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[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="16094" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]George Town, Penang is a vibrant city with many faces and cultures. A part of the city’s renowned Heritage Zone houses the Chinatown area, a hodgepodge of Penang-style clash of cultures with east-meets-southeast sensibilities...

[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="16668" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Familiar clacking sound used to haunt empty hallways of the long heritage houses in Penang and Malacca. Those were the days of attraction-grabbing method as its surface collides with the floor when the footwear...

[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="16684" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_single_image image="16644" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]“Great sandwiches don't happen by accident; you've got to balance moistness and crunch, weigh toppings and main components, choose bread that will make each element shine, and construct them so...

[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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16656" img_size="full" alignment="right" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16655" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]   Kimberley Street; named after John Wodehouse, the Earl of Kimberley, who was the British Colonial Secretray in the 1870s. Stretched from Penang Road to Carnarvon...

[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="16604" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]This year, George Town celebrates the ninth anniversary of its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (together with Malacca) with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities for locals and tourists...

[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="16624" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]One might mistake Weld Quay as one of the original roads of Penang when Captain Francis Light first established George Town, as the road was built approximately 100 years after Light’s discovery. In reality,...

[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_column_text]At the bustling corner where Burmah Road and Penang Road meet stands a heritage building. Built nearly a century ago in 1919, the Loke Thye Kee, arguably the oldest restaurant in Penang, has endeared many generations of people...

[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="16595" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Lying just on the fringes of George Town’s Heritage Zone, where Farquhar Street meets Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (formerly known as Northam Road), is the Old Protestant Cemetery (or less commonly known as 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="16581" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]In 2016, there was a lot of buzz about the Majestic Theatre Penang reopening its doors after a few decades of being left alone. Old-timers waxed nostalgic about its heyday; new generations watched in...

[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_column_text] A Quick Guide to the Coolest Link Bike Stations in George Town The Link Bike Sharing System is a new feature in George Town, as part of an effort by the Penang government to promote cycling amongst its citizens....