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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.


The middle bit of Penang’s mainland exudes a more modern feel as compared to the northern or southern parts that steep in lush nature or industrial and agricultural vibe. Find out what to see and do in this place.
As of 1 Jan 2015, Penang was granted city status, promoting the island to a city from its municipality. What does owning a city status signify? Janice Kua explains.
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Penang. Penang is filled with never-ending festivals especially in the month of February and Janice Kua shares some tips on what not to miss.
There are a million reasons to be in Penang this February. Don't miss out on amazing human stamina, colours and loud drums right here. Most of all, it's truly where the festivities never end.
Many have worked long and hard in recognising Penang's historical cemeteries as a significant monument heritage. Cheng Sim visits Penang's historical resting place, the Protestant Cemetery.
Indulge, discover and explore in Penang this holiday season! Its always 'too much to do, too little time' in Penang, but Janice Kua has tailored a list of 15 must-dos in Penang for you.
Have you ever wondered who builds the trishaws riding around on the streets of George Town? Cheng Sim chats with one of a trishaw maker of Penang.
Penang is on the verge of losing its 200-year-old Siamese village for a new hotel development in Pulau Tikus. Cheng Sim speaks to the remaining Siamese community in the state.
November and December see Penang wrapped up with 10 Days 3 Festivals consisting of George Town Literary Festival, In-between Arts Festival and Penang Island Jazz Festival. We take a look at what’s on in 10 Days 3 Festivals and handpicked exciting events to book your tickets.
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