There is more to batik than meets the eye.

People have the misconception that this medium of art only involves painting on cloth.However, producing batik could involve techniques such as salt, sugar, crackling and layering methods.Tucked in a busy street in George Town are two little shops. One of the shops has a rather unique visitor welcome sign 'a...

Bedak Sejuk A Dying Trade

ONE of the age-old methods to having flawless skin lies on a staple food which is rich in minerals and high on nutrition. Since the good old days, rice has been known for its skin whitening and tightening remedies. Known to many locals, bedak sejuk (Malay for ‘cold powder’) is...

Say no to plastic bag

This articles was from Earth Day Network. The billions upon billions of items of plastic waste choking our oceans, lakes, and rivers and piling up on land is more than unsightly and harmful to plants and wildlife. The following 10 facts shed light on how plastic waste is managed and...

Seang Hin Leong Rattan & Bamboo crafts

BOTH dedication and passion are the keys to making crafts using rattan and bamboo splints. Ninety-year-old craftsman Sim Buck Teik did not show any signs of fatigue when met at his shop in Seang Hin Leong in Beach Street here. Although the nonagenarian has passed on the business to his...

Soy sauce is a traditional Chinese condiment

Facebook Google+ Twitter Soy sauce is a traditional liquid condiment of chinese origin made from beans, wheats and brans. It has a unique taste which helps increase one’s appetite. In the olden days of Penang, brewing soy sauce was an art and a secret kept within the family. The knowledge...