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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.


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. GTWHI is not offering the Discovery Walks at the moment.
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
Deepavali has long been embraced by the Hindu community as a significant event in the Hindu primary scripture. Cheng Sim discovers more to Deepavali than the victory of light over darkness.
'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.
Co-director of 'Hai Ki Xin Lor', Saw Teong Hin chats with Cheng Sim and shares an insight into his first Penang Hokkien play.
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