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Is Penang worth visiting? Here are 10 reasons we say YES!

In a part of the world filled with world-class cities, sights and destinations, it takes something special to stand out from the crowd in Southeast Asia and earn a place on your travel itinerary. So where should Penang sit on your list? Is Penang worth visiting and what should you see and do when you’re …

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How to get to Penang: your ultimate 2024 guide

The island of Penang lies a couple of kilometres off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia and, dating back to its days as a key trading port, has always been well-served by domestic and international transport options. Nowadays, whether you’re flying in for a visit, passing through as part of an overlanding adventure, or just …

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A brief history of Penang

Penang’s location on the northwest coast of Malaysia, at the intersection of numerous cultures, countries, and trade routes, has always shaped its history. From a small island integral to regional trade, a strategic European possession to be fought over, to its recent history as a post-independence Malaysian success story, Penang’s fortunes have constantly changed throughout …

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