Saturday, September 26, 2009


Penang known as the Pearl of the Orient has the largest collection of intact pre-war buildings in Malaysia lies untouched by the surrounding high-rise structures in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
CITY of George Town, its capital. It is only in Penang tourists can visit 200-year churches, mosques,Chinese and Indian temples within a stone throw away. Migrants from other countries
brought with them their cultures and religions. In spite of this inter-cultural fusion that has evolved over the ages, the individual identities of each ethnic group has been retained and enhanced through their religious festivals and celebrations.

Of all these celebrations or festivals, the one that has become international affairs is the Dragon Boat Festival attracting participation from other parts of the world every year.

A part from these great amalgamation of cultures, Penang is also known as the Silicon Island of the East with the International Airport within reach. Semiconductors contributes as the top export of Penang. Over the years Penang has evolved into a perfect meeting place for MICE -
Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions. MICE is truly memorably when held a beach
resorts or in posh ambience of city venue surrounded by temples of the old.

Be it tourists, businessmen, celebrities or ministers or whatever reasons, a visit to Penang always promises fun and excitement, a break from the hectic and the mundane.


iriene said...

Dear James,

Nice post and very educational too!
It will be nicer if you can put up some heritage buldings or boat festival photos.
Great job, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I planned to post some heritage buildings like Khoo Kongsi, but as I finished writing I forgot all about it