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St George's Church, Penang

St George’s Church, Penang

Photo credit: (Makko) St George’s Church is the oldest Anglican church in South East Asia and also the largest in Malaysia. Built in 1818, it cost a hefty sum of 60,000 Spanish dollars. The church was built by convicts from India, and dedicated to St George, the patron saint of England. The church is located […]

Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Penang

Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Penang

Photo credit (Daniel Jarrett) The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is an important place of worship for the Indian community in Penang. Located within the vicinity known as Little India, it is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang with construction dating back to 1833. Visitors will be amazed by distinct sculptures on and inside the temple. The […]

Goddess of Mercy Temple

Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple), Penang

The Kuan Yin Temple, otherwise known as Goddess of Mercy Temple in English, is the oldest temple in Penang. Built way back in 1728 by Chinese immigrants, it was originally named Kong Hok Keong Temple and initially meant for hosting of social functions. Despite being named the Goddess of Mercy Temple, the temple honours not […]

Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Photo credit (Chi Khong) The Khoo Kongsi is a joint-complex consisting of an ancestral hall, named Leong San Tong, rows of shop houses, a meeting hall, offices, a stage and 62 units of terrace houses. The complex was established by the Khoo clansmen originating specifically from Sin Kang Village in Fujian, China during the early […]

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, Penang

The Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the earliest Burmese temple in Malaysia. Built way back in 1803, the temple was originally called Nandy Moloh Burmese Temple. The main draw for tourists and Buddhist devotees to this temple is the unique temple structure. It follows Burmese Buddhist designs that are more elaborate and grand, equipped with intricate […]

Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum

The Penang War Museum served as a memorial of the Japanese Occupation during World War II. It was initially built in the 1930s as a fort by the British to defend the island from a sea invasion. The museum showcases to visitors war relics from World War II. Visitors can head down to the different […]

Lake Kenyir

Lake Kenyir, Terengganu

Lake Kenyir is South East Asia’s largest man-made lake. The lake, created in 1985, covers an area of over 209,199 hectares and features many man-made islands, created after the area was inundated by water, waterfalls and rainforest. Lake Kenyir is also an alternative entry point to Taman Negara, the entry point is commonly known as Tanjung […]

Yak Yah Firefly Sanctuary

Yak Yah Firefly Sanctuary, Terengganu

The Firefly Sanctuary, officially known as Yak Yah Firefly Sanctuary, may be lesser known compared to its counterpart in Kuala Selangor but its firefly concentration is reported to be the biggest in Malaysia. Located at Kampung Ibok, the place has been developed to cater specially to firefly watching. Upon arrival, visitors will be taken on […]

State Museum of Terengganu

The State Museum of Terengganu

The State Museum of Terengganu is the largest museum in Malaysia. It houses many extensive displays in many categories. In the museum, visitors will be served with history in many areas all relating to Terengganu. The museum is categorized into 9 different exhibits, each offering a deeper insight into each category of exhibits. First, visit the Textile […]

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Terengganu

The Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, built in 1995, is the icon of Terengganu. It was constructed on top a platform over a lake, thus giving the mosque a nickname of floating mosque. The design and architecture of the mosque is a combination of both contemporary Malay and Moorish, visitors will be awed by its marble surface coupled […]