Exquisite wedding locations in Penang, from seaside once-in-a-lifetime and pristine heritage bungalows to tropical rainforest and a previously derelict theatre, we speak to the people who made dream weddings possible.
Have you seen the rat-headed prisoner on the wall of Mugshot Cafe on Lebuh Chulia? How about a monkey-headed general guarding the moon gate in China House’s courtyard? There’s a dragon-headed General Guan Yu riding a horse on the wall of the Drippin’ Dragon Hostel on Lorong Hutton. Have you seen that too? Familiarise yourself with the works of Penang-based British artist Thomas Powell.
What are the hidden relics from a wartime era of the old Malaya? Reputed to be the largest war museum in South East Asia, the Penang War Museum is said to share experiences and feels of its function back in the days.
The Straits-born Chinese, also known as the Peranakans, are committed to perfection, not only in their food but also in their ensemble, from head – to toe, literally. Kasut manik (beaded shoe) is highly valued as it is an integral part of the Peranakan's culture and it is handsewn into delicate designs. For a female Peranakan, also known as a Nyonya, a kebaya is incomplete without a pair of kasut manik.
Penang Hill Corporation plans to refurbish and repurpose some of the old state-owned bungalows. What can visitors expect from the plan and how the plan fits in PHC’s bid to be listed as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve?
Penang Global Tourism is the new state tourism bureau set up to work with key tourism players inside & outside of Penang, to promote the state through better-forged ties, reliable data & feedback and synergistic activities.