Discover a New Palate at Malaysia’s Unesco World Heritage Town of Melaka; Nivedana Jalan; Outlook India

Melaka is the perfect weekend getaway for those with some energy to spare…

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Penang cancels 2020 George Town Heritage celebrations; Audrey Dermawan; New Straits Times

The annual George Town Heritage celebrations and the 2020 George Town Festival have been cancelled to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Melaka: A Spice-Infused Heritage; Chad Merchant; ExpatGo

Located two hours south of Kuala Lumpur by car, Melaka is Malaysia’s cradle of history. As photojournalist David Bowden shares, the port city’s multicultural melange of heritage owes much to the emergence of global trade and the popularity of tropical spices. If there was ever a destination awaiting a book to be written, it is…

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Great Value Deals In Penang When Booking Direct With The Wembley St Giles; Business Traveller

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Penang to beautify side, back lanes to attract visitors; Bernama

It is business as usual in Penang in the wake of the political crisis in the country as the state government continues with its development plans for the benefit of the people.

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Backyard Travel’s new tour spotlights “hidden” gems of Northern Malaysia; TTG Asia

Backyard Travel, an online boutique tour operator specialising in insider tours throughout Asia, has launched a new tour package offering an adventure into the northern islands, cities and rainforests of Malaysia.

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Taste of Malaysia: 8-Day Tour of City Wonders, Cameron Highlands and Culinary Traditions with Five-Star Hotel Stays, Malaysia; Luxury Escapes

 

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What To Do in Penang – 21 Top Ideas; Stephanie Parker; Big World Small Pockets

Want to learn what to do in Penang – one of the food & culture capitals of Malaysia? Discover Stephanie Parker’s top recommendations for all activites, sights & tours here.

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Don’t build more, fix problems first, Penang tourism master planners told; Yeoh Siew Hoon; WIT

The Penang Tourism Master Plan receives criticisms from not meeting needs of industry and travellers to “building more when we should be solving problems”.

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The fight to save Penang from proposed mega projects; Ian Gill; SCMP

Various local NGOs have come together to oppose construction projects in the Malaysian state, including three motorways, an undersea tunnel and three new islands…

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Penang govt to introduce disaster management plan for Unesco heritage site; Ian McIntyre; Sun Daily

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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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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.

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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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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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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…

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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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My kind of place: George Town, Penang; John Brunton; The National

Head to the Malaysian island to discover a Unesco World Heritage Site that has been radically transformed…

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