The Rich Culture of George Town, Penang – A Rewarding Adventure!

Penang is a melting pot of cultural amalgamations and it is most evident in its street art featuring a combination of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European influences. There’s so much vibrant colour in the streets that you can witness.

George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Small enough that it can be traversed in a rickshaw, on a bike or on your own two feet, this area of the heritage site is known around the world as the ‘Street of Harmony.’ It’s within walking distance from Travelodge Georgetown if you’re looking for a hotel in Malaysia Penang area.

So Many Places of Worship

Penang started out as a trade outpost for the British East India Company and was open to people of all faiths passing through and who ultimately made it their home. With them came their rituals. Penang today is home to many diverse places of worship with the Kapitan Keling Mosque, St. George’s Church, Sri Maha Mariamman and Goddess of Mercy temples being within walking distance of each other.

Landmarks

Thanks to the diverse culture, Penang is a popular tourist destination with great cuisine, art highlights including its famous street art, architectural wonders and natural attractions like its great beaches.

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Tradition in the Trade

In keeping with numerous traditions, Penang is also very focused on preserving its heritage. As it is, the ageing artisans of traditional craft try their best to spread awareness of their trades, the same ones that have been in their family for generations.

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Must See Attractions in Kowloon – The Best of Kowloon

The district of Kowloon is one where the streets are always abuzz with workers, street vendors and hawkers. However, there is still something fascinating about it all. Below are a few places you ought to visit in Kowloon.

The museum district

Kowloon is known for the many kinds of museums here. The biggest museums here are also the busiest museums in Hong Kong. Most tourists coming to Kowloon first begin their quest by visiting the museums in town. This is also because most of the Tsim Sha Tsui hotels are located close by.

Markets in Kowloon

If shopping is what you are here for, then Kowloon is the right place to be. Markets selling low price goods are available here. The most famed one of them is the Temple Street Night Market. Travelodge Kowloon and other hotels are available for accommodation here.

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Sik Sik Yuen Temple

This is the most famous temple here that is bustling with many devotees visiting the shrine ever so often. This is also the perfect place to get a taste of the vibrant festivities of the Chinese culture. The inside is sure to leave you in wonder.

Lei Yue Mun

Lei Yue Mun was once a fishing village that has now been transformed into a seafood destination. The catch is brought in fresh off the ocean. You may pick the fish of your choice off the net and get it cooked then and there by the hawker stalls.

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Must visit places in Riyadh – Fall in love with this city

If you’re visiting Riyadh and wondering what to do during your free time, there are several hidden treasures for you to explore! Here are a few suggestions to add to your itinerary.

Wadi Hanifa

Wadi Hanifa | Image Credit : Dainomite, Wadi Hanifa from King Fahd Rd2, CC BY-SA 3.0

Red Sands Flower Fields

It’s best you visit during springtime, as this destination is seasonal, and the beauty depends on how much rain the desert received. As you head out on the Mecca highway, a little past the town of Jauw is where you’ll find the dunes. The dunes are a beautiful spot to take amazing pictures.

The Diplomatic Quarter Parks

Just 20 minutes from Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh is where you’ll find the Diplomatic Quarter Park. located on the edge of Wadi Hanifa. The area consists of 30 gardens with plenty of open spaces for you to walk. The park is beautifully maintained with picnic areas, shaded walkways, and pavilions.

Wadi Hanifa

A valley that runs for 120 km through Riyadh, it possesses unique geographical features. A comprehensive development strategy was developed in order to restore and preserve this natural wadi, developing it into an environmental and tourism resource.

The Edge of The World

Step out of your expatriate’s flats in Riyadh for a unique experience, a breathtaking view of Riyadh. You may have to climb and walk a lot, but it’s well worth it as the view is magnificent. The gates to the valley close at 6, so make sure you make it out on time!

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+