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Nostalgic street art in George Town

George Town is the capital of the state of Penang in northern Malaysia and is one of the country’s main tourist draws. With its gorgeous architecture, atmospheric streets and mouthwatering food, George Town is my favourite city to visit in Malaysia! It’s also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historic importance […]

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Plane views: Penang Island

Penang (map) is a turtle-shaped island located off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 300km northwest of Kuala Lumpur. Often called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang is home to Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, and is famed for its beautiful historic architecture and mouthwatering cuisine. On a recent flight from Amsterdam […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – East meets West in Penang

Penang is a melting pot of Eastern and Western influences and this is aptly reflected in its cuisine. From delicious breads to mouth-watering laksa, Penang is a true culinary paradise! Read the accompanying post: “Ten Things To Do in Penang“. Search for hotels in Penang.

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

The splendid interior of the Cheong Fatt Tze or Blue Mansion in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. Search for hotels in Penang.

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Hainan Temple, Penang

A rickshaw passes the ornate entrance of the Hainan Temple in Penang, Malaysia. Read the accompanying post: ‘10 Things To Do in Penang‘. See other Velvet Moments: Impalas at the Serengeti, Tanzania Quebrada de Las Conchas, Argentina Bruges canals, Belgium Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Positano, Italy The Great Ocean Road, Australia

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Ten things to do in Penang

Penang is a turtle-shaped island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is connected to the mainland by the 13 kilometer long Penang Bridge and the 24 kilometer long New Penang Bridge. For centuries, Penang played a strategic role in trading relations between the East and West. In addition to the local Sultans, the […]

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