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George Town Festival returns

George Town Festival returns

By MAZWIN NIK ANIS KUALA LUMPUR: The George Town Festival is back with an impressive showcase of cultural performances, art exhibitions and film shows. To be held from July 1-31, the event is also celebrating George Town’s listing on Unesco’s World Heritage list and will feature over 80 programmes showcasing arts and culture. Penang Chief [...]

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Squatty’ good porridge

Squatty’ good porridge

By JEREMY TAN Photos by GARY CHEN It’s back-to-basics for those who want to savour a bowl of piping hot porridge in old George Town. PATRONS of fine dining will be horrified at the idea of squatting to eat but for more adventurous foodies visiting Penang island, it is definitely an experience to boast about [...]

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Ministry doesn’t fund state tourism events, says Ng

Ministry doesn’t fund state tourism events, says Ng

KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government is not funding the George Town Festival in Penang because it is a state-level event, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen clarified today. Commenting on the statement of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng that the federal government had refused to be involved in the festival, Dr Ng [...]

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Nature

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang National Park @ Taman Negara Pulau Pinang

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang National Park @ Taman Negara Pulau Pinang

Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve straddles 1,266 hectares is the smallest national park in Malaysia, was declared the Penang National Park (PNP) on 4th April 2003. Located at the north-western corner of Penang Island stands the last wilderness and nature heritage of Penang. Taman Negara Pulau Pinang hosts several habitat types not found in a single [...]

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Penang.TV :: Video Gallery About Penang

Penang.TV :: Video Gallery About Penang

Georgetown and Melaka world heritage cities TitleGeorgetown and Melaka world heritage cities Runtime21:35 TitlePenang National Park Runtime22:41 TitleThaipusam splendor in Penang Runtime1:34 TitlePenang War Museum Runtime1:10 TitleThe Penang last handmade joss stick maker Runtime22:30 TitlePenang Food Paradise – Lonely Planet Travel Video Runtime3:08 TitleStreetfood – Penang – 10 June 08 – Part 1 Runtime10:46 TitleStreetfood [...]

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Wild dogs confirmed to have disrupted Penang hill train service

Wild dogs confirmed to have disrupted Penang hill train service

BERNAMA Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 19:04:00 GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hill Corporation today confirmed that the mechanical failure which halted the train service two weeks ago was caused by collision involving wild dogs. Its director Datuk Lee Kah Choon said that the collision occurred when three dogs were crossing the track where the train was [...]

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The mission of festivities

The mission of festivities

My Sinchew/Asia News Network PENANG: Why do we have to hold festival events? This is fundamentally a philosophy question. “Festivals are able to lure tourists and we can make money from them,” capitalists would say. From a certain perspective , the “make money” theory indeed is right, but to Wong Han Wei, head of the [...]

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Heritage model ‘must tell a story’

Heritage model ‘must tell a story’

THE Penang government will not bow to the “tyranny of one opinion” in managing the Unesco world heritage site. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said there was more than one way of doing things and the state government would not be trapped in one school of thought. “We are open to suggestions be it from [...]

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