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Author: Sandra Law

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="17070" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Penang is a renown place which embraces the richness of heritage, culture and tradition. Since a century ago, Chinese New Year etiquettes have been solemnly respected and practiced amongst the locals of Penang. However,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="17064" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]A familiar tempo of loud, thunderous sounds of horns, drums gong reminds us of one, and only one thing. Dragon dance. Over and beyond an entertaining performance, underlies a hidden significance in its profound history....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="17032" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Back in those days, life was simple. People ride bicycles to work, school, market and cinemas. In Penang, there were such limited places to hangout. People were contented with what they have. After the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16989" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]IT’S 7AM. An 84 year-old man brushes his teeth, gets ready and leaves for the market. He walks down the aisle towards the direction of his regular fruit supplier, neighbouring friendly market vendors greet him...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16993" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Trishaw or more commonly known as "beca", has made an emblem for itself  as part of Penang’s reputable heritage. Trishaw’s existence in Penang dates back to eight decades ago. Penang would lose its identity...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16970" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]In a world ruled by politicians, we are reminded of the time when immortals, the gods, ruled. Folklores pervaded our discernment of the earth and the universe where human beings remain fallible, and the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16967" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Nine Emperor Gods Festival is immensely commemorated in Penang. In Penang Island, the temples of Nine Emperor Gods coexist in Macallum Street and Burma Road named Tow Boo Kong Temple and Tao Bo Kong...