will be Tambun Biscuits, Heong Pheah, Beh Teh Saw, Phong Pheah, Durian Crisp and Coconut Biscuits. Ban Heang’s signature products definitely are Tambun Biscuits and Heong Pheah.

Contact Ban Heang

Head Quater Address : 200, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang, Malaysia

Branch: Midlands Park(1 stop)

Penang International Airport: International Depart hall/Domestic Arrvival Hall

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Tel: 04-229 5018/228 5018

Fax: 04-228 5018

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Cheong Kim Chuan 钟金泉饼家

Product: Beh Teh Sor Biscuits马蹄酥, Tau Shar Pheah豆沙饼, Nutmeg oil, Nutmeg Medicated Oil, Nutmeg Drink

CHEONG KIM CHUAN (C.K.C.) has its humble beginnings in Penang since 1937, operating from a single retail shop on the steps to Kek Lok Si Temple in Ayer Itam, Penang.

Over the years, it has established its brand and has become a household name in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. C.K.C. is known especially for the manufacture and sales of premium quality nutmeg mace oils, nutmeg medicated oils and nutmeg balm, preserved nutmeg fruits, nutmeg syrup, belacan and a host of other traditional Malaysian Food Products.

Contact Cheong Kim Chuan钟金泉饼家

Address 1 : 99-B, Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-2266577

Address 2: Jalan Pasar, next to RHB Bank
Tel : 604-8283509

Address 3: 86 S, Jalan Kampung Pisang, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (Steps leading to Kek Lok Si temple)
Tel : 604-8284316

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