Discover what to see and do on the Malaysian island of Penang on a cruise call into the capital George Town.
Melaka is the perfect weekend getaway for those with some energy to spare…
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 Melaka (Melaka and Malacca are interchangeable spellings, with the former now the official name).
Source: Melaka: A Spice-Infused Heritage
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.
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 attracts people.
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.
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.
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, the oldest sections of George Town in all their multicultural glory were officially named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to their unique cultural and architectural properties.