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Penang's Future is History

Penang’s Future is History

Mick Shippen hits the history trail in George Town Asian nations are notorious for their disregard of architectural heritage. From Beijing to Bangkok, KL to Singapore, beautiful old buildings have never stood in the way of progress. Until recently Penang was destined to make the same mistakes but commonsense prevailed and the island’s past is […]

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George Town Builds on Its Historic Past

George Town Builds on Its Historic Past

BEHIND the Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, the capital of the Malaysian state of Penang, a rebirth is under way. For as long as anyone can remember, the eastern end of Stewart Lane, which runs behind the temple, has been marred by the blackened shells of seven historic terrace houses. Several years ago […]

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Penang - a tale of two hotels

Penang – a tale of two hotels

By Ted Macauley, eTN | Nov 28, 2010 MALAYSIA (eTN) – Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu, the man behind Penang’s growth from a little known island into a model of economic success died last week at 91. His death closes an important chapter in Penang’s history, as Dr. Lim was instrumental in Penang’s economic development […]

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Penang: Isle of the Betel Nut

Penang: Isle of the Betel Nut

The island township of Penang has diversified attractions for tourists – a seaside resort, heritage township, exotic temples, pulsating nightlife, shopping, et al. A city that takes great pride in its cosmopolitan culture, as a holiday destination Penang offers great value for money. By Sudipta Dev The second largest city in Malaysia, Penang has the […]

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Travel: Heritage jaunt

Travel: Heritage jaunt

Penang’s heritage drive is commendable but SUBHADRA DEVAN feels it should extend to all areas, not just houses, food and artifacts THE hospitality industry in Penang is one of the biggest revenue earners for the State. And heritage is a major draw, thanks to George Town’s listing as a world heritage site two years ago […]

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Silver-lined revival

Silver-lined revival

With a melting-pot culture and time-warp architecture, it’s no wonder tourism is budding in George Town, Penang, writes Leisa Tyler. On a glorious January afternoon I wander the ruins of Fort Cornwallis in George Town, Penang, trying to make sense of the town’s multicultural past. Prized for the deep and sheltered port separating George Town […]

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