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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Georgetown – British, Babas and Clam/ns; Pip & Paul; Travel Blog

Day 31, 9 March – Pip and Paul left Bukit Lawang the way they arrived, by shared taxi, same route out as in, through rough one-street villages that still turn out…

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Top Tourist Places in Malacca, A UNESCO World Heritage City; Tour My India

UNESCO World Heritage City of Malacca is one of those wonders of the world that captivates several tourists attractions in its vicinity. Explore the best of it.

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Colonial Melaka; Abdul Rastagar; Dave’s Travel Corner

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