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“If you want to learn about a culture, listen to their stories”. Penang in all its complexity is presented in bite-sized stories, guides and interviews, to be taken in and savoured slowly.


Penang is well-known for its tapestry of vibrant cultures, authentic cuisines and great attractions. Here’s how you can immerse yourself into the rich culture and lifestyle of the people in this northern region. By Janice Kua
This Muslim new year is celebrated with introspection, new resolutions and self-improvement amid a festive mood.
This nine days religious and cultural festival is celebrated by Hindu devotees of goddesses Gurda, Lakhsmi and Saraswati.
Penang was once a hub for traditional trades that are fading fast and rapidly replaced by things more in demand in today’s fast-evolving world. Get to know some of them before they are extinct. By Su Aziz
The Penang shophouses’ clever space distribution has not only housed businesses but also burgeoning families the past few decades. By Su Aziz.
This Penangite chats about, among other things, the most nostalgic Penang street food for her and more.
There may be no winter wonderland but Penang is not short of festivities during this end of the year season.
They are behind the scenes, making things happen during these festivals, one of which is already globally renowned. Read more on what it takes to shape these festivals. By Su Aziz
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