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Bona fide heritage guides

Bona fide heritage guides

If historical buildings, churches, forts and temples could talk, they would spin one heck of a story. Unfortunately, they can’t. So most of us still need well-informed and articulate guides to wax lyrical as we hop into the time machine. Yet heritage tour is what Malacca sorely lacks. Despite its rich history and kaleidoscopic cultures, [...]

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A park for graffiti artists

A park for graffiti artists

GRAFFITI is generally seen as a menace, but youths can soon pick up those spray paints and unleash their creati-vity at what is touted to be the first graffiti park in Penang. Seven walls will be built at the Penang Municipal Park (commonly known as Youth Park) where budding artists can express their talents through [...]

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Supermart to pull in more crowd

Supermart to pull in more crowd

By DAVID TAN THE RM300mil 1st Avenue shopping mall in Penang is expected to enhance its monthly traffic by about 30% with the completion of Carrefour Market in June. 1st Avenue director Datuk Sonny Ho said the current monthly traffic since the shopping mall’s opening in November last year was around 500,000. “With the addition [...]

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Penang Hill's new train service to start Monday, fares announced

Penang Hill’s new train service to start Monday, fares announced

GEORGE TOWN: The new Penang Hill funicular train service will be opened to the public from April 25. Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) director Datuk Lee Kah Choon said the train will run for charity for the first six days until April 30. “For a contribution of RM10 (return ticket), you can enjoy a 10-minute ride [...]

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Georgetown has cosmopolitan appeal

Georgetown has cosmopolitan appeal

MARK IRVING, The West Australian April 15, 2011, 7:49 pm It’s a tiny parcel of land but its streets are packed with history and its 200,000 or so residents originate from just about every ethnic group in South-East Asia you could nominate. Georgetown, capital of the Malaysian state of Penang, is one of the most [...]

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Travel agents land in Paradise

Travel agents land in Paradise

GEORGE TOWN: More than 130 top travel agents from various cities in China were treated to a buffet lunch at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort, recently. The travel agents were the guests of the Penang government, who invited them to show appreciation for the increased bilateral tourist traffic between China and Malaysia, particularly Penang, in recent [...]

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Street Food

Penang Street Food Guide

Penang Street Food Guide

This guide is based on the author’s own experience and preference,  feedback from online and offline surveys. Please use it as a guideline only because different person has his/her own taste bud. The below list from item 1 to 12 is recommended by Tourism Penang Department. 1.   2. 3. 4. & 5. 6. 7. [...]

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Splashing good time

Splashing good time

By ANDREA FILMER and SITI HASLINA MAT DAUD [email protected] Photos by GARY CHEN and LIM BENG TATT AT the Songkran Festival, no attendee is spared. Just walking near the vicinity of Burma Lane in Penang during this annual Water Festival will guarantee you a drenching of some sort. Thousands gathered on this street, where the [...]

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