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Squatty’ good porridge

Squatty’ good porridge

By JEREMY TAN Photos by GARY CHEN It’s back-to-basics for those who want to savour a bowl of piping hot porridge in old George Town. PATRONS of fine dining will be horrified at the idea of squatting to eat but for more adventurous foodies visiting Penang island, it is definitely an experience to boast about [...]

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The mission of festivities

The mission of festivities

My Sinchew/Asia News Network PENANG: Why do we have to hold festival events? This is fundamentally a philosophy question. “Festivals are able to lure tourists and we can make money from them,” capitalists would say. From a certain perspective , the “make money” theory indeed is right, but to Wong Han Wei, head of the [...]

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Penang's living Muslim heritage

Penang’s living Muslim heritage

Regina William The Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) is coming up with a new heritage trail which will focus on the early settlements of Muslims in George Town. The trail, which is expected to be launched soon, will take tourists through 14 important landmarks in the Muslim living heritage enclave in the inner city established by [...]

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Preserving Malaysia's architectural jewel

Preserving Malaysia’s architectural jewel

By Dan Rivers, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS George Town is the capital of Malaysian state of Penang Cheong Fatt Tze merchant house was restored in early 1990s Led to mass restoration of George Town’s old buildings The town now has UNESCO World Heritage status George Town, Malaysia (CNN) — There is a sublime beauty about Penang’s [...]

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The beautification of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple

The beautification of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple

By Phuah Ken Lin GEORGE TOWN: The majestic Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple within the heritage enclave here is set to see further structural upgrades. Temple committee member Lim Hooi Hoo, 51, said the temple had received an allocation of RM400,000 from the Federal Government to spruce up the rooftop structure of an annexed building. [...]

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Penang Story :: More than just a rojak seller

Penang Story :: More than just a rojak seller

By KOW KWAN YEE Photos by LIM BENG TATT The 65-year-old rojak seller’s face beamed with delight at the mention of Ninja Turtles, Doraemon, the Eight Immortals and the Monkey King (Sun Wu-Kung). Then again, it is no child’s play dabbling with these characters as far as Khor is concerned. For he is a master [...]

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The proof of the Penang rojak is in the eating

The proof of the Penang rojak is in the eating

Story and pictures by CHRISTINA CHIN For those who love Penang rojak, mere mention of the dish is enough to make one lick the lips in anticipation. So where in Penang does one go for their fix? TO the residents of Gat Lebuh Macallum in George Town, the sight of Khor Ewe Hock manning his [...]

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Penang Story :: Devotees out in full strength for Jade Emperor’s birthday

Penang Story :: Devotees out in full strength for Jade Emperor’s birthday

GEORGE TOWN: The Hokkiens and other devotees of the Thni Kong (Jade Emperor) went all out to celebrate the deity’s birthday on the ninth day of the Chinese New Year. Thousands thronged the Thni Kong Tnua (Jade Emperor God Temple) at the foothill of Penang Hill in Air Itam here to offer their prayers last [...]

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