Malaysia, George Town Guide (B): Warm Hugs in Penang

Warm Hugs in Penang
How often do we find ourselves not realising that a place of interest is just a stone throw away from where we live? I’m proud to have visited 16 countries and 34 cities in the world thus far, but am embarrassed that I have not explored many places in my country, Malaysia. Ever since I started this blog, I have been reminding myself that, wherever possible, I should spend more time to see the local sites.

Last year, I had shared colourful posts about Malaysian festivals/celebrations: Thaipusam in Ipoh; Chinese New Year festivities at Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur (KL); Wesak light and float procession in Brickfields; and Ramadan evening food bazaar in a KL suburb.

There were non-festive Malaysian posts too: I had travelled to Sabah – one of our states in Borneo across the South China Sea – a long weekend of incredible sunsets, local markets and wildlife. Another fascinating trip I made – only 20 minutes drive from my apartment – was a visit to the Islamic Arts Museum in KL, an impressive display of exhibitions there.

So, to continue with the mission of “going local”, the next destination I had a fun time exploring was Penang.

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Penang is an island on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and is linked to mainland via the Penang Bridge. The construction of the Penang Bridge completed in 1985, and the bridge was the first until 2014 the only road connection between Peninsular Malaysia and the island. It is also the second longest ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Warm Hugs in Penang
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Masjid Kapitan Keling   The Church of St. George the Martyr   Mercy Temple   Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling   Little India   Penang Bridge  
Author: Kathleen Poon
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