Category: Beyond George Town

A Rainforest in Penang

The nature side of Penang.


Penang Isle: The Japanese Cemetery


The Japanese Cemetery located near Jalan P. Ramlee (or near to the P. Ramlee Birth House) is a very old historical cemetery that dated back in 1893. All of the gravestones are before the World War II, and belong mostly to the Karayuki-san – Japanese women who traveled to or were trafficked to East Asia, Southeast Asia and as far as San Francisco in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century to work as prostitutes, courtesans and geisha.


Penang Isle: P Ramlee’s Birth House

P Ramlee House

P Ramlee was a famous entertainer in Malaysia, and a local legend who was born in Penang back in 1929. This replica house was built to mark the place of his birth and also to commemorate his legacy. The house is open to the public with free admission and is located at P. Ramlee Road.

Balik Pulau: Sungai Burong






Sungai Burong or Sungai Burung is a stretch of river at the western coast of Balik Pulau, Penang. Beautiful view of the rural landscape can be seen on a stroll along the river. Paddy fields and rows of coconut trees lined up along the riverbank.

There is also a small village nearby named after the river, called Kampung Sungai Burung.

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