Category Archives: Pulau Pinang

Muka Head Lighthouse Hike via Monkey Beach

At just over 25 square kilometres, Penang National Park is purportedly the  smallest national park in the world. Except if you Google “smallest national park in the world” you’ll realise it’s not. Moyenne Island in the Seychelles stakes that claim too, and at 22 acres, the equivalent of 0.09 square kilometres, it’s mathematically a better bet. But hey, who needs superlatives like world ‘s best, worst, biggest or smallest when you have astounding biodiversity, golden beaches and historical attractions that can be visited within a day?

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72 Hours In Penang – George Town Festival 2017 Closing Weekend

Richard and I were wavering. To Georgetown Festival or not? Inertia placed us on the side of not. But after hearing about Festival Director Joe Sidek’s directorial debut while in Kuching I was swung the other way.

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48 Hours in Penang: Rain and rooftops edition

Photos paint pretty pictures but they can give the misleading impression that everything is blue skies and happy smiles. And that just isn’t the case. Take my trip to Penang….

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6 ways to get high in Penang

Penang is a gorgeous tropical island, and now with the growing popularity of rooftop bars and other vertiginous attractions, you can go from appreciating the island’s sights at street level to taking it all in from above. Here’s how, in ascending order….

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Jawi Peranakan Mansion @ George Town Penang

Baba Nyonya or Peranakan Chinese I know. Their rich legacy is well documented – in their homes, their clothes, and their food. Jawi Peranakan I didn’t, which is why on a recent trip to Penang I decided to stay at the  Jawi Peranakan Mansion.

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