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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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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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Unesco designation keeps Penang teeming with culture

Unesco designation keeps Penang teeming with culture

John Brunton George Town’s culturally diverse buildings, protected by Unesco, make the perfect backdrop for a feast. Malaysia’s tropical island of Penang became the first outpost of the British Empire in South East Asia when Captain Francis Light landed here in 1786 and declared possession in the name of the British king. Strategically placed in […]

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Old-world charm of Penang

Old-world charm of Penang

By Emily Jade B. Valero IT’S 10 o’clock in the morning and a throng of tourists has already gathered outside the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in George Town, capital of Penang, Malaysia. There’s a melee of cruise ship tourists who are docked for one night in George Town, a couple of honeymooners, families and a […]

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Discovering Penang on three wheels

Discovering Penang on three wheels

The fresh sea air, a waft of something delicious and the incoherent shouting of local hawkers made for the perfect South-East Asian setting to undertake a historical tour of the city of Georgetown, Penang in Malaysia. I’d been privileged to encounter trishaw’s in Vietnam some years ago and was pleased to learn that these sturdy […]

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36 Hours: Penang, Malaysia

36 Hours: Penang, Malaysia

By ROBYN ECKHARDT PENANG is on a roll. Thanks to an influx of private and public investment and creative energy — precipitated in part by Unesco’s 2008 listing of Penang’s capital city, George Town, as a World Heritage site — the Malaysian island is padding out its list of attractions. To the region’s best street […]

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