Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MLTR is coming to town! MLTR World Tour Live in Malaysia 2011

Good news to Micheal Learns to Rock (MLTR) fans as the famous Danish are dropping by Penang as part of their World Tour Live in Malaysia. Expect a sell out crowd at PISA on 22 Apr, so be sure to book your tickets early. This is one live act I wouldn't want to miss.

Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) fans are in for a treat - the Danish pop act is scheduled to visit Malaysia this April and the band will be on a three city tour covering Kuala Lumpur, PPenang and Kuantan.
Presented by MBI International, the upcoming tour of this legendary soft rock band will take the stage of Penang Pisa Stadium on 22 April, Kuala Lumpur KLCC Plenary Hall on 24 April and Kuantan Sukpa Stadium on 30 April 2011, featuring all of their popular songs as well as new ones from their recent album, Eternity, brought out under their own independent label, MLTR Music.
MLTR recorded a sell-out concert here in Malaysia back in 2009 and this popular Danish soft rock band does seem to have a strong fan base as all 6,000 seats at the hall were filled with groupies who seemed to know every word of the band's songs.
MLTR has been enthralling audiences all across the globe since the past 2 decades. The band is regarded as one of the finest 'pop makers' ever to have hit the global music arena.
Comprising lead vocals and keyboardist Jascha Richter, drummer Kare Wanscher and guitarist Mikkel Lentz, the well known Danish pop trio has more than 8 million recordings to its credit since its professional debut in 1991.
Few of MLTR's chartbuster albums include: Colours, Played on Pepper, Nothing to Lose, Blue Night and Eternity. Some of their evergreen hits include: The Actor, Sleeping Child, Someday, That's Why (You Go Away), Breaking My Heart, It's Only Love, Nothing to Lose and You Took My Heart Away.
Organized by Star Planet, tickets for the MLTR World Tour Live in Malaysia 2011 are priced at RM323 (VIP), RM223 (PS1), RM163 (PS2), and RM103 (PS3). Tickets are open for sale with a 15% discount extended on limited tickets only.
For tickets, call Star Planet 03-92233667 or TicketCharge 03-92228811 or visit official website

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Khun Thai, Authentic Thai Restaurant @Permatang Tengah

At first glance, the facade might look very ordinary but once you step inside you couldn't stop to imagine that you are somewhere in Bangkok or Chiangmai having your dinner. Of course it is a bit exaggerated but this is the kind of feeling I had every time I visit Khun Thai restaurant at Permatang Tengah.

To me the food and variety is only average but the reason I keep coming back is because of the price and the atmosphere. On average, the prices are 20-30% lower compared to Thai restaurants on the island. Of course, the petrol and toll for the trip may set you back a bit but imagine if you could enjoy dining in Thailand without making the trip there. Only thing is they don't accept Thai Baht.

My favourite dishes are the tanghoon prawn, thai-style fish and prawn fritters. I've seen people ordering the seafood platter which is even more economical but I have to give that a skip. Too bad many of the famous thai dishes has been pulled out of the menu especially the famous dessert Tub Tim Grob. Maybe this is part of its efforts to maintain its excellent TAT.

Give it a try, you won't regret it.

The facade looks ordinary like some swift let farm with the two open windows?
Main dining hall close to the entrance
Another dining hall close to the kitchen and reception area
Source of light for the bamboo hut dining area
Bamboo huts powered by powerful fans to reduce the heat
Miaeng Kum, taste-bud tantalizing Thai appetizer
Miaeng kum wrapped and ready to go

Thai-style fish

Frog or chooi kay, fried in Kung Po and Thai-style

The tanghoon prawn being prepared by the waiter
Tanghoon prawn ready for consumption
Seafood otak-otak stuffed in empty coconut shell

Prawn fritters with lemon sauce, just discovered this and my favourite

1. Miaeng Kum - rm10
2. Thai style steam fish (Siakap) - rm43
3. Deep-fried Prawn fritters - rm16
4. Tanghoon shrimp - rm18
5. Seafood Otak-Otak - rm20
6. Chooi Kay (300gm) - Thai style - rm18
7. Chooi Kay (300gm) - Kung Po style - rm18

7 dishes for 3 hungry person @rm50/pax. You be the judge...

Photos courtesy of Boon's Gallery

Thursday, February 24, 2011

UEFA Champions League Trophy is Coming to Town

This 5 & 6 Mar, the most coveted trophy in European football will set foot in Gurney Plaza Penang. Set among the lush landscape of Gurney Park, it is the perfect spot for a picture perfect moment with the trophy for footy fans.

A UCL football legend was also said to be making his appearance at the site to greet fans. If not mistaken, it is the legendary Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola. Besides the trophy itself, a series of activities had been lined up for fans, including a chance to win tickets to watch the UCL finals 2011 in Wembley.

So grab your jerseys and head to Gurney Plaza next weekend.

Gurney Plaza
New Wing Atrium, Ground Floor
5 - 6 March 2011
11.30am - 8.30pm

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yahoo! Selects Penang Amongst the 10 Top Islands to Explore Before You Die

Another proud moment for Penang as we are ranked at #8 amongst the Top 10 Islands to Explore Before You Die published by Yahoo!

Yahoo! travel writer Gary McKechnie is particularly impressed by the fusion of food, local architecture, beach resorts, preserved mangroves, fishing villages, mosque, church and temple especially Kek Lok Si.

Below are the top 10 list of islands.

1. Bali, Indonesia
2. Vieques, Puerto Rico
3. Easter Island, Chile
4. Ischia in the bay of Naples, Italy
5. Chiloe, Chile
6. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
7. Key West, Conch Republic
8. Penang, Malaysia
9. Galapagos, Ecuador
10. Palm Islands, Dubai


Friday, January 21, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai & Happy Chinese New Year but where to dine???

Start the Year of the Rabbit with a BANG! Good food will translate to good fortune and prosperity. Why not Lo Hei and start your new year at these venues. Here's a compilation of sumptuous Chinese New Year buffet offered by selected hotels in Penang. Enjoy & Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Spice Market Cafe
Reunion Dinner Buffet
2 February 2011 | 6:30pm to 10:30pm
RM178++ (adult) | RM89++ (child)

Joyluck Brunch Buffet
3 to 6 February 2011
12:00 noon to 3:00pm
RM120++ (adult) | RM60++ (child)

'Fatt Choy' Dinner Buffet
3 to 6 February 2011 | 6:30pm to 10:30pm
RM178++ (adult) | RM89++ (child)

Pinang Restaurant & Bar
Prosperity Sunset BBQ
Dinner Buffet
2 to 6 February 2011 | 6:30pm to 10:30pm
RM138++ (adult) | RM69++ (child)

Chinese New Year Western Reunion Set Dinner
Tuesday to Thursday, 1 to 3 February 2011
7:00pm to 10:00pm
RM138++ per person
Price includes a glass of red or white wine per person

Chinese Reunion Buffet Dinner
Get together with family and friends on the eve of the lunar new year over a delectable spread replete with the season’s delicacies.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
7:00pm to 10:00pm
RM108++ adult, RM68++ teenager, RM42++ child
Free flow of wine, beer, fruit punch and soft drinks

Chinese ‘Lo Hei’ Buffet Dinner
Celebrate over a sumptuous fare that includes Braised fish maw soup, Prosperity herbal duck, Almond flake chicken, Stir-fried prawn “Bi Fang Tong” style, Braised sea treasures with broccoli, Stir-fried fragrant yam rice and Yee Sang salad.
Thursday to Saturday, 3 to 5 February 2011
7:00pm to 10:00pm
RM108++ adult, RM68++ teenager, RM42++ child
Free flow of wine, beer, fruit punch and soft drinks

Chinese Prosperity Buffet Lunch
We are serving a lavish spread of Chinese fare that signifies prosperity and good fortune. Come feast in abundance and start the new lunar year on the right note.
Sunday, 6 February, 2011
12:00noon to 2:30pm
RM68++ adult, RM48++ teenager, RM28++ child

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Deliciosa! Spanish Themed Buffet @Hard Rock Hotel

Hola Amigos, this January is the month of espaƱol. Not only is winning the world cup boosting their popularity but Spanish food seems to be so ubiquitous nowadays. 

So it is not a surprise when Hard Rock Penang throws a Spanish themed buffet at their famous Starz Diner restaurant. Additional perks on Saturdays with fresh succulent seafood swimming on the menu. 

Hmm, I still can't decide. Spanish or Japanese? Yea, Lionel Messi might have just walked away with FIFA's Ballon d'or and yes he plays for the Barcelona. And yes my fav player is Fernando Torres. So the choice is easy.