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Public Complaints

MPPP covers up hole highlighted by Zacharevic

MPPP covers up hole highlighted by Zacharevic

The hole decorated with a golden frame by well-known Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic near the junctions of Jalan Nagore and Jalan Hutton, in George Town, Penang, has been covered up. However, the frame remains untouched. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the square hole did not belong to the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) but […]

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Tourism News

Pesta Chingay to make waves by the sea  Read more: Pesta Chingay to make waves by the sea

Pesta Chingay to make waves by the sea Read more: Pesta Chingay to make waves by the sea

THE Pesta Chingay, Lion and Dragon Dance Parade will take place from 7.30pm to 10pm on Sunday. The parade will start at Padang Brown in Jalan Datuk Keramat and end at Padang Kota Lama, where the Chingay, dragon and lion dance teams will commence with the show. Along the way, the parade will pass Jalan […]

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Travel Tip, Travelogue

What to Eat, Drink and Discover in Penang

What to Eat, Drink and Discover in Penang

Lina Eroh World Wanderer Have you heard of Penang? If so, it’s probably because you’re a foodie. Often referred to as the “Food Paradise of Asia,” Penang does offer amazing eats, but it also plays host to a number of other delicious experiences. We spent over two weeks on this small Malaysian island, which meant […]

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Tourism News

Traders cash in on murals

Traders cash in on murals

The various murals painted by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in Penang have boosted tourism in the state, spawning souvenirs like T-shirts, notebooks, keychains, fridge magnets and even calendars. Tourists from all over the country and overseas have also flocked to have pictures taken with the murals. Among those spotted taking pictures of the “Little Children […]

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Tourism News

Boon may be a threat as well

Boon may be a threat as well

By Melissa Darlyne Chow PENANG Hill is blessed with lush greenery and also offers a spectacular and captivating view of Penang island and beyond. All these have long made the place a popular tourist destination, where nature lovers can feast their senses. A recent draft version of the Special Area Plan (SAP), currently on display […]

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Tourism Event

Tourism News

Penang proposes hotel levy

Penang proposes hotel levy

by kiatisak chua, arnold loh, AND royce tan The Penang state government is planning a RM2 levy for each night’s stay in a one- to three-star lodging while RM5 will be charged for each night’s stay in four-star and above hotels. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government was planning to organise Visit […]

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Performing Arts

Featured, Pasar Malam

Tourism Event :: Armenian Street's Got Talent Cultural Show

Tourism Event :: Armenian Street’s Got Talent Cultural Show

The new event was kicked off in last Saturday at Armenian Street with good response from the local people and tourists as well. The Armenian Street Got Talent project is carried out by YB Teh Lai Heng’s Service Center, and a collaboration with George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI),Penang Global Tourism (PGT),Municipal Council of Penang […]

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Penang Street Food

Best burgers on Penang island

Best burgers on Penang island

BURGER joints have been around Penang for decades but over the last year the number has increased significantly. Presently the island offers many places for burgers prepared with delicious fresh meat, homemade sauce and selected buns from bakeries. Streets takes a look at some of the Penang’s favourites: ROADSIDE BURGER TRUCK One of the island’s […]

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