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Ernest Zackarevic – Art is Rubbish is Art

On 17th Jan 2014 till 14 Feb 2014, you will be able to witness the famous street artist Ernest Zackarevic which get popular by drawing the Bicycle Girl with brother in Penang.

These art pieces improve the tourism industry of Malaysia where the culture spread to other states and country like our neighbouring country Singapore. However one of his creation were destroyed by the local authority where it is not appreciated due to political reason. His artworks were highly sought after since it getting popular in Penang. Now to make it more happening, he is having a private showcase of all his works made from rubbish. Who says rubbish can’t create art piece? Let’s check them out.


The entrance at  the old Hin Company Bus Depot which converted into a private gallery to house all his latest creation. All the photos can be viewed in full size by clicking on them.

What do you think of this? A rustic golden picture frame?  No no no ….. this is actually a gutter cover and it is a real gutter inside the frame.

 Ernest and Kopi Gold

 Ernest dissected and split into various wooden boxes.

Kopi Gold and His trousers framed

The drawer

The Horse

Girl in Pink

Paint on wooden planks


A painting of a man sleeping. This is painted on rusty and recycled door.

The Roadwork Wizard

Oil and Spray Paint on old windows.


Girl painted on a gunny sack

Jolin painted on gunny sack

Style wars

Trishaw guy




Produce of Indonesia painted on old coffee gunny sack

 Girl with a cat

Michael Jackson

The first window is a soya bean drink + the grass jelly = you get a mixture which is well known locally as Michael Jackson. You can order them in any kopitiam in Penang for this drink.

Cash Cow – Whole cow painting made from thumb tacks. Click to enlarge and see it.


Girl with balloon

Lego crook waiting for the girl

The location for this exhibition is at Hin Bus Company. Behind Gama.

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Penang Specials #3 : Best Tosai and Vadai at Lintang Pasar Dato Keramat

Those were the days when I was still working in Penang, the cheapest and best breakfast I had almost daily was an Indian food. It is Tosai and vadai.

The restaurant was a roadside stall which do not has a name and has been operated since my grand father’s generation and this has past down to several generations.

Tosai were prepared upon order and vadai are constantly fried to preserve the heat and crispiness.

This is A MUST TRY! Is the best you can find in Malaysia I would say.

This is a bit hard compared to the other one. Still it is flavorful with a lots of dal beans.

Idhili to be eaten with masala potato.

Indian desserts.

Top left are the chili powder mix which brings lots of kick …. top right is sugar, bottom left is dhal vegetarian gravy and right the coconut chutney gravy. All these are unlimited refill and don’t waste.

The tosai in front were the ghee tosai with 2 vadai drenched with a lot chilli powder.

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Ultimate Penang Best Food List

Last Update : 29 Dec 2013

To know more about Penang in 3 minutes 30 secs play the video below which is pretty interesting.

Sneak Previews Penang Old School Foods On Video

Part 1

Part 2

Kungfu Style Wan Ton Mee

Siam Road Char Koey Teow

Air Kacang [New World Park]
Ais Kacang [Kek Seng Kopitiam]
Ais Tingkap [Chowrasta Market]
Apom Guan [Burma Road]
Apom Chooi [Burma Road]
Asam Laksa [Air Itam Kek Lok Si Bus Station Market]
Asam Laksa [Weld Quay Next to Okio Dessert Van]
Asam Laksa [Balik Pulau Sungai Batu House Operated]
Asam Laksa [Balik Pulau Sungai Pinang Durian Farm]
Asam Laksa [Farlim Shell Station]
Asam Laksa [Penang Hwa Secondary School]
Bak Chang [Pulau Tikus Opposite Union School]
Bak Chang [Cintra Street Next to Rolex Woo Hing]
Braised Chicken Feet and Mushroom [Kimberley Street Sky Emperor Cafe]
Cendol [Penang Road Joo Hooi Cafe]
Char Koay Kak [Batu Lancang Market Food Court – Seafood Style]
Char Koay Kak [Lorong Macalister Seow Fong Lye Kopitiam]
Char Koay Kak – Burma Road
Char Koay Kak – Wah Meng Kopitiam Air Itam
Char Koay Kak – In front Sui Wah Mini Market Night
Char Koay Teow [Ah Leng Day Time]
Char Koay Teow [Ah Leng Night Time]
Char Koay Teow [Lorong Selamat]
Char Koay Teow [Sisters Macalister Road]
Char Koay Teow [Kampung Jawa Bayan Baru]
Char Koay Teow [Siam Road]
Char Koay Teow [Air Itam Wah Meng Kopitiam]
Char Koay Teow [Kimberley Street Bee Hooi Kopitiam]
Char Koay Teow [Kimberley Street Mantis Prawn Sin Guat Keong Kopitiam]
Char Koay Teow [Bamboo Clam Style Carnarvon Street Ping Hooi Cafe]
Char Koay Teow [Crab Meat version at New Lane or Lorong Baru]
Chee Cheong Fun [Macalister Lane Seow Fong Lye]
Chee Cheong Fun (Peanut Butter Style) [Genting Cafe Island Glades]
Chee Cheong Fun [Branch of Seow Fong Lye Soon Yuen Cafe Kuala Kangsar Road]
Chicken Porridge [Cintra Street]
Coconut Jelly [Joez Coconut Jelly Jalan Dato Keramat]
Curry Mee [Air Itam Sister]
Curry Mee [Jalan Dato Keramat next to Federal Cinema]
Curry Mee [In front Of Honda Show Room Sungai Pinang]
Economy Fried Bee Hoon [Kimberley Street Ah Seng]
Economy Fried Bee Hoon [Ah Seng’s competitor next door]

Fried Chicken Skins [Gurney Drive]
Fried Oyster [Lam Ah Kopitiam Opposite Bomba Chulia Street]
Fried Oyster [Seng Thor Kopitiam Carnarvon Street]

Fresh Water Prawn Lim Aik Chew Sungai Dua Mainland
Hainanese Poach Chicken Rice [Penang Road Kheng Pin Cafe]
Hokkien Prawn Noodle [Perak Road]
Hokkien Prawn Noodle [One Corner Cafe Burma Road]
Hokkien Prawn Noodle [Sin Kim San Rangoon Road]
Hokkien Prawn Noodle [T&T Lorong Selamat]
Hokkien Prawn Noodle [Burma Road Green House]
KL Style Hokkien Char Fat Noodle Jalan Dato Keramat
Koay Chap [Air Itam Wah Meng Kopitiam]
Koay Chap [Kimberley Street]
Koay Teow Soup [Pitt Street Eel Fish Ball at Carnarvon Street]
Koay Teow Soup [Jalan Kimberley Duck Meat]
Koey Teow Soup [Lebuh Cecil Market Food Court]
Koay Teow Soup [Lorong Macalister Kim Lee Kopitiam]
Koay Teow Soup [Carnarvon Street Seng Thor Instant Cook]
Loh Bak [Carnarvon Street Seng Thor Kopitiam]
Loh Mee [Carnarvon Street Seng Thor Kopitiam]

Loh Bak [Penang Road Kheng Pin Cafe]
Loh Mee [Next to Kuan Yin Temple]
Mee Goreng [Bangkok Lane]
Mee Goreng [Jelutong Market Traffic Light]
Mee Goreng Sotong [Esplanade Food Court]
Mua Chee [Gurney Drive]
Nasi Kandar Beratur [Masjid Kapitan Keling 10.30pm onwards]
Nasi Kandar Line Clear [Upper Penang Road]
Nasi Kandar Sulaiman [Jalan Dato Keramat]
Nasi Kandar [Air Itam Wah Meng Kopitiam]
Nasi Kandar Hameediah [Campbell Street]
Nyonya Home Cook Food Ivy’s Kitchen
Nyonya Home Cook Food and Basins Feast at Zi Zai
Nyonya Kueh Maker [Chulia Street]
Okio Ice Dessert
Oyster Noodle [Jalan Perak Ang Hoay Lor Branch]
Oyster Noodle [Jalan Perak Ang Hoay Loh]
Pan Cake [Aki Pan Cake]
Popiah [Padang Brown Dato Keramat Road]
Pork Satay [Bangkok Lane]
Putu Mayam [Little India]
Roast Duck [Jit Seng Kopitiam Carnarvon Street]
Rojak [Macallum Street Flat]
Roti Canai with Beef and Meats [Transfer Road]
Roti Jala with Beef Curry
Susu Badam (Almond Milk) Chulia Street Restoran Kapitan
Susu Tarik Penang Road Line Clear
Susu Tarik Air Itam Bus Station
Tandoori and Naan [Kapitan Chulia Street]
Thai Style Asam Laksa Chew Jetty
Thai Style Home Cook Food Annathai Kitchen Pulau Tikus
Toast Breads and Eggs – Tanjung Tokong Ah Wang Cafe
Toast Breads and Eggs – Eng Loh Roti Taiwan
Toast Breads and Eggs – Charcoal Toasted Toh Soon Cafe Jalan Campbell
Toast Breads and Eggs – Sungai Tiram
Toast Breads and Eggs – Madras Lane Kiah Hong
Wan Tan Mee – Lebuh Melayu
Wan Tan Mee – Padang Brown
Yam Rice Chai Leng Park
Yau Char Kwai (Chinese Cruller) – Cintra Street
Yau Char Kwai King Paya Terubong

[CLOSED] The Sire Museum Restaurant at Penang King Street

Lately I feel strange. My heart just signal my brain to write some old school food post. So I go and dig my archive (got more than 400 articles to write) and walla! Slip some where in one of the sub folders which tickle me to write about it. It was THE SIRE MUSEUM RESTAURANT which located in Penang.

The restaurant is located a stone throw away from Penang Municipal Office building which located at Esplanade where the Fort Cornwallis reside. If you pass by King Street, you will not see anything which will grab your attention. But when you step in, the feeling of back to the past will kick in. The Sire actually

Main front dining hall with a long hallway which link to the back section
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