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Many of the buildings in Georgetown, Malaysia's Chinatown reflect the city's British roots in their architecture.

24 Hours in Georgetown, Malaysia

Nestled  in the northwestern corner of Malaysia, Georgetown is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Sitting on the eastern shores of the island of Penang, the city and the surrounding villages are some of ...
by Jim Cheney
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The finished products: banana pancakes, fish curry, and chicken cutlets.

Learning to Cook in Georgetown, Malaysia’s Foodie Capital

When you think of great food destinations in Asia, what cities come to mind? Bangkok? Hong Kong? Maybe Tokyo? What about Georgetown, Malaysia? Sitting on the island of Penang off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, Georgetown i...
by Jim Cheney
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A typical colonial era house in Chinatown, Georgetown, Malaysia.

On the Heritage Trail in Penang: Exploring Georgetown’s Colonial Past

In August of 1786, the British flag was raised for the first time in southeast Asia; however, the flag wasn’t first raised over Hong Kong or even Singapore. Instead, the first British possession in the region was the isla...
by Jim Cheney
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Some of the many statues at Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple outside Georgetown, Malaysia.

Photo of the Week: Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, Malaysia

Sitting outside of Georgetown, Malaysia, on the island of Penang is one of the most impressive Buddhist Temples that I’ve ever had the chance to see: Kek Lok Si Temple. Located at the top of a small hill, the temple is mo...
by Jim Cheney
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Learning to cook at the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, Malaysia.

Learning to Cook Malay at Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden

The island of Penang in Malaysia is one of the world’s best places for food. In fact, in 2009, New York Times readers voted it the world’s second best city for food. Obviously there is something special about the fo...
by Jim Cheney
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The light-trails of a boat are seen against the backdrop of restored buildings in Chinatown, Malacca, Malaysia.

Photo of the Week: Malacca, Malaysia’s Chinatown at Night

Malacca (also spelled Melaka) is a city in Malaysia and is one of the most historically important cities in Southeast Asia. Long overshadowed by Singapore to the south and George Town to the north, there was once a time when th...
by Jim Cheney
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