The Kopitiam– The Hearths Of Penang

By Mohd Izzuddin Ramli, Nurul Ismawi

May 2016 FEATURE
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These street shops are about much more than just coffee and food – they are where conversation and camaraderie flourish.Waking up to a morning coffee at a kopitiam; that is a ritual for many of us. But it’s not just about the caffeine kick – it’s the camaraderie that comes with the drink. It’s about the elders who stop for breakfast on their way home after performing their Fajr prayer at the mosques; it’s about the folks who chitchat there...

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Mohd Izzuddin Ramli

Nurul Ismawi

is a freelance writer and editor. She studies literature and philosophy at Universiti Sains Malaysia.