What is Blue Light?

Blue light comes from the sun, as well as LED lights and digital device screens. People are exposed to more blue light than ever before. Blue light suppresses our body’s release of melatonin, which helps regulate our sleep cycles. More of it during the day helps us stay awake, and...

How Well Do You Know Your Coffee?

Facebook Google+ Twitter Coffee, being one of the most popular beverages today, is a beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant, served hot or with ice, with or without cream and sugar. These seeds of the coffee plant are called coffee bean.Coffee bean from two different places...

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...

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...