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Penang

Past lives on...trishaws in Georgetown.

Penang

On the road to old Malay

John Brunton swaps the futuristic glitz of Kuala Lumpur for colonial-era romance as he heads north to Penang, the jewel in the country's heritage crown.

Malaysia

Pedalling Penang

Malaysia

Ben Groundwater The pace may be sedate, but a trishaw is the only way to roll for Ben Groundwater.

Malaysia

Rock me gently

Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater is on the hunt for crazy stars, but finds a perfectly good holiday instead.

Room Service

Grand hub a dumpling's toss from curios and culture

The cigar lounge at W Hotel, Guangzhou.

Jane Reddy W Hotel is making inroads in the People's Republic, opening in Guangzhou in February.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: By George, Penang's the place for a solo trip

Penang

Tripologist Penang's George Town is one of the most atmospheric and likeable cities in all of south-east Asia.

The Tripologist

How to avoid getting robbed overseas

China money yuan currency

The Tripologist Confidence counts - don't make yourself a target when you're travelling.

Map of Penang

Travel News

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Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

LAWRENCE MONEY 21 Aug | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 21 Aug | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

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