PTNPk to oversee management of Lenggong Valley site; Ivan Loh; The Star

The Perak State Parks Corporation (PTNPk) will oversee the management of the Lenggong Valley archaeological site, says State Tourism Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing.

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Penang Bucket List: 15 Best Things To Do In Penang, Malaysia; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

Penang Malaysia was inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2001, as this beautiful paradise offers a rich culture and natural scenery that..

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Penang closes out 2019 with another international accolade; Audrey Dermawan; Star

Penang ends 2019 with another feather in its feather-laden cap.

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Lenggong Valley, a World Heritage site, is in peril; The Star

Lenggong Valley is falling apart from neglect a mere seven years after it was declared a World Heritage Site, and is in danger of losing its Unesco status if nothing is done.

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Fantastic Heritage Destinations in Asia; Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj; CEO World

Out of all the continents in the world, Asia has something mystically beautiful about it. The way Asia preserves its history and heritage is something commendable. Naturally, the number of world heritage sites in Asia are greater than any other place for sure. Ranging from adventurous spots to places of spiritual importance, Asia has everything for the traveler. Here we bring the list of fantastic heritage destinations in Asia which you cannot afford to miss: Luang Prabang, Laos: Watch the colonial mansions, gilded temples, and saffron-robed monks collecting alms during the memorable stay here. A historic city located in pristine…

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Wildlife wonderment in Sarawak; New Straits Times

Shopping, sightseeing, savouring good food and having a whale of a time at the beach sounds like everyone’s idea of an ideal vacation, but a close to nature holiday may just make an invigorating difference. One can certainly find an abundance of verdant natural beauty, flora and fauna in Sarawak’s many parks and reserves.

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Stinky bean and Iban soup: sampling jungle food in Malaysia’s Sarawak; John Brunton; National

A foodie revolution is underway in this Malaysian state, bringing tribal fare, prepared by foraging the area’s forests for rare ingredients, to the fore…

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Guide to the Perfect Borneo Wildlife Trip; Carissa Gurgul; Ecophiles

The best way to appreciate the beauty of nature is to go on a trip, and Borneo should be on your list; it’s wildlife is astounding!

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Death by Instagram: how one mural killed Penang’s art scene; Marco Ferrarese; SCMP

A street art revolution transformed the Malaysian island into a celebrated artistic hub in the early 2010s. But its art scene became a victim of its own success, now catering to the whims of Instagram tourists and hipsters.

Source: Death by Instagram: how one mural killed Penang’s art scene

Asian cities urged to guard cultural heritage as they modernise; Reuters

Many of Asia’s booming cities are failing to preserve their cultural heritage and risk losing the traditional knowledge that is crucial for promoting inclusiveness, sustainability and resilience, urban experts warned on Friday. This year, a majority of Asia-Pacific’s population for the first time became urban, with more than half the population living in its rapidly expanding cities, according to a United Nations report published this week.

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Best places to travel in Malaysia: Top 14 tourist attractions of Malaysia; Break.com

With outstanding wild scenes, clear blue sea, quaint streets and delicious food, these locations in Malaysia will bring you a lot of interesting experiences.

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Your next long weekend destination – Penang, Malaysia; Rachel G; AsiaOne

We’ve seen the horrifying traffic jam at the Immigration Customs over the National Day long weekend. Should you risk your trip during the upcoming Deepavali long weekend? Is it worth it? We say its all or nothing. The short 3-days break you get allows you to go for a short escapade to Penang right across the border. To save time on the travelling, Rachel G recommends taking a budget flight over or head in in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

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Photo: Multicultural jewel of Penang Island; Irene Barlian; The Jakarta Post

There are very few places in the world where you would find places of worship of all religions besides George Town, Malaysia. Located on the northwest eastern tip of Penang Island, George Town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Cultural diversity and heritage are inseparable in George Town, the capital of Penang Island. In 1786, during British colonization, the Strait of Malacca was developed into one of the most important trading routes, connecting Africa, Europe, India and the rest of Asia. Appointed as the capital of the Straits…

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Consider a Visit to Fascinating Malaysia; Robert Glazier; Goway

If you are looking for a destination that offers a wide variety of attractions including amazing nature, excellent beach resorts, diverse culture, and contrasting cuisines, look no further than a Malaysia vacation. Malaysia covers two landmasses. One is Peninsula Malaysia, which is sandwiched between Thailand and Singapore and the other is situated to the east …

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17 best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South-East Asia; Wanderlust

Wanderlust lists the best UNESCO-listed world heritage wonders in South-East Asia; in Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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6 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Penang; Bernice Kok; World of Buzz

Spirits were high in Penang on the 7th of July, as they celebrated 11 years of George Town being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What a momentous occasion for our beloved island up north! In 2008…

Source: 6 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Penang

10 Largest Caves In The World, Ranked By Size; Vanessa Elle; The Travel

Caves can be magical, haunting, or gorgeous. These are also massive. Here are the ten biggest caves in the world.

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Malaysia Travel: All You Need to Know; Nellie Huang; WildJunket Adventure Travel Blog

Forget Thailand or Vietnam. Malaysia has a whole world of tropical jungles and empty beaches. Here’s all you need to know about Malaysia travel.

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The UNESCO World Heritage List Has All the World’s Top Attractions – But How Do They Qualify for It?; Gregory Basil; Asean Post

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10 Fab Things to Do in Malacca on a Budget; Steph; Big World Small Pockets

Visiting Malaysia? Then don’t miss this UNESCO city just a few hours from Kuala Lumpur! Here’s Steph’s 10 fab things to do in Malacca on a budget…

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