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About Penang

About Penang

About Penang

Penang (Pulau Pinang), affectionately known as the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the bestknown and most-visited corners of Malaysia, and is the only one of the country’s 13 states to have a Chinese majority population, giving the island a very distinct character all of its own. Its main centre, Georgetown, attracts the most […]

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Tourism News

60,000 To Visit 1Malaysia Parks And Gardens Carnival

60,000 To Visit 1Malaysia Parks And Gardens Carnival

GEORGE TOWN, June 2 (Bernama) — More than 60,000 people are expected to visit the 1Malaysia Parks and Gardens Carnival at the Penang Botanical Garden on June 11-12. Tourism Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Ong Hong Peng said numerous events and activities had been planned for the carnival, to be held for the first time. “Among […]

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Travelogue

Turn back the clocks

Turn back the clocks

Sheriden Rhodes explores the streetscapes of George Town, an old-Asia blend of Malay-Chinese-Indian architecture. Business is booming in George Town, a wonderful glimpse of old Asia protected by a UNESCO World Heritage listing. But tell that to Leong. I’m standing inside the young Chinese man’s bric-a-brac shop in Penang’s capital city, crammed to the rafters […]

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Tourism Event

Want to join Friends of Heritage?

Want to join Friends of Heritage?

THOSE with a passion to work on heritage projects in George Town, Penang, and to lead heritage walks for students are invited to join a free training programme run by the George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI). GTWHI, in collaboration with Arts Education Programmes for Young People (Arts-Ed), is introducing ‘Friends of George Town Heritage’ […]

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Penang Street Food

The best of kopitiam cuisine

The best of kopitiam cuisine

By KIATISAK CHUA FOR those scouring Penang island for local delicacies, one can head to the Roti Bakar Kopitiam to satisfy their cravings. The air-conditioned outlet offers a variety of delectable and authentic Penang food to those who do not like the hot and stuffy environment at most hawker centres and coffee shops. The restaurant […]

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Tourism Event

Nature's art on show

Nature’s art on show

By SIMREN KAUR Photos by CHAN BOON KAI COLOURFUL petals and sweet flowery scents will greet visitors to the Penang Botanic Gardens in conjunction with the Penang Floral Festival 2011 taking place from today until June 5. Stall operators have been busy preparing for the festival, such as setting up flowers and plants of all […]

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Travelogue

Destination of the week: Penang Island, Malaysia

Destination of the week: Penang Island, Malaysia

The food. The beaches. The mix of cultures. What are you waiting for? By Josh LewThu, May 26 2011 at 9:40 AM EST Malaysia’s Penang Island is one of the most unique places to travel in Southeast Asia. As a beach destination, it pales in comparison to the region’s best stretches of sand. But it […]

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Tourism News

Tourism bureau plays its cards wrong

Tourism bureau plays its cards wrong

By ANDREA FILMER GEORGE TOWN: Penang Global Tourism, a state tourism bureau, has withdrawn a promotional postcard depicting a group of Chinese children playing cards in its “My Penang, My Experience” tourism campaign. Managing director Ooi Geok Ling said the photo was only chosen because it matched the “My Penang, My Turn” catchphrase and denied […]

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Tourism News

Travelogue

Malaysian sensation

Malaysian sensation

From MasterChef to Malaysia, Ray McVinnie finds plenty of flavours to savour in Penang’s Georgetown. The Malaysian island of Penang, or Pulau Pinang, which translates as betel nut island, (there is a betel nut palm on the Penang State flag) is situated at the start of the Strait of Malacca off the west coast of […]

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