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What to expect: George Town Festival 2018
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What to expect: George Town Festival 2018

The highly-anticipated month-long festival celebrating arts, culture and heritage is back for the ninth time. This year, George Town Festival (GTF) will be held from August 4 to September 2 with over 100 events to attend including world-class performances, exhibitions and more from international and local artists. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s edition. For the full list of programmes, head to georgetownfestival.com.

Best heritage hotels in Penang
Hotels

Best heritage hotels in Penang

Pre-war buildings, century-old shophouses and more – there certainly isn’t any shortage of charming accommodation in George Town. Go back in time and plan your next stay at one of these heritage hideouts.  

The best tours of the island
Things to do

The best tours of the island

With so many things to do, see and taste, Penang is an easy place to explore on your own. But if you have limited time, want a local’s perspective, or enjoy detailed historical and cultural information, take a guided tour.

Pulau Tikus area guide
Things to do

Pulau Tikus area guide

Contrary to its unwholesome designation, Pulau Tikus isn’t crawling with vermin, but is instead chock-full of good eats and scenic sites

Penang's best bars
Bars and pubs

Penang's best bars

These nightlife establishments certainly set the bar high.

The best of Penang

Best luxury boutique hotels in Penang
Hotels

Best luxury boutique hotels in Penang

The latest collection of boutique hotels to sprout up in George Town redefines luxury and comfort

Best things to do outdoors for kids
Kids

Best things to do outdoors for kids

Much has been said about the island’s colonial architecture, beaches and scrumptious street food. Explore a little more and you’ll discover a rich natural heritage that offers an educational and exciting recreational time for the family

Penang's best art galleries
Art

Penang's best art galleries

Penang has more than just graffiti and street art. Here are the modern art galleries you should check out

Best markets in Penang
Shopping

Best markets in Penang

Straying away from the already well-known, all-time favourite Batu Ferringhi night market, and capture the robust and vibrant ambience of several other day and night markets around Penang

Penang's best bars with a view
Nightlife

Penang's best bars with a view

The best places in town to drink in the scenery

50 things to do in Penang

Heritage
Things to do

Heritage

The best things to do to soak up Penang's rich, cultural heritage

Food and drink
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Food and drink

You haven't been to Penang if you haven't had these dishes

Arts and culture
Things to do

Arts and culture

Check out cool street art, smash some coconuts and more. Here's how you can channel your inner culture vulture

Attractions and activities
Things to do

Attractions and activities

From bargaining at the night markets, watching the sunset on Batu Ferringhi and counting exotic birds at Penang Bird Park, these are the city's best things to do outdoors

Top heritage hotels in Penang

The Blue Mansion (Cheong Fatt Tze)

The Blue Mansion (Cheong Fatt Tze)

A Chinese courtyard-style mansion built on Feng Shui principles

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Historical building with luxurious rooms overlooking the sea

Seven Terraces

Seven Terraces

This boutique hotel features seven Anglo Chinese shophouses restored to their former glory

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Eight Rooms
Hotels

Eight Rooms

Colonial building with hyper modern, design forward interior

Lone Pine Hotel

Lone Pine Hotel

A quaint, historial hotel by the beach in Batu Ferringhi

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5 out of 5 stars
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Muntri Mews

Muntri Mews

Heritage building given a modern upgrade, with a garden to boot

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