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Penang Map :: George Town Street Art

Penang Map :: George Town Street Art

Click on above thumbnails to see larger size maps. Street murals were painted in selected George town areas by Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian-born artist for the Mirrors George Town project as part of Georgetown festival 2012 has drawn astonishing attention from locals and foreign tourist. One of the painting, “Little children on a bicycle” was […]

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Penang Postcard :: The idyllic Malay Village in Balik Pulau

Penang Postcard :: The idyllic Malay Village in Balik Pulau

Click on below photo to download wallpaper size file.

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Quaint charm of shophouses

Quaint charm of shophouses

THE intricate details found in each shophouse can tell heritage enthusiasts which century the shophouse was built and to whom its influence is owed. Architect and author Tan Yeow Wooi, who specialises in heritage restoration and conservation, said shophouses were urban terrace buildings that had multiple functions from family homes to places of trade. “There […]

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5 things you must do in Penang

5 things you must do in Penang

BY JULIA YEOW, NEWS EDITOR Published: 4 August 2015 9:43 AM If you’re heading up north for the George Town Festival, which kicked off on August 1, or just planning a trip to the lovely Pearl of the Orient, here are 5 things we highly recommend you try when you’re there. Be sure to check […]

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George Town Festival opens with a sold-out ‘100% Penang’ show

George Town Festival opens with a sold-out ‘100% Penang’ show

Who can speak more than five languages? Who has lied on their tax return? Who thinks our local government is corrupt? One hundred Penangites answered these and many other thought-provoking questions on stage during a one and a half hour performance in the grand opening of the sixth edition of the George Town Festival (GTF) […]

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Visitors at Chew Jetty bite off more than they can chew

Visitors at Chew Jetty bite off more than they can chew

by jolynn francis CHEW Jetty residents are fuming mad with local tourists who display a lack of civic mindedness when visiting the iconic area in George Town. Ong Chiew Kee, 60, who has been living there for the past 30 years, said most of the time, it is the local tourists who disregard the importance […]

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Travel alert :: Penang is a killing field

Travel alert :: Penang is a killing field

In 2014, 50 murder cases, 31 of the victims were foreigners, in which 18 were Myanmar nationals. Many of them are gruesome murders with bodies dismembered to pieces. Police deny Myanmar national murders are related with the racial clash in their homeland. But no one believes the story from the police. Torso and legs of […]

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Penang to ban foreign cooks at hawker outlets from January

Penang to ban foreign cooks at hawker outlets from January

The DAP-led Penang government is to ban foreigners from working as the main cooks at hawker food outlets starting Jan 1, 2015. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state executive council made the decision after 86 per cent of respondents in a survey supported the proposal. He said the requirement for street hawkers to […]

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Public Complaints

CF deadline for hill railway

CF deadline for hill railway

The deadline is ticking away for the Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) to fulfil certain safety standards for its funicular train service. The Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) told the corporation it had until Tuesday to get a full certificate of fitness (CF) for the service, according to its Penang director Mohd Anuar Embi. He […]

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