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Penang is known to be hot, hot, hot. When I need some sweet escape from the heat, Merry Me is my go-to. Not your usual ice cream shop, this place stocks a selection of unique flavours inspired by local Penang delights, like tau sar piah, durian, soursop and teh tarik.

This particular outlet is connected to a boutique hotel, so it is not uncommon to see tourists showing up with their luggage for some ice cream while they wait for check-in. The space is nicely segmented via security doors, so patrons of each business need not worry about privacy or noise.

Fancy some tau fu fa (soya beancurd) ice cream, anyone?

The entrance to the boutique hotel is seamlessly integrated into the design of Merry Me. The owners have placed careful attention to the decor items, so every corner is Instagrammable!

Pair your sweets with a cuppa for a revitalising pitstop treat.

My personal favourite – salted egg cookies & cream. This is too strange for my wife, but give it a go and see what you think! All their ice cream is made in-house for consistency in quality.


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