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The Pearl of the Orient
Penang (Pulau Pinang in Malay) is located on the north-western coast of Peninsula Malaysia. It comprises the Penang island an a strip on the mainland named Province Wellesly (Seberang Perai) which are linked by the Penang Bridge, the third longest in the world.

Penang island measure a modest 285 sq km and is inhabited by slightly over a million people who hail from a diverse mix of cultures and religions.

Penang is blessed with such a great variety of food that is often said that Penangites don't eat to live, they live to eat. Hawker stalls offering a diverse selection of local fare are in abundance everywhere you go. Nasi Kandar, Satay (skewered marinated meat pieces), Laksa (noodles in a spicy sour soup), Hainanese Chicken Rice, Popiah and Rojak are just some of Penang's sumptuous treats you can't afford to miss.

Penang poses a unique charm of old and new perfectly blended. Take its streets and you will see small time pedlers exhibiting their wares within a view of larger, more mordern business establishments. Vintage trishaws share the roads with modern automobiles. Quaint, old buildings stand proud next to taller, more sophisticated ones. It is an island in full bloom. And it beckons you to harvest your dream to a wonderful holiday.

The Charming Wonders of Penang

Penang Festival(December)
A month-long celebration that catapults Penang into a carnival-like atmosphere. Highlighs of this festival are a beauty pageant, film festivals, cultural shows and parades. See spectacular acrobatic displays as teams try to outdo each other by performing thrilling stunts like carrying giant flags while balancing 18-foot high poles during the Chingay procession. Other mesmerising performances include the lion dance, stilt walking and a float procession.


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