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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="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....

[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="16489" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]The bustling city of George Town is a colourful Malaysian tapestry of wonders located on Penang Island. Distinct old-world cultures, internationally acclaimed built heritage, a vibrant arts scene and plenty more have seamlessly interwoven...

[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="16446" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]   The iconic Beach Street is one of the more significant roots of George Town, and Penang, as a whole. One of the oldest streets in all of Penang, it was constructed shortly after Captain...

[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="16459" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Chill-themed café is in town and now you can eat at the North Pole in Penang! Ice café situated in Victoria Street took the ‘chill’ to a whole new level. This café includes beautiful...

[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]The earlier citizens of George Town, Penang found their footings through the sophisticated British education system laid there by the British Empire during the colonial years. As Malaysia as a whole retained most of the system in their...

[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="16410" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]The Malaysian film You Mean the World to Me is out in cinemas now. Besides being the first-ever feature-length motion picture filmed entirely in the Penang Hokkien language, the film also showcases a plethora...

[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="16391" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Recently, Penang became a ‘Friendship City’ with the Hainanese resort city of Sanya, known as a winter retreat for Chinese citizens of the North. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Penang also happens to...

[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="16385" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Muntri Street, lying within the buffer zone of George Town’s Heritage Site, may not seem like much at first glance, but it houses one of Penang’s biggest not-so-secrets. The street is renowned to have...

[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="16364" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] ART ATTACK In recent years, specifically following its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, George Town has experienced something of an art boom. Be it classical, modern, or everyday street art; the...