The peaceful island of Penang (Malaysia), internationally known for its delicious Nyonya food and the old colonial buildings of Georgetown, was rockin’ this weekend with the launch of Penang’s Hard Rock Café located on the long beach of Batu Ferringhi.
Surrounded by memorabilia belonging to rock gods, all generations were gathered to dance and enjoy the private concert of Malaysian Ratu Rock (Queen of Rock in Malay) Ella, and environmentally engaged Afro-Asian music style singer Zainal Abidin (talk about a niche market!!)
The two artists were a great discovery for me and very helpful to practice a bit of Malay (yes I am in that phase where you have to take every opportunity!)
So fellow friends, now besides the Blue Mansion, the bechaks, and the Assam Laksa, Penang has a new landmark that is worth to discover.
Inside Hard Rock Cafe.