Redang Island Tour

It was a balmy day, the sun is showering its morning blessing; dazzling in the gorgeously placid cerulean waters. I spin ecstatically while examining the bountiful marine life. Multi-hued fishes rendezvous around the gigantic coral plates that accentuate the seafloor. I see clown fish (Amphiprioninae) crown the swaying tentacles of anemones as damsel fish (Pomacentridae), parrotfish (Scaridae) and Moorish idols (Zanclus …

Pulau Aman Homestay and Tour

Another homestay experience to try in Penang is situated in Pulau Aman also known as Island of Peace.  It’s a fishing village composed of only 300 residents. We were told they only have 1 clinic managed by 2 nurses, 1 school with 13 teachers attending to 28 students only and 11 multi purpose hall.     It is a great …

Kampung Kids at Heart

A traditional Malay house is spacious – there are two doors meant as separate entrance for the male and female during Islamic functions.  The living rooms are built to accommodate relatives sleeping over during festive season.  In 2008, my host 57 year old Jamilah Binti Musa registered her house in in Kampung Sg.Chenaam to the homestay program cooperative.   “The …

Dine and Dance in Malay Style

We headed to Kampung Mengkuang Titi (Mengkuang Titi Village) in Pulau Pinang where they offer homestay program for tourists. For a minimum of twelve people in a group, you will enjoy a homestay package complete with cultural show particularly the traditional Malay theater called “Tarian Boria” while indulging on Malay traditional dishes and dining in Malay style.     Boria …