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Cooking up a storm in Penang

Georgetown Festival opens doors for Singapore chefs and F&B owners to sate the local palate

PENANG'S reputation for food and its buzzing arts scene has made it the latest playground for Singaporeans looking for a quick and affordable weekend getaway. Such has been the draw of this tiny Malaysian city with its laid-back charm and heritage appeal that it's spawned creative collaborations between the two cities, be it in visual arts or theatre. Now you can add dining into the mix, with three F&B players from Singapore headed up there during the Georgetown Festival to suss out the scene.

For established chef Anderson Ho, it's a homecoming of sorts, as the Penang-born chef was brought up in Kedah, before finally settling in Singapore in 1986. He will be making a trip back to Penang to cook...

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