Hazy Weather is Back; ExpatGo

Every year, Malaysia goes through the inevitable haze season…

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Penang Rendezvous Officially Endorsed by Penang State Tourism; Luxuo

Being one of the first large-scale luxury marina events, the partnership between the two marks a perfect partnership to showcase everything luxury and promote Penang as an ideal tourist destination.

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2018 Penang Temple Fair; Teh Chin Liang; Dave’s Travel Corner

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Penang celebrates a decade of safeguarding world heritage site; Bernama

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33 Stunning Places to Visit in Asia; The Street Staff

Asia is a tapestry of history, cultures, religions, vast landscapes, art and architecture. To help you figure out where to go, here are some of the top destinations.

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George Town marks UNESCO anniversary amid debate; Marco Ferrarese; Nikkei Asian Review

Conservationists seek development rethink in Malaysian heritage city

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The Historic Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the Best Place to Stay in Penang; Compass And Fork

Imagine colonial era Britain at the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang Malaysia. A review of the hotel and what to do in Penang for 3 days. At..

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5 REASONS WHY MALAYSIA IS THE UNSUNG HERO OF SOUTHEAST ASIA; Carl Hiehn; The Journal

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Malaysia – Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Like many travelers, I only planned on skimming Malaysia. A day in Malacca. Maybe two in Kuala Lumpur. Perhaps – if there’s time – a stop in Georgetown.

As I disembarked the bus in Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage city on the south-western coast of peninsular Malaysia, I remember a less-than-thrilled impression. “This is it?”, I pessimistically thought, side eyeing the mini-mall that doubled as a terminal. “This was crowned a UNESCO World Heritage city?”

But as the classic adage states, don’t judge a book by its cover. Or rather, a world heritage city by the desolate depot on the outskirts of town.

The mundane and unremarkable dissipated as I taxied closer to the soulful citycentre. Half-baked mid-rises transformed into colourful colonial churches. The snaking river was lined with heritage housing, gardens and street art. We shared the cobblestone road with bedazzled trishaws. Chinatown’s flamboyant architecture was particularly enthralling.

Before we hit my hostel, I was in love with the land of the Malay.

“Just a day in Malacca” turned into five, and, “maybe two in KL” became a week.

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Making the Most of a Day in Malacca; Olivia McPhan; DestinAsian

Malaysia – Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Bookmark this itinerary to experience the best of the Malaysian coastal state, from heritage sites to its booming food scene.

Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to a fascinating blend of cultural sites spanning Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences.

Once a thriving port, the capital of its namesake state is now one of Malaysia’s most sought-after holiday destinations. It boasts night markets and cafés, peppered with various heritage attractions like the A’Famosa ruins and Jonker Street.

Got a day to spare? Here’s a suggested itinerary to make the most of your time here.

9 a.m. Start the morning right with freshly brewed coffee, toasted home-made granola, and fluffy pancakes at The Daily Fix Café. Rustic walls and vintage artefacts give the café a nostalgic touch. Located in the town center, the café is easily over-looked as it’s slyly located inside a souvenir shop called Next KK. Aim to arrive by 9 a. m. as it’s easily one of the most popular breakfast spots for tourists and locals alike.

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The Stories Behind The Street Art in George Town, Penang; Jayne; Girl Tweets World

Malaysia – Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

The street art in Penang is about so much more than an interactive backdrop for your Instagram photos, the murals illustrate the story of George Town. Sculptures explain how roads got their names, signs describe the heritage of the area and large-scale portraits represent George Town businesses, past and present.

When we took ourselves on a self-guided walking tour of George Town, we came away with so much more than a bunch of pretty photos. I came home with a better understanding of Penang too.

Brief history of street art in George Town, Penang

Penang was not nearly as prominently placed on the international tourist scene until a Lithuanian artist named Ernest Zacharevic changed the fate of the crumbling heritage city in 2012.

Prior to Zacharevic putting Penang on the map, George Town, which was the first British settlement in Southeast Asia, had been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. To celebrate this recognition the State Government held a competition to find artists who could make signage for the ‘living museum’.

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