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.


For almost a month, the unseen wander the earth and Buddhists offer prayers, food and entertainment to appease them. By Su Aziz
Penang’s a nice mix of calm holiday island, productive economy and charming contradictions of cultural habits that result in a unique vibe and endearing traits. By Su Aziz.
Here’s a glimpse into the mind of a global citizen and photographer responsible for the gorgeous portraits in the photographic exhibition, Totem. By Su Aziz.
This is a guide to help you zero-in on a few top picks during George Town Festival 2015 happening in Penang this August. By Su Aziz
Once a year a hundred thousand Catholic believers, if not more, make their way to Bukit Mertajam in Penang for a 10-day saint’s day celebration. By Su Aziz.
The biggest Muslim festival is Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and it is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Syawal. By Su Aziz.
The George Town Walkabout Tour summarises the UNESCO World Heritage Site's two centuries worth of history into a condensed yet insightful 1.5 hour tour. Cheng Sim found out that is indeed insightful.
Wipe away your consternation about visiting Penang with a clearer picture of what to expect. Here’s a list to guide you. By Su Aziz.
There was once a relatively large number of the Royal Australian Air Force officers who resided in Penang. Today, many may not have known of the rich history and significant relationship between Penang and Australia. Janice Kua puts together a brief story on the existence of the RAAF in Penang.
What should not be overlooked is the often unseen beauty of the southern area of Seberang Perai on Penang’ s mainland that sparkle and shimmer quietly.
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