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Tourism News

Penang Story :: St George’s Church reopens

Penang Story :: St George’s Church reopens

By JOSEPHINE JALLEH GEORGE TOWN: After a nine-month break, the sound of hymns at Sunday church service rang out within the walls of the now-refurbished 19th century St George’s Church in Farquhar Street. Hundreds of church-goers dressed in their Sunday best gathered at the landmark church for service yesterday – the first since the completion […]

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Tourism News

Unesco warns Penang on swiftlet breeding shophouses

Unesco warns Penang on swiftlet breeding shophouses

By MANJIT KAUR GEORGE TOWN: Malacca and George Town’s joint Unesco World Heritage Site status may be in jeopardy due to the conversion of heritage buildings here into swiftlet breeding premises. Unesco’s World Heritage Centre has expressed concern over the matter following a series of reports the organisation had received. Centre director Francesco Bandarin said, […]

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Tourism News

Penang among 10 must-visit islands: Yahoo!

Penang among 10 must-visit islands: Yahoo!

8. Penang Treat yourself to Malaysia’s unique fusion of cultures and flavors. Start your food crawl at stalls that crowd the streets of Georgetown, Penang’s largest city and Malaysia’s food capital. The delectable fare on offer memorably mingles Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, and European flavors. Foodies in search of supreme bliss should head to the marketplace […]

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Travelogue

Penang has plenty for the kids

Penang has plenty for the kids

The National staff Q: We’re going on a short family trip to Penang in April. While I’m looking forward to the heritage walks around George Town and my wife is planning a culinary journey around the city, can you suggest any places to see and things to do that the children would really enjoy? A: […]

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Penang History & Story

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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Tourism News

New canopy walk in Penang Hill by year-end

New canopy walk in Penang Hill by year-end

Himanshu Bhatt GEORGE TOWN (Feb 8, 2011): Penang is set to feature a new treetop walkway as a nature attraction by the end of the year. The project, to cost some RM3 million, is part of an eco-tourism venture that also includes an adjoining 1.6km nature trail, designed to boost environmental conservation and tourism in […]

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