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Visit Penang Year 2010-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 July 2009 15:36

Press Statement by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, Exco of the Penang State Tourism Development & Culture.

Visit Penang Year 2010-2012 is a three year campaign for all tourism industrial players, the hotels and travel agents to enable them to come up with travel packages in advance for tourists all over the world to come to Penang. A year is too short a time to promote Penang to all the other countries, therefore three years is an ideal period to create more attractive packages and to effectively allow better response in tourists visits to Penang.

Yesterday's soft launch of Visit Penang Year 2010-2012 marks the beginning of a month-long celebration held in conjunction with George Town's UNESCO CELEBRATION MONTH in July 2009 which...

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2009 17:47
National Chingay Competition 26th July 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 June 2009 08:38


Date: 26th July 2009. 8.30am to 11am

Location: Esplanade, Penang

Chingay is originated from China, and the Penang Chinese first performed Chingay in 1899 during deity processions. It is a street art where the performer balances a giant flag that ranges from 25 ft to 32 ft in height and about 60 pounds in weight.

Over the years, the local Chinese has been improvising the Chingay performance. From a basic giant flag balancing by a solo performer, Chingay has developed to a team...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 22:54
VisitPenang twitter PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 16:32

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Last Updated on Saturday, 04 April 2009 13:29
Fly direct to Singapore from Penang via low cost carriers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 April 2009 06:55


Finally! We can fly direct from Penang to Singapore (Changi Terminal 1) via AirAsia, FireFly, and Jetstar starting June 1st 2009.

To celebrate this great news, AirAsia is offering limited FREE seats. Valid for booking from 27th April ~ 3rd May 2009. Travel from 1st June ~ 31st Jan 2010.

AirAsia and Jetstar have started their online booking for this new route. Check it out.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2009 23:18
Shopping Tourism PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 20:52


Penang is without a doubt one of the best shopping destinations in South East Asia. Synonymous with its relaxing Island atmosphere and friendly people, Penang offer a pleasant and comfortable shopping lifestyle experience for all shoppers, including domestics and foreign visitors.

You could find high street chain stores and funky boutiques to designer labels like...

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:34
Penang Earth Hour Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2009 11:39

Penang will join the rest of the world to flick the switch for Earth Hour on 28th March 2009 at 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Part of Penang will soon be going dark to help Mother Nature. On 28th of March 2009, Penangites are urge to participate in WWF movement known as "Earth Hour," to raise awareness regarding climate change and global warming.

Earth Hour – the worldwide movement to make a change against global warming by a simple action of switching off the lights for an hour. And this year,...

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2009 11:54
Penang's Very Own Sakura PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:58

'The Sakura of Penang' as the Penangites are calling it, has been blooming all across Penang and Seberang Perai. One of the most beautiful sight of these trees is the one stretch which blooms in full flaunting glory along the road of Bayan Baru. Throughout the past two weeks, these budding cherry blossoms have been an ideal photographic background to loving couples, chummy friends and families all of which have a story to tell, as well as a perfect nature subject to many professional...

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2009 07:31
European expats' top 10 preferred Asian locations PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 March 2009 23:33

George Town has been selected among "European expats' top 10 preferred Asian locations" where Europeans prefer to work and live in, according to a latest international location ratings survey.

George Town was ranked 10th in the annual Location Ratings Survey by ECA International and is said to be one of the handful of locations in Asia which offered a good standard of living.

George Town was also ranked ninth in Asia for Asians to live in and ranked at 64th respectively in the world's ranking...

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 March 2009 17:51
Boost in Penang Tourist Arrivals! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:32

The year 2008 proved to have produced good results for tourism in Penang, as last year saw the state receive 6.3mil in tourist arrival according to hotel statistics, which excludes tourists those who visit Penang on cruises, day trips, or live with friends & relatives, as compared to 5.1mil in 2007. The benefit of the increase comes from being ignited with the UNESCO World Heritage City status on 7th July last year.

Managing to attract droves of foreign and domestic tourists...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:06
Thank You For Your Support! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 February 2009 22:39


We, the VisitPenang Team, are pleased that visitors and subscribers have nothing but positive comments for our VisitPenang Newsletter and web site. Just months after setting up the VisitPenang website, scores of visitors have been visiting the site every day and is increasing day by day. Therefore, due to its rising popularity we are doing our absolute best to keep the website constantly updated on happenings in Penang as well as more information on our beloved island's attractions...

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2009 20:41
Air Asia Maiden Flight From Penang To Macau PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:38


Thanks to the newly launched Air Asia Direct flight from Penang to Macau, Penangites can now look forward to flying to Macau hassle free. The same goes for Chairman of the Penang State Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee, YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, as he makes a trip to Macau on 1st March 2009, the very first day Air Asia begins the services of their direct flight from Penang to Macau.

The three day trip to Macau which was initiated by the EXCO Tourism...

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2009 18:29
Penang Char Koay Teow PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 February 2009 17:47


    Char Koay Teow, the popular Penang hawker dish, has recently been declared as a traditional delicacy among other 172 items under the National Heritage listing. The declaration was made by Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal on 14th February 2009. During his speech at the declaration ceremony he said, “The declaration is to create awareness in society on the importance of preserving the national heritage to be appreciated by the next...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 11:09
Chap Goh Meh Celebration 2009 - 40,000 Turnout PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 17:06


The Chap Goh Meh Celebration, also known as the Chinese Valentine's Day celebration hosted by the state government on Monday night, was a definite crowd puller as the event saw a tremendous turnout of a sea of 40,000 locals and tourists who packed the field and the streets at the Esplanade.

The event saw an array of activities and performances which were held in full swing to reveal a night of cultural enchantment. Much to the delight of many tourists who were out on the town...

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2009 18:31
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