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World Heritage Site #1223 :: George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

World Heritage Site #1223 :: George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Table of Contents Food Tourist Attractions 3D Panorama Video Gallery Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage […]

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The whole Penang

The whole Penang

Sholto Byrnes With its colonial grandeur, cultural vibrancy and luxury beach resorts, Sholto Byrnes finds his Shangri-la in the Pearl of the Orient… In 1786 Captain Sir Francis Light landed on the northeastern coast of Penang and took possession of the island on behalf of the East India Company. He had promised military protection to […]

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A food court at every junction

A food court at every junction

By Looi Sue-Chern GEORGE TOWN: By the time you pick up this newspaper, chances are you would have already commented about food. There is a “foodie” inside every Malaysian, even those who do not blog or write about food. We all just love to eat, sometimes even too much for our own good. For Malaysians, […]

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Sharing Penang with the world

Sharing Penang with the world

By ANDREA FILMER THE George Town Festival is creating waves up north in Penang. Now in its second year, the month-long event in July celebrates the anniversary of the city making it to the Unesco World Heritage Site list. With a budget that’s triple that of 2010, this year’s organising committee is holding nothing back […]

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Take safety seriously

Take safety seriously

By KOW KWAN YEE Photos by GARY CHEN and MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI Safety concerns: A scene of the crowd and beach activities at the Batu Ferringhi beach yesterday after the horse incident which happened at another stretch on the famous tourism belt in Penang. TOURISTS are shocked over the latest accident on Batu Ferringhi beach […]

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History of Penang

History of Penang

The history of Penang began in 1786, when Captain Francis Light struck a deal with the Sultan of Kedah. He acquired Pulau Pinang (Penang lsland) from the Sultan on behalf of the East lndia Company, which in retum promised Kedah protection against the powerful neighbours. By 1800, Light had also managed to negotiate for a […]

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About George Town Penang

About George Town Penang

Penang (Pulau Pinang), affectionately known as the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the bestknown and most-visited corners of Malaysia, and is the only one of the country’s 13 states to have a Chinese majority population, giving the island a very distinct character all of its own. Its main centre, Georgetown, attracts the most […]

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George Town :: Map

George Town :: Map

Location Map GPS Coordinates:N5.416667, E100.316667 Penang Map Penang Tourist Map George Town Heritage Map

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