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 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
'The Lost Giant I' is no ordinary exhibition but one that relives the nostalgia Penang's landmark and what could have been, should the mega development project had taken place. Cheng Sim unearths the fascinating stories of Komtar.