Oriole Coffee Roasters


The Keong Saik area is fast transforming into a yuppie hangout. Three streets — Keong Saik Road, Jiak Chuan Road, Teck Lim Road — intersect to form a triangle that has seen an explosion of trendy restaurants and bars in the past 12 months. Just to name a few: Esquina, Keong Saik Snacks, Pasta Inc,… 

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The Plain

In the last year and a half or so, there’s been a sudden explosion in the opening of indie cafes. With artisan roasted beans, hip baristas, and chic ambience, these independent coffee joints quickly acquired a cool factor and endeared themselves to the young and trendy crowd. I’ve been slow to check out these cafes…. 

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Penang Day 2: Hotel breakfast, Toh Soon Cafe, and tang yuen for supper.

So I sauntered cheerily into the executive breakfast lounge, only to be stunned that Michael Jackson had suddenly died of a heart attack. I’m not a big Michael Jackson fan, but still, I admire him for his incredible talent and the musical legacy that he leaves behind. RIP, Michael Jackson. You’ll forever be the King… 

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