Tag: MY – Melaka and George Town Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Why it’s time to visit this overlooked South-East Asian destination; Belinda Jackson & Anthony Dennis; Traveller

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While we can’t get enough of Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, Malaysia is still largely undervalued.

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There’s more to Penang than meets the eye; Xinyi Liang-Polsena; Travel Weekly Asia

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Penang is all geared up to woo Singapore and global travellers back with new campaigns highlighting its hidden sides.

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A cultural melting pot; Chung Ying Yi; The Edge

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Penang’s capital, George Town, was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2008. It was named after King George III and is one of the most interesting historical cities in Malaysia, with atmospheric streets lined with heritage architecture. The Edge takes a look at the George Town Heritage Trail, which highlights several tourist-worthy attractions.

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The cultural and historical significance of Old Melaka; Chung Ying Yi & Terence Tan; Edge

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A city rich in culture and heritage, Melaka is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Malaysia. From its humble beginnings as a coastal village, it would go on to become the setting of the glorious tales of the Melaka Sultanate and later, part of the country’s colonial past with the Portuguese, Dutch and British all leaving a mark in this Unesco World Heritage Site. The writers explore Old Melaka and its many historical attractions.

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