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Penang

Happy returns ... Mango Tree Place's shop-house exterior.

Malaysia

Hip, off the old block

Thanks to some savvy innkeepers, Carol West finds a revitalised slice of Penang's history in the shop-houses of George Town.

Penang

On the road to old Malay

Past lives on...trishaws in Georgetown.

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.

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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

Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

Terminal 1 Exterior at Singapore Changi International Airport

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

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