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Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia

A land of legendary heroes, giant footprints and even bigger templesText: Bob Rickard / Images: Signs and Wonders We were on our way to Penang – the most Chinese of Malaysia’s states – when word reached us that Ion Will, a founding member of the Gang of Fort, had died (see Necrolog, FT274:24–25). My wife [...]

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About Penang

About Penang

About Penang

Penang (Pulau Pinang), affectionately known as the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the bestknown and most-visited corners of Malaysia, and is the only one of the country’s 13 states to have a Chinese majority population, giving the island a very distinct character all of its own. Its main centre, Georgetown, attracts the most [...]

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Destination of the week: Penang Island, Malaysia

Destination of the week: Penang Island, Malaysia

The food. The beaches. The mix of cultures. What are you waiting for? By Josh LewThu, May 26 2011 at 9:40 AM EST Malaysia’s Penang Island is one of the most unique places to travel in Southeast Asia. As a beach destination, it pales in comparison to the region’s best stretches of sand. But it [...]

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Penang Food :: Seafood

Penang Food :: Seafood

Penang, being an island surrounded by seawater, is famous for its fresh-from-the-sea seafood. Most of Penang’s best seafood restaurants are located along the beach around the island as well as on the mainland, The food is priced accordingly to the ambience and type of seafood. One would never hesitate to travel all the way into [...]

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Tourism News

Malaysia's State Tourism Agencies Showcase Attractions In Berlin

Malaysia’s State Tourism Agencies Showcase Attractions In Berlin

By Manik Mehta BERLIN, March 14 (Bernama) — A number of Malaysian states are participating in the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, along with other representatives of travel, tour agencies and hotels. Saari Md Nooh, Director of Johore Tourism Department, said the company at participated in trade fairs in Hong Kong and elsewhere but [...]

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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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