CULTURE & HERITAGE
PENANG STORIES

Penang in all its complexity is presented in bite-sized stories, guides and interviews, to be taken in and savoured slowly.


They are behind the scenes, making things happen during these festivals, one of which is already globally renowned. Read more on what it takes to shape these festivals. By Su Aziz
Deepavali, the Hindu new year is prettily marked with sparkly, twinkly lights that deems it as the festival of lights globally.
Penang transforms into a pretty, twinkling venue during this festival celebrating the completion of the harvesting of crops. By Su Aziz.
An annual Muslim festival that celebrates the endurance, faith and patience of one of its prophets. By Su Aziz.
A nine days religious Taoist festival that climaxes to a carnival-like atmosphere and a touch of exotic ritual. By Su Aziz.
This area in Penang is rich in multicultural heritage due to early settlement of peoples from the region as recorded by Pulau Tikus Heritage Hunt Guidebook.
You’ve got an afternoon free in Penang and wondering what you can do to fill the three or four hours? Well, here are some pretty cool ideas. By Su Aziz
Festival Director of George Town Festival takes time off his mad schedule to give us an insight on his views of his home state and his favourite Penang food. By Su Aziz.
Penang gets busy this Merdeka long-weekend! Filled with events and activities of all sorts, here’s what not-to-miss!
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