Explore Penang

The PGIJS 2021 is being held in the little island of Penang.

Penang is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its living cultural heritage existing in the midst of urban developments. It is a metropolitan city that is not short of natural treasures such as beach enclaves, virgin rainforests and beautiful hills.

Its history as an economic hub for the northern end of the Straits of Malacca, a centre for modernising tendencies in the region, and the place of origin for many newspapers, publishing houses and schools, is easily felt in its street life, its architecture, its friendly people and its cuisines. Being home to a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-racial yet harmonious society, George Town is a testament to how harmonious living is possible in a place full of variance, because of that very variance.

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Penang

Penang is a tropical paradise that not only boasts beautiful beaches and lush rainforests, but also

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George Town UNESCO world heritage site

George Town was awarded a UNESCO heritage site status in 2008 as a living museum, as it represents the most complete surviving historic city centre in Asia with a multi-cultural living heritage originating from its trade routes.

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Getting around

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Eat

Delight your taste buds and experience fulfilment. Asia’s great culinary traditions live on in Penang’s street hawkers, coffee shops, hip cafes, mom-and-pop restaurants and fine dining establishments.

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