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.
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.