It has happened before, and it is going to happen again. When there is a strong seismic movement of the earth coming from Indonesia, Penang, especially the George Town area, can feel it. Many people thought that this is strange, but actually, there is nothing strange about it even if Penang is situated within the protective ring of non-earthquake activity area.

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Penang is a place where people love to gather and share the arts. Could it be the people, or could it be the venue? The venue may play a very big role in this, because George Town has the accreditation of a Heritage Site by the UNESCO. However, the venue definitely cannot be without its people, people who still hold on to the traditional cultures and who still take time to ensure that there is leisure to enjoy the arts too.

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There are many broadband services companies available in the country, and they are all now available at George Town, Penang. The only concern is on your budget and how extensive you want the service to be. Staying in a heritage city like George Town, Penang, does not mean that you need to stay in the old times... you can still live like a modern, urban dweller.

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If you ponder upon the religious practices of the people in George Town, you will find that both Chinese and Indians have a common deity worship: the Avalokitesvara, or Guan Yin, and may be referred to also by the name of the Goddess of Mercy. In the enthusiasm of the worshippers, the devotees had erected a huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy next to the pagoda attraction of the island, the Kek Lok Si.

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Coming to George Town, Penang, is not all about the sun, sea, sand and shopping. Sometimes, you may wish to have just a quiet time and have some spiritual relaxation, but the beach is still not enough for you. You wish for some deep reflection and decide to take on meditation. Hence, the Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre in Penang will be good for you.

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Sometimes, old habits die hard. There are a lot of people who love the idea of going for “yum cha”, or transalated from this Cantonese term “drink tea”. It simply means enjoying the Chinese dim sum and having a pot of Chinese tea to accompany, as an outing especially during weekends with the whole family. If you love this culture, be assured that you will also be able to enjoy it while you are at George Town, Penang.

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