Retrenched at 48 with 6 Kids: Our Founder, Paul Ooi’s Story


In 2002, at the age of 48, our founder, Paul Ooi was retrenched from a global multinational company after more than 20 years of service to the company. As the sole breadwinner with 6 young children to provide for, he found himself at a loss.

Retrenched in the midst of the SARS crisis, he knew the road ahead would be tough. Nevertheless, he took a leap of faith, revisiting his childhood dream of starting a Penang Restaurant.

After 17 years, Penang Place is still here because of you.
Whether you’ve dined or ordered with us once or you’ve been regularly supporting us – from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you for making our Founder’s and our Dad’s dream come true!

Check out our #HumansOFFnB feature to find out how Paul faced his challenges head on and managed to turn his life around with Penang Place, while discovering the fire and passion that drives him and his work.

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To thank you for your support, we’ve decided to extend our Weekday Promotions till the end of October!

Continue to enjoy a FREE Ala Carte Buffet
(5th Buffet is free with every 4 Adult Buffets)
when you mention ieatishootipost
(Valid for Mon-Fri Lunch & Dinner)

If you’re in a rush, we have our
$12 nett Weekday Set Meal Promotion for you!
Indulge in any of our Penang Street Food favourites
and a hearty bowl of our homemade Chendol
with freshly squeezed Coconut Milk and our fragrant Gula Melaka
at just $12 nett (U.P. $19.80)!
Click here for the full list of Set Meals
(Available on Weekdays – excluding Friday Dinner)