The 44 Places To Go In 2009 – Penang Featured In THE NEW YORK TIMES !
 
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Frequent visitors and locals have known for ages that Penang is one of the world’s most culturally unique locations; rich in heritage, culture and culinary delight. Little wonder that the island is a top tourist destination in Malaysia and the region. For those who think that the island has lots of its charm, think again.
 
The Pearl of Orient can now proudly proclaim that it is worthy of its title.
 
The New York Times recently featured Penang on its “44 Places to go in 2009” list, coming in at a respectable #22. Touting it as the culinary capital of Malaysia, tourists visiting the island will never go to bed hungry, thank to the island’s famous hawkers serving up local specialties including, Penang Laksa, Pasembur, Fried Oyster and a host of other lip-smacking delicacies. The 24 hour “Nasi Kandar” restaurant which serve Indian Muslim cuisine, truly symbolize Penangites’ love for food! Penang food is amazing cheap and good and most locals forgo cooking in favour of eating out frequently!
 
Away from the hawker stalls and food courts, there are also plenty of places for fine dining in Penang. Whether you’re here to experience the culture and the heritage or just visiting to eat your way around the island, Penang has it all.
 
 
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