A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its t
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Hpaper is a quarterly publication by HPL Hotels & Resorts. We cover broad topics like fashion, retail, gastronomy and design with a focused regionalist perspective. A concise companion if you like to be out and about, soaking in the local landscape. In each issue, the Hpaper team visits one of the 11 destinations where our hotels are located. We aim to provide you with helpful tips and tricks from our repository of local know-hows.
Pearly Kee is a food ambassador for Penang, and a culinary rebel. The Nonya (a Straits Chinese lady) turns her back on mortars and pestles for blenders, uses a dehydrator instead of relying on the sun, and buys, rather than cooks, her own bak chang.
In this issue, we meet up with Penang International Dragon Boat Festival's vice chairman to learn how this ancient Chinese tradition is intertwined with the city’s history, and even become a global competitive sport. We also join the Penan
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