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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="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...

[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="16275" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] Victoria Street in was originally not a part of the original George Town schematics when Francis Light first set foot here and proclaimed Penang as British Colonial Territory. In fact, this road did not...

[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="16270" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] A major road within George Town’s Heritage Site is Chulia Street, which also houses numerous well-maintained Straits-era shop houses. Formerly known as both Chulier Street and Malabar Road – both named after early Indian...

[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="16108" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]THE TOP@Komtar, located at the George Town skyscraper Komtar, is an entertainment hub packed with restaurants, pubs, and theme attractions… among other places of interest. The TOP, housing many of these facilities also hosts...

[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="15683" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Not far off the Church of the Assumption on Farquhar Street is St. George’s Church, built in 1818 for the then-astronomical sum of 60,000 Spanish dollars. It is the oldest Anglican Church in South...

[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="16082" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Situated on Lebuh Queen, just within George Town’s Little India, lies the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple, noted as the oldest Hindu temple in all of Malaysia. The site of worship first began as a...

[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="16075" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Walk alongside Penang’s famed Esplanade Drive past the Town Hall and you will find yourself standing in front of an imposing relic. Indeed, Fort Cornwallis stands as a Penang icon but is most notable...