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Too Good to Be True, Just Install MY TEKSI App and Get FREE WONDA Coffee Set

It is too good to be true where you just install the APP on your phone and you will get to receive the Coffee Set for FREE. Some one had told me about this where I don’t believe at first. What you need to do is install the APP call MYTEKSI

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Once install it will appear where your location and at the bottom of the screen you will see TEKSI or WONDACoffee button. Select WONDACoffee and click next

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Vegetarian Stall, Island Park – Simple and Affordable

During the “Nine Emperor Gods” festival, devotees will observe a strict vegetarian diet. In Penang, most of the devotees practise this culture during this time. However, the stalls set up specially for this festival usually charge an exorbitant price for its food. A normal mixed rice with 3 dishes might cost RM8 per plate. To the devotees, this is nothing unusual as there aren’t many options to choose from and this is for a limited time only. Thanks goodness recently there is a stall near Island Park, Jelutong that runs based on donation basis. You just need to donate upon your willingness.

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If you are driving via Jalan Masjid from Penang Bridge, turn to the traffic junction to Jalan Tembaga. Keep driving for 400 meters and you will see a right junction that will lead you to Jalan Besi. Keep driving for another 600 meters and you will arrive to another traffic junction. This time turn left to Jalan Gangsa. Drive for another 200 meters and you will see there is a road side stall on your left hand side. Just like other Nine Emperor Gods stalls, you will see yellow cloth hanging in front of the stall and tables covered with yellow table cloths.

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Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen, Madras Lane – Varieties of Vegetarian Food

When I was young, I remember looking for a vegetarian restaurant was a headache as there are not many in Penang. Nowadays, with more people getting more health conscious, it is so much easier to get vegetarian food. At Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen, you will find an array of vegetarian food ranging from Nyonya, Oriental, Fusion to even Western to satisfy the most discerning palates.

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It is easy to locate Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen. If you are driving via Macalister Road and Menara Unmo is on your left, you will see Madras Lane on your left, turn into Madras Lane and keep driving for another 15 meters and you will see Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen on your left.

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Red Hott, The One – Ultimate Hot Dog 1-Stop

One of the places where you can get the one stop of hot dogs is no other places than Red Hott. At Red Hott, you can get the sausages from Eastern to Western, in different sizes and different flavours.

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It is not hard to find Red Hott. If you are driving from Penang Bridge via Jelutong Express, you can turn in to Lebuhraya Sungai Nibong. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit into Jalan Tun Dr Awang. After the traffic junction you will see Pesara Mahsuri 3 in front of you. Turn into that street and drive straight with right exit into Persiaran Mahsuri. Keep driving for another 10 meters where you can see Sri Murni Apartment on your left, turn into Tingkat Mahsuri. At the second exit turn left to Lorong Mahsuri and locate the Lintang Mahsuri 5 on your left and you will see Red Hott on your left.

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Sunshine Online – Buying Mooncake Can’t Be Easier

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese.  The festival is held on the 15th of the eight month according to lunar calendar. In order to complete the celebration, people often light up lanterns and also enjoy some moon cakes. I remember when I was young I used to follow my parents around just to sort out different brands of moon cake as different manufacturers will have their own signature moon cakes. However, now life has been made easier when everything is online. You can order from different varieties and manufacturers of moon cake with just a few clicks away.

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Sunshine Square used to be a local department stall in Penang and now their supermarket is online on the cyberspace. With just a few clicks away you can add your shopping items to your online shopping cart and check your post code for delivery coverage, then finally prepare your payment for check out. In conjunction with Mid-Autumn Festival and the launching of Sunshine Online portal, readers of Steven Goh will get to enjoy the FREE delivery with the purchase of RM80 and above to your doorstep. Just key-in “STVREBATE10″ at the promotion code column and you will get the great deal.

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For those who are looking for moon cakes, there are a few brands that I would like to highlight:

Leong Yin Pastry (梁贤)

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Lunar Delight – RM17.50. White Coffee Paste with Pure Durian Paste. So far this is my favorite for this year. The outer and the second layer of the moon cake was made of white coffee which tasted slightly bitter while the inner part of the paste was made of pure durian which had strong aroma and tasted sweet. The combination gave an excellent bitter sweet symphony.

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Water Drop Tea House, Lebuh Penang – Drooling Vegetarian Dining

If the sound of water dropping is heard in a place, it means the place is very peaceful and harmonious. In Buddhism philosophy, when people give us a water drop of help we have to repay with abundant thanks like the waterfall. Therefore, Water Drop is an interesting and meaningful place for a cup of tea or dining.

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Water Drop Tea House is just located at Penang street. To go to this tea house you need to drive down to Beach Street. If you are driving from Penang Bridge, turn into Lebuh Union where you will see Maybank on your left, keep driving and you will see Water Drop Tea House is just in front of the junction.

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Upon entering Water Drop, you will feel at peace. The front part of the cafe is a study area, and if you walk further inside, there is a place for dining at the back of the tea house.

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Temple of Fine Arts, Babington Avenue – The Definition of Fine Art

These days, vegetarian dining is even more expensive compared to non-vegetarian or fast food. A plate of plain rice with 3 options of dish will easily cost up to RM10 and this does not include drinks. Therefore, for vegans it is very a hard to look for vegetarian food with reasonable pricing. However, there is one of the very few places that offer good vegetarian food at a reasonable price, that is the Temple of Fine Arts.

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In order to get to the Temple of Fine Arts (TFA), you need drive through Jalan Perak, until you reach a 3-way junction (the right turns to Jalan Macalister and the straight route is to Jalan Macalister and Island Hospital). You will need to take the left turning which is to Jalan Berek. Take the 3rd junction on your right to Lebuhraya Babington and keep a lookout for TFA on your right.

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