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George Town is the capital of the state of Penang on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. It was listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a World Heritage Site, together with fellow former Straits Settlement, Melaka. The lively capital of Penang has over 200 years of history and cultural heritage. Named after Britain’s King George III, walking down the streets of Georgetown is truly like walking down the paths of history. Aside from the colonial buildings and historical architecture in this city, George Town is also renowned as a food capital.

Must do:

– Go on one of the city’s heritage trails either on foot or via trishaw.
– Go on a gastronomic journey sampling the many street delights such as Char Koay Teow and prawn noodles.

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Penang allows congregational prayers based on mosque capacity from Saturday (Sept 18) for fully vaccinated

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to perform congregational obligatory and Friday prayers at mosques and surau throughout the state based on the capacity of the prayer area, beginning Saturday (Sept 18).

Penang Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JHEAIPP) director Datuk Mohd Zakuan Zakaria said, however, congregants were required to adhere to the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb Covid-19 transmission.

"Those who are partially vaccinated are allowed to perform congregational prayers at mosques and surau according to the previous SOP, namely only 150 congregants for state mosque, kariah mosque (100 people) and surau (50 people).

"Apart from that, mosques or surau management must provide a special pra

Penang cops arrest suspect high on drugs who ran amok

GEORGE TOWN: A 53-year-old man, who tested positive for heroin, ran amok along Jalan Bukit Gambir here armed with two sickles.

A 37-second video clip of the incident has since gone viral on social media.

At one point, the man was seen chasing after two firemen who ran helter-skelter during the incident.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the man was arrested and the weapons used by the suspect were also confiscated on Thursday (Sept 16).

“The Sungai Nibong police station received information from the public about a man causing disturbance at Jalan Ketitir Sungai Dua around 11pm on Wednesday (Sept 15).

“Acting on the complaint, several policemen assisted the Jalan Perak Fire and Rescue Department, went to the location and found a man

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