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A Street Art Festival Takes Root Across The Walls Of Malaysia

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Urban Exchange: Crossing Over 2014 is a brand new street art festival in George Town, Penang in Malaysia. In November they hosted 16 artists to paint ...

Penang Continues to Make the Most of Its Heritage

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Heritage and huge meals have been an inseparable duo in Penang since 2008 when George Town (with Melaka) received its UNESCO listing, and more visitors started to appreciate the state capital's multicultural mix of cuisines and architecture. New attractions on the Malaysian island are giving tourists even more reasons to visit.

Street Artist Thinks Art Is Rubbish And Rubbish Is Art

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

Hung high in collectors' homes or hidden away behind museum walls, 2D art can have the (often undeserved) reputation for being inaccessible. Street ar...

Island Life Reveals Relaxed Side of Malaysia

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Pangkor Laut seems to seduce everyone. When I depart, two girls are crying on the boat back to the mainland marina.

Hungry Ghosts Are Sated and Stimulated in Penang

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

The Gates of Hell are open and peckish spirits from the Underworld are wandering about. This can only mean one thing: it's time for the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Napoleon's Role in Shaping Penang as Key Player in World Trade

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.07.2013 | Books
Carolyn O'Donnell

If the British East India Company existed today, it would be a billion-dollar mega-corporation. In 1786 the company wanted a suitable port of "refreshment and repair" along the valuable trade route to China, and the tropical island of Penang.

Call The Police Or Dentist? Woman Loses Tooth In Burglary

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Weird News

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Police in the Cayman Islands say a woman drove off an intruder by biting him. It cost her a tooth, though. Police Chie...