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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="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...

[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="16342" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Armenian Street, perhaps the most popular tourist spot within George Town’s historical Heritage Core Zone, is a quintessential George Town location. The street houses numerous museums, eateries, and vintage accommodations for both locals and...

[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="16323" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]One of the many attractions in George Town’s Heritage Zone is the Kong Hock Keong Temple, or Goddess of Mercy Temple as it is popularly known among its devotees, located on Jalan Masjid Kapitan...