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Articles for the World Heritage Category

World Heritage

George Town

George Town

George town was inscribed as a Unesco world cultural heritage site along with Melaka in 2008. A stroll down town will take you back in time and its eclectic mix of European and Asian influence is prevalent when you walk its streets. There are decades, some even centuries old, houses, forts, churches, temples and mosques […]

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Religion, St. George’s Church

Penang World Heritage Site :: Saint George's Church

Penang World Heritage Site :: Saint George’s Church

Address: 1, Lebuh Farquhar 10200 Penang. At the corner of Lebuh Farquhar and Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, the historic church, named after a patron saint of England, is reportedly the oldest Anglican church in Malaysia. Built by convicts, it has been faithfully holding services since its conception in 1818. The grand Francis Light memorial that […]

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Museum, Penang Hill

Penang Hill Owl Museum

Penang Hill Owl Museum

The Owl Museum on Penang Hill and discover a fascinating collection of over 1,000 rare and exotic, owl-inspired artifacts created by artists across the globe. It’s the first in South East Asia. Guided tour for children can be arranged with the museum. Address: Levels b3, Astaka MPPP, Bukit Bendera, Jalan Summit, 11300 Penang. Malaysia

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Penang History & Story, St. George’s Church

Missionary couple's contributions are well-recorded in Penang

Missionary couple’s contributions are well-recorded in Penang

IT IS easily the most beautiful church in Penang but more than that, St George’s Church, which was built in 1816, is the oldest Anglican church in South-East Asia. Not surprisingly, the church, located on Farquhar Street, has been declared one of the 50 national treasures of Malaysia by the Government. The landmark church was […]

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Religion, St. George’s Church

The oldest in South East Asia Anglican Church in George Town was built to mark the 100th year of Penang’s founding

The oldest in South East Asia Anglican Church in George Town was built to mark the 100th year of Penang’s founding

BUILT in Western neo-classical style influenced by ancient Greek and Roman architecture, the newly restored St George’s Church is now an imposing white wonder. This oldest Anglican Church in South-East Asia, and probably the largest in the country, has stood proudly in Farquhar Street, George Town, for close to two centuries. Parish priest Venerable Charles […]

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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Live it up! The greatest mansions and grand houses.

Live it up! The greatest mansions and grand houses.

2. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Malaysia Built in the 1880s, the magnificent 38-room, 220-window Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was commissioned by Cheong Fatt Tze, a local merchant trader who left China as a penniless teenager and ended up as ‘the Rockefeller of the East’. The mansion blends Eastern and Western designs, with louvred windows, art […]

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Religion

Penang World Heritage Site :: Bengali Mosque

Penang World Heritage Site :: Bengali Mosque

Address: Lebuh Leith Penang. The Indians from Bengal first came to Penang in the late 18″ century as ‘sepoys’ and convicts with the East India Company. Francis Light also brought out some Bengal farmers’ from Calcutta to encourage agricultural enterprise on the island. While the early Bengalis hailed from Bengal, the term ‘Bengali’ soon came […]

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Traditional Trade

Penang World Heritage Site :: Hong Kong Shoe Store

Penang World Heritage Site :: Hong Kong Shoe Store

Address: 177, Muntri Street, 10200 Penang. This small shoe store impressed me when I first arrived at Penang in 90s for its “Hong Kong” name. Later, I found out from the media that Jimmy Choo, the renowned Malaysian shoe designer based in London was an apprentice in this shop before he moved to London. The […]

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Public Building

Penang World Heritage Site :: Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Penang World Heritage Site :: Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Address: 10 Farquhar Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia. Eastern & Oriental Hotel or E&O Hotel is oldest hotel in Penang, established in 1885 by Armenian Hoteliers, the Sarkies Brothers. (Also the founder of Raffles Hotel in Singapore). Situated in the magnificent seafront, the main building facade is preserved with its 1920s echo dome and old Otis […]

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Clan House

Penang World Heritage Site :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

This tiny but beautiful temple is dedicated to the Chinese god of prosperity. It was formerly the base of the Tua Pek Kong secret society run by the Straits Chinese. The Yap clan association is house in a Straits Eclectic building from 1924 on land donated by Yap Chor Ee, founder of the Ban Hin […]

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