CULTURE & HERITAGE
PENANG STORIES

Penang in all its complexity is presented in bite-sized stories, guides and interviews, to be taken in and savoured slowly.


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.
Penang and Phuket are a mere 642km apart and are rich in historical parallels. Recently they became official twin cities and curiosity has driven Janice Kua to list similarities between the two cities.
There're more to George Town than delicious local food and street art. Cheng Sim visits the city's traditional traders through George Town World Heritage Inc.'s tour.
There is much to discover on a walk through George Town today. New shops and cafes pop up at a dizzying pace, and a good number of these outlets are opened by young Penangites, bringing a chic vibe to this old town. By Carolyn Hong
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