Penang

5 alternative experiences in Penang

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November 8 A day in Penang

There is a tendency for tourists to flock towards the famous landmarks and shopping malls in a new city. But where’s the fun in staring at buildings, and going through the same retail stores you can find back home? We let you in on a few things you probably didn’t know you could do in Penang, selected from a series of guides by PARKROYAL Picks, our new series of over 1000...

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Pokémon Go getaways: 7 hotels to catch them all (including the elusive Pikachu)

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August 28 Pokemon Go PARKROYAL hotels

Whether or not you are a fan of the franchise, Pokémon Go is a worldwide phenomenon you can’t escape, and now, it has won you over hook, line and sinker. During your morning commute, between lunch breaks, and as the sun goes down, you’re always on the lookout for Pokémon to catch, Pokéstops to stock up on supplies, and Gyms to conquer. So why pause the game when you’re on...

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A Guide To PARKROYAL’s Best Local Experiences

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April 28 Burmese market - PARKROYAL Blog

What’s the point of visiting a new country if you don’t immerse yourself in the local culture and do as the locals do? Shed the conventional image of a tourist, and put on the mantle of a bona fide globetrotter with the help of Local Experiences, one of many membership benefits of DISCOVERY, our loyalty programme that lets our members enjoy privileges at over 550 Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) hotels worldwide. From...

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8 Most Underrated Islands in Malaysia

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February 25 malaysian_islands

Home to 879 islands, Malaysia is one of the most underrated countries for island-hopping adventures. With unblemished powdery beaches and majestic aquatic creatures, experience these seven lesser-known Malaysian islands (that could give the Maldives a run for their money) without feeling the pinch. 1. Perhentian Islands Image: resakse Made up of two pristine islands (namely, Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil), the Perhentian Islands is a remote paradise perfect for...

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What to eat, drink and see in Penang’s Georgetown

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Georgetown is the historical heart of Penang, but even here change is afoot. From specialty coffee and elevated Peranakan fine dining to curated retail experiences, there is lots to see, taste and do. Fine Flavours and Hawker Highlights No trip to Georgetown is complete without a feast at the local institution Tek Sen, which has been dishing out quality Chinese food since 1965. They have expanded and renovated in recent...

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