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