Thursday, May 27, 2010

Durian & Food Fair 1-30 June 2010

Date: 1st to 30th June 2010
Location: Anjung Indah, Balik Pulau, Penang

Time: 11am to 6pm daily The whole month of June, satisfy your tastebuds with the legendary kinds of Penang's famous, 'Ang He','Hor lor'and more at the Penang.

Durian Festival from 1st till 30th June 2010! Stuff yourself with Penang's range of favourite Durian flavours at Anjung Indah, Balik Pulau from
11am till 6pm daily as a number of stalls from famous Durian estates will exhibit their prized Durians for a whole month.

Bring friends and families and judge for yourself on the irresistible fragrant Penang Durian types available. You have not truly experience
Penang till you have tasted the rage of the King of Fruits, only here in Penang! They're not called King of Fruits for nothing!

A fair entirely dedicated to the most notorious fruit, satisfy your tastebuds with the legendary kinds of Penang's famous, 'Ang He', 'Hor lor' and more! You have not truly experience Penang till you have tasted the rage of the King of Fruits, only here in Penang!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1 Day Only! Over 3000 rooms to Give Away

This is HOT from the oven! Make sure you wake up early tomorrow morning to grab those rooms! Expecting heavy traffic at its website.

Have you heard the great news?, formerly known as Go Holiday, has unveiled their all new website. The selection is just unbelievable! With over 70,000 hotels and more than 5,000 tours & activities for you to choose from, there are tons of things to see & do at our new site.

To celebrate this joyous occasion, there are 3,000 FREE Rooms as well as FREE Tours & Transfers up for grabs! So share our happiness and enjoy the best trip you can grab for yourself & your loved ones.

So save your time and plan your trip with us on today!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Firefly Facebook Second Wave Promo!

Starting on 24th May, come to our page (, be a fan, and enjoy 15% off for our tickets to all destinations. The second promotion is back due to overwhelming response from the fans on the first Faceoff promotion. As an added value, Firefly has also thrown in a 10% discount off their holiday packages. So, hurry up and be our fan to enjoy this, exclusively to all our Facebook fans! Promotion starts from 24th May and ends on 8 June 2010.

Popular Bookstore to Reopen in Komtar 27 May 2010

THE Popular bookstore outlet will return to Komtar this month, occupying its previous premises at the mall. This being the 9th outlet and the most popular bookstore in Penang.

Popular Malaysia Project and Business Development operations manager Siew Sheue Liang said at least RM4mil had been set aside to renovate the premises which would be modern in design with Penang heritage elements.

“The previous Komtar outlet was significant to the company as it was our first bookshop outside Kuala Lumpur in 1991. We moved out in 2004 after more than 13 years.

“We decided to make a comeback and contribute to the growth of the inner city. This ‘new’ outlet will be our 64th bookstore in Malaysia,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Popular Malaysia first started in Kuala Lumpur in 1984 and ventured into an expansion seven years later.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

1st Avenue Shopping Mall to Open in 3Q2010

1st Avenue, Penang's latest RM300 million shopping mall designed after Singapore's Raffles City, Marina Square and Suntech City, is set to open its doors in the third quarter of 2010.

The city centre retail mall, located in the heart of George Town on Magazine Road is jointly developed by three property and retail heavyweight groups Asian Retail Mall II Limited (ARML II), Belleview Group and Lion Group.

ARML II is the Asian real estate for Pramerica, which is the real estate investment management subsidiary of Prudential Financial Inc.

Asiamalls Management (SEA) Pte Ltd employer's representative and CEO Michael Leong said that the mall would house 280 shops on 400,000 sq ft of retail space with seven levels of zoned shopping.

Leong said the upmarket mall was modelled to target mainly the young and chic shoppers.

"80% to 90% of the shops will be the popular brandnames.

"We want to raise the standard of retail malls in Penang via 1st Avenue as tenants would also include Singapore retailers and the mall has also been carefully modelled after other successful malls in Singapore," he added.

The official launch of 1st Avenue and signing of its anchor tenant, Parkson Departmental Store, was witnessed by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Also present were 1st Avenue Mall Sdn Bhd director Datuk Sonny Ho, Pramerica CEO Victoria Shigehira Sharpe and Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd COO Toh Peng Khoon.

Parkson is taking up 92,000 sq ft of retail space across four levels and the outlet will be Parkson's 36th.

Sharpe said that the collective expertise of Pramerica, Lion Group and Belleview Group will bring a new wave of shopping experience to Penang.

"Malaysia's sound economic fundamentals and strong growth capacity is evident from the Asian Public Real Estate's Association's recent REIT report, which stated that Malaysia's market capitalisation of US$1.43 billion (RM4.9 billion) is behind markets like Japan, which leads, followed by Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand.

"We are encouraged by these statistics, which point to a robust growth potential," she added.

As of June 30, Pramerica Asia managed US$6.4 billion of gross assets throughout Asia via ARMF-managed shopping malls in Singapore, namely Tiong Bahru Plaza, Century Square, Hougang Mall, White Sands, Liang Court and Tampines 1. - By Regina William (The Edge Property)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Matta Fair Penang 2 - 4 July 2010

Date : Jul 2 - 4 2010
Time : 10:00am- 9:00pm
Venue : Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
Jalan Tun Dr Awang Penang
Category : MATTA Fair

For more details, please contact :
Ms Evelyn Toh or Emilie Lim
MATTA Penang Chapter
Unit 98-3-11A, Prima Tanjung Business Centre
Jalan Fettes, Bandar Tanjung Tokong
10470 Penang
Tel : 04-8900106
Fax : 04-8900107
Email : and

NEPCON 2010, 15 - 17June @ PISA

Organiser : Reed Exhibition
Date : 15th Jun 2010 - 17th Jun 2010
Time : 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Venue : Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), Arena & Concourse
Status : Trade

NEPCON Malaysia 2010 - Penang is your gateway into the Malaysian electronics manufacturing sector, bringing
together international suppliers of equipment, products and services and the multinational and local manufacturers in
Malaysia. NEPCON Malaysia 2010 - Penang features a comprehensive showcase of:

• SMT assembly & PCB assembly equipment
• Testing and Measurement equipment
• Active and passive components
• Metal Stamping, Rubber Molding & Contract Manufacturing

Springboard to the Asia's Electronic Manufacturing industry

• Meet buyers, decision-makers and specifiers
• Network and build new business contacts
• Increase your company and product awareness
• Launch your new products

More details at

Shangri-La’s 1 for 1 offer International Buffet

Enjoy a sumptuous spread of Chinese, Indian, Western, Japanese and local Malaysian favourites, plus up to 30 mouth-watering desserts. This heavenly buffet also features a wide selection of salads, vegetable antipasto,
cold cuts, carvery delights and a 'live' cooking station.

Feast your eyes, indulge your palate as the chefs cook up their masterpieces or lean across to tell them how you like your food to be prepared.

Available from Sunday to Thursday
6:30pm to 10:30pm
RM104++ adult | RM52++ child
Complimentary buffet meal for children under the age of 6 when dining with parents.
Price is subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax

Terms and Conditions:
• Offer is for adult buffet dinners (food only) at Spice Market Café
• This promotion is not applicable for children’s buffet
• The FREE buffet dinner for the second person only applies when dining with the paying guest in the same evening
• This offer is not refundable or exchangeable for cash and cannot be used in conjunction with
any other promotion, discount programme, credit card discount or group rate through travel agents

BNM Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010 from 20May - 9June

Enjoy 5% profits per annum with the BNM Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010, available at commercial banks, Islamic banks, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Bank Simpanan National and Agrobank.

Subscription period: 20th May till 13th June 2010
Eligibility: Malaysian citizens aged 21 years and above

- Susuk will have a maturity of 3 years
- Based on Shariah principles
- Minimum subscription of RM1,000 and maximum of RM50,000
- Issuance date: 21st June 2010
- Resaleable before maturity date

Visit bank or website for more details.

Call BNMTELELINK at 1 300 885 465 for enquiries.


See Also:
Key Features of Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010
List of Agent Banks
Subscription Form [PDF, 16K]
Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MATLAB® & SIMULINK® Day 2010 17June 2010

The MATLAB® & Simulink® Day 2010 is a FREE, one-day event that features technical presentations and product demos of MATLAB & Simulink as well as other related tools to
Learn industry best practices through 15 technical presentations
Explore latest R&D tools showcase by participating partners at the Technology Pavilion
Interact with more than 10 MATLAB specialists from the U.S. and ASEAN
Exchange ideas and techniques with other industry professionals

Do not miss this biggest MATLAB & Simulink regional event of the year!


LSS Electrical Warehouse Sale 20-23May

LSS Electrical, Batu Maung is having a Warehouse Sale from 20th-23rd May.

LSS Electrical Hypermarket established since year 2003, and now transform into a one stop family needs shopping centre. In line with LSS slogan:” Together with You ”, LSS always explore and understand her customer’s needs in order to provide better services and friendly shopping environment.

Today the LSS Electrical Hypermarket carries a total 20000 lines of products ranges from the most luxury electrical appliances to daily household needs. It consist of more than 20 sections, just to name a few of them: LCD TV, Audio Visual, Air-con, Washing Machine, Microwave, Cooking Ware, Fan, Lighting, Hob & Hood, Refrigerator, Water Heater, Water Filter, Vacuum, DIY Tools, Kitchen & Sanitary, Toys & Education, Household, Gas Accessories, Toiletries, Glassware, Car Accessories, Gardening and many more.

It even provides a playground for kids, resting corner for customer and not forgetting free drink for them. Recently LSS Electrical Hypermarket also set up a brand new concept living room and modern lifestyle kitchen. You are most welcome to visit us today.

More info at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fireflyz MAYDAY! Special Extravaganza (PEN-LGK from RM38)

Firefly is offering:

Subang to Johor Bahru or Penang from RM38
Penang to Langkawi from RM38
Subang to Singapore from RM88

Booking period from 17th till 30th May 2010
Travel period from 1st June till 26th August 2010

Flights and fares are subject to availability. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights, public holidays, school break and weekends.

Other terms and conditions apply.

You can book online or via on your mobile phone.


iFOODex , Malaysia’s Largest International Consumer Food Exhibition 4-6June @PISA

Date: 4th - 6th June 2010
Time: 11am - 9pm
Venue: Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)

iFOODex will return again as Malaysia’s Largest International Consumer Food Exhibition. Organized since 1999, iFOODex has consistently grown its exhibitors and visitors, surpassing the 95,000 number mark last year. The event attracts locals as well as international visitors, looking for a chance to sample our cuisine and to pick up food items at below factory prices. So, come and share with us, our passion, our lives, our food. Definitely an event that cannot be missed in Malaysia!

More details at

Nandos Delivery Menu, Call 1300-88-6555

Peri-Medic, Nandos Delivery is now available but limited to selected areas only. If you feel like having their trademark peri-peri flame-grilled chicken and old-styled chips, call 1300-88-6555 to order now!

More details at

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

French Art & Film Festival 2010

FRENCH film lovers are in for a treat as the ninth edition of the French Art and Film Festival (FAFF) 2010 will showcase eight critically acclaimed, award winning flicks.

Organised by the Alliance Francaise and French Embassy in Malaysia, the event will see these films screened from May 13 to 25 at the Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in Midvalley, 1 Utama and Pavilion KL, before moving on to Penang’s GSC Gurney Plaza from May 26 to June 2.

The lineup includes period biography Coco Before Chanel, thrillers Towards Zero, 13m2 and Largo Winch, comedies Could This Be Love? and Changing Sides and dramas Summer Hours and Afterwards.
For full details, visit

Monday, May 17, 2010

Soutbay City - The Secret to a Modern Lifestyle

Southbay Plaza is phase 1 of Southbay City development situated at Batu Maung, Penang. Strategically located with easy access to Bayan Lepas Industrial Area, Penang International Airport and the 2nd Link Bridge which is due for completion in 2013.

Southbay Plaza @ Southbay City, a freehold project developed by Mah Sing Group consists of retail shops and residential suites.

Retail Shops
1-storey retail shop : 1,200 sq.ft. to 1,500 sq.ft.
2-storey retail shop : 2,800 sq.ft. to 3,200 sq.ft.
3-storey retail shop : 4,500 sq.ft. to 14,000 sq.ft.

Residential Suites
Type A (1 bedroom) : 1,028 sq.ft.
Type B (1 + 1 bedrooms) : 1,150 sq.ft.
Type C (2 bedrooms) : 1,345 sq.ft.
Type D (2 bedrooms) : 1,500 sq.ft. (Duplex)
Type E (2 bedrooms) : 1,620 sq.ft. (Duplex)
Type F (3 + 1 bedrooms) : 1,645 sq.ft.

Property Project : Southbay Plaza
Location : Southbay City, Batu Maung, Penang
Property Type : Retail Shop, Residential Suite
Tenure : Freehold
Developer : Enrich Property Development Sdn Bhd (A subsidiary of Mah Sing Group)
Website :

New Menu at Sakae Sushi

Sakae Sushi introduced its new menu since 1st May but it is only available at selected restaurants right now. Had the chance to sample these during the food tasting invitation back in 2009. Took them a while to release it. Try the new menu at these Sakae Sushi restaurants now!

The Curve
Subang Parade
Pavilion KL
Bangsar Village II
Sunway Pyramid
Cheras Leisure Mall
Queensbay Mall
Sunway Carnival Mall

For more detailed info, please visit:!/album.php?id=166617570328&aid=223007&...


AirAsia Free Seats starts from 18th May

Summary: AirAsia 2010 Free Seats Sale, Booking Period 18 – 23 May 2010, Travel Period 3 Jan – 8 May 2011
  • Langkawi
  • Kuala Terengganu
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Phuket
  • Bangkok
  • Krabi
  • Penang
  • Singapore
  • Johor Bahru
  • Hong Kong
  • Jakarta
  • Bandung
  • Medan
  • and many more!

Celebrate Sensa7ional Indulgences!

7aste is about experiencing a whole new world of enjoyment from around the globe, as we bring you nothing but the best indulgences.

From lip-smacking food to mouthwatering drinks and music with rhythms that thump your heart ecstatically, let all the pleasures Cape Town thrill your senses.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Station 1 Cafe Opening Soon at Queensbay Mall

Station 1 Cafe is opening its 3rd branch in Penang after the success at Komtar Walk and Bukit Mertajam. It is still under renovation and I have no information on the opening date yet. I'm guessing soon before the World Cup as they have released a few Football Frenzy menus. The new outlet would be situated at the Ground Floor just beside an entrance next to TGI Friday's. Their concept is modern, chic-dining with fusion food very popular amongst the younger generation these days.

Take a look at their Promotional Menu!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Subway Now Open at Queensbay Mall

Subway recently opened its 4th branch in Penang at Queensbay Mall. When the 1st outlet opened at E-Gate, everyone was hesitant and nobody expected it to be so successful especially as our staple food being rice. But ever since, it has proliferated and other branches soon follow at Gurney Tower and Auto City.

This is an alternative choice which is much more healthier than the hawker food we grew so accustomed to, albeit at a heftier price. Is good that Penangites are starting to eat and live healthier lives, and it reflects on our development progress. I would love to see more sandwich delis opening up and other healthier food alternatives being offered.

Lot No.GF-26 K26A & K26B
Ground Floor Queensbay Mall
Bayan Lepas PP 11900
60 4 6403838

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Famous Penangites: Datuk Lee Chong Wei

With the Thomas Cup finals currently being played in Malaysia, what better time to honor & provide support to our fellow Penangite Datuk Lee Chong Wei. I'm sure he will lead the team well and rewrite the history of 1992. To me, his three most memorable performance of his career are the 2008 Olympics runners-up, 2010 All-England Champion and 2006 Malaysian Open Champion, where he came back from the brink of defeat to beat Lin Dan. In 2006, Chong Wei somehow saved eight match points to subdue then World No.1 Lin Dan to win his 3rd consecutive Malaysia Open title in Kuching.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei (simplified Chinese: 李宗伟; traditional Chinese: 李宗偉; pinyin: Lǐ Zōngwěi, born in Bukit Mertajam, Penang; October 21, 1982[1]) is a professional badminton player from Malaysia who resides in Bukit Mertajam.[2] Lee won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games, thus becoming the first Malaysian to reach the final of the men's singles event and ending Malaysia's Olympic medal drought since the 1996 Games. This achievement also earned him the title Datuk, and a description by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak as national hero.[3]

In his early years (during primary school in SRJK(C) Jit Sin (B)), Berapit, Lee favoured basketball, however his mother soon banned him from that activity due to the searing heat of the outdoor basketball court. Lee began to learn badminton at the age of 11, when his father, who liked to play the game, brought him to the badminton hall. Attracting the attention of a local coach, the coach asked Lee's father if he could take him as a student. After receiving the nod from his father, the coach began to train Lee after school.[5] Discovered by Misbun Sidek, he was drafted into the national squad when he was seventeen years old.[6]

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wesak Day Celebrations in Penang - 28th May 2010


Observed by Buddhists and Taoists, Wesak Day marks the Buddha's birthday, enlightenment and passing. The occasion is celebrated with chanting and prayers at the many Buddhist temples dotting the state. Free vegetarian meals are served at most temples and devotees are encouraged to participate in acts of charity such as making offerings of food to monks and donations for the poor and underprivileged.

The highlight of the celebration would be the grand float procession. More than 10,000 devotees from 37 Buddhist associations are expected to take part in the 7km float and candlelight procession that will start from the MBA pre-mises. The procession will start at 6pm from MBA and will pass Pangkor Road, Kelawei Road, Burmah Lane, Burmah Road, Peel Avenue, Macalister Road, Anson Road and Madras Lane before returning to the association. For details, call 04-2262690.

The Malaysian Buddhist Directory in Penang

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Popular Mother's Day Special @Gurney Plaza and Megamall

Do something special for Mum this Mothers' Day. Stop by Gurney Plaza or Megamall to show off your creativity and impress your mama.

Mother's Day Hotel Buffet Promotions

Spice Market Cafe Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sunday, 9 May 2010 | 11:45am to 3:00pm
RM120++ (adult) RM60++ (child)

with free flow of soft drinks, fruit juices, house wines and beer. Entertainment by live band Celebrate with Mom over a splendid buffet with ethnic Asian specialities and dessert temptations. Mothers receive a mystery gift while husbands and kids can take part in a cupcake decoration competition to win complimentary dining vouchers. For enquiries and reservations, please call Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa at 04- 888 8888.

Sunday, 9 May 2010 | 12:00pm to 3:00pm
RM58++ (adult) RM29++ (child)
PARKROYAL Prestige members: Enjoy 30% discount with your privileges inclusive of
• A stalk of carnation for mothers
• Cake-cutting ceremony for mothers
• One entry for Lucky Draw per bill
• Additional 10% discount voucher for PARKROYAL Prestige members for Father's Day (valid for one father only)
• Discount vouchers for spa treatments at St Gregory, photo shooting at Shalom and electrical items at OneTwoThreeFour Electrical Centre.
Please call 04-881 1133 Ext. 8212 or email to make your reservation or for more information.
* Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax. 


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Neway Karaoke Box First Outlet in Penang

Neway Karaoke Box Penang Opening Promotion – Celebrate the 8th outlet of Neway Karaoke in Queensbay Mall, Penang (tentatively on 6th May 2010) with Neway 8uddies Promotion. Just show an “8″ in your identity card and get a 15% discount on head charge. Every subsequent “8″ will be entitled for an additional 5% discount on head charge (up to maximum of 50% discount).  Eg: IC number of 880808-07-5768 will get 15%  + 20% discount.
*Promotion valid from 10/5/2010 – 30/6/2010 at Penang outlet only.

Queensbay Mall
3F-28, 27 & 26, Queensbay Mall, 100 Persiaran Bayan Baru 11900 Bayan Lepas Pulau Pinang


LED Chip Maker Creates 1,000 Jobs

THE new Osram light-emitting diodes (LEDs) wafer fabrication facility at the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park will create about 1,000 jobs.

This means that the company will have some 4,000 workers by end of the year.

“Some 15% to 20% of the workforce to be recruited will comprise engineers,” said Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH president and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ruediger Mueller after the launching of the wafer fabrication facility by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed on Tuesday.

“Each year, the new production facility can turn out enough chips to cover an area of 500 sq metres.

“That’s equivalent to the surface area of a wing on a Boeing 747 or two tennis courts.

“And we are not talking about giant chips. We’re talking about structural elements hardly visible to the naked eye. At least eight of our smallest chips fit on the head of a pin!” he added.

Osram manufactures the LED chips with indium-gallium-nitride technology on 4-inch wafers, which serve as the basis for blue and white LEDs.

“Their main fields of application are solid state lighting, LCD backlights, flash for cameras and mobile phones, automotive forward lighting and others which are only emerging today,” he said.

Mueller said the new LED chip production facility would further strengthen Osram’s LED market position.

He said: “Penang’s strategic location enables us to get our products quickly to the market.

“We are the only manufacturer to make LED chips in Asia and Europe.

“This unique advantage gives us a perfect position in terms of quantity, quality, cost and flexibility.”