/ Penang listed as one of the 15 Best Cities in the World for Food by The Culture Trip (2016)
As the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia, Georgetown is home to some of the finest street food in the world, or hawker food as the locals call it. Many vendors use the same recipes that have been used for generations with hints of Chinese and Indian fusion. The most famous dish is called car koay teow, and it is made of flat rice noodles stir fried with prawns, cockles,...
/ Penang ranked No.1 in Forbes' Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016
For those who love to try new food but are on a budget, George Town, Malaysia is the place to go. The cuisine is a blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian specialities, and local hawker centers and street food stalls offer dozens of delicious options for just $2-3. Wash it all down with a fresh fruit juice for $1 and you can easily eat well for under $10 a day. Accommodation...
/ Penang, listed in Los Angeles Times as one of the 16 Must-Visit Destinations in 2016!
George Town (population about 500,000), Penang's main city, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a 500-year history of trading and a hotel boom in progress. As many as 10 new hotels may open in 2016, and a bevy of cruise lines call at the port. With luck, this growth will leave intact the city's most historic architecture and encourage its lively food scene. George Town was a British...
/ Holiday Lettings UK voted Penang No.6 in its list of 24 Surprisingly Affordable Places to Chase the Winter Sun (2016)
Penang is the perfect choice for travellers wanting to experience the East in all its exotic glory. Celebrated the world over for its cuisine, foodies will fall for the island state’s street food as well as its fine dining. Adventure junkie? Trek through the jungle. Laid-back traveller? Relax in the shelter of a palm tree on the beach.
/ George Town, Penang ranked 4th in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to visit in 2016
It's one of the most hotly anticipated travel guides of any year -- the annual survey of destinations Lonely Planet is recommending for 2016. The travel giant's "Best in Travel 2016" is a roundup of top as well as emerging destinations and experiences. The collection "highlights not the places travelers are headed to next year, but the places our team determined they should visit,"...
/ Smart Travel Asia ranked Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang as one of the Top 25 Spa Hotels & Resorts (2015)
Smart Travel Asia is the region’s dedicated online travel magazine with 1.2 million readers worldwide – frequent travellers in the know.
/ Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion named one of the Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses by Lonely Planet (2012)
Built in the 1880s, the magnificent 38-room, 220-window Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was commissioned by Cheong Fatt Tze, a local merchant trader who left China as a penniless teenager and ended up as 'the Rockefeller of the East'. The mansion blends Eastern and Western designs, with louvred windows, art nouveau stained glass and beautiful floor tiles, and is a rare surviving example...
/ CNNGo voted Penang Assam Laksa as World's No. 7 most delicious foods (2011)
Poached, flaked mackerel, tamarind, chili, mint, lemongrass, onion, pineapple … one of Malaysia’s most popular dishes is an addictive spicy-sour fish broth with noodles (especially great when fused with ginger), that’ll have your nose running before the spoon even hits your lips.
/ Yahoo Travel ranked Penang # 8 in 10 Islands to Explore Before You Die (2011)
Treat yourself to Malaysia's unique fusion of cultures and flavors. Start your food crawl at stalls that crowd the streets of Georgetown, Penang's largest city and Malaysia's food capital. The delectable fare on offer memorably mingles Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, and European flavors.
/ New York Times ranked Penang as 22nd Must Visit Destination in 2009
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