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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="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....

[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="16534" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Innovations of tech-knowledge have seen a boom in the rise of information and technology, with a mounting number of platforms which drives content sharing. The Penang’s Digital Library aspires to smarten up the access...

[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]George Town, Penang’s historical heritage stems back into a time where the British imposed their architectural influence upon this then-fertile land. One such trademark left behind is the Straits-era shophouse building, which had an adaptable influence of both...

[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="16503" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]   Penang Road, located barely within the buffer zone of George Town’s Heritage Site, is a vital road for Penangites that is separated into four different sections, each with its own unique characteristics. This road...

[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]­­Looking for gourmet ingredients? Homemade treats? A quick bite, perhaps? Then check out the Ramadan Bazaars set up during May 2017 - 25 Jun 2017! The food capital of Asia, Penang is now prepping up for the month of Ramadan....