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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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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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On preserving the old

On preserving the old

It’s a cool, slightly overcast day in George Town, Penang. I’m sitting outside my guesthouse on Love Lane, where droves of travellers walk past every day, some purposefully, some looking slightly bewildered, but all with camera in hand. The travellers who come here do so partly for the food, the history and Penang’s heritage buildings, […]

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Blog about Penang :: A Penang New Year’s Eve

Blog about Penang :: A Penang New Year’s Eve

By Michelle Newman It was noodles for New Years in Penang, Malaysia. I celebrated, or should really say, I cried my way thru New Year’s Eve a few years ago. It didn’t have anything to do with Penang – it was all about me and my state of mind. After a recent breakup, I wanted […]

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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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24 hours in Georgetown

24 hours in Georgetown

By Jim Cheney NESTLED in the northwestern corner of Malaysia, Georgetown is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Sitting on the eastern shores of the island of Penang, the city and the surrounding villages are some of the most historically important in all of Southeast Asia. Settled by the British in 1786, Georgetown […]

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Perfection in Penang

Perfection in Penang

By Lucy Jarvis AN ideal holiday in my experience has a mix of time to relax, good food, outdoor exploration, water views and learning about the local history and culture. All those ingredients seemed to fit neatly into my recent four-day trip to Penang Island, which has a mix of attractions from blue seas and […]

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Tourism Malaysia Launches Free Amaze-Ya! App

Tourism Malaysia Launches Free Amaze-Ya! App

Tourism Malaysia Sydney has launched a free smartphone application called Malaysia Amaze-Ya!, designed to provide travellers with a useful tool for navigating their travels in Malaysia. The app is available for both iPhone and Android and offers general information on key destinations in Malaysia as well as handy tips for the best attractions in Kuala […]

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Quaint heritage sites

Quaint heritage sites

Malacca and Penang are unique in that they boast a rich colonial heritage that’s injected with local flavours, writes Teresa Yong-Leong MALACCA and George Town, Penang evoke feelings quite different from that of other states in the country. There is a certain air of history and culture that grab you the minute you enter these […]

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