A destination blended with historical and modern sites featuring picturesque locales
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, December 29, 2022 – Xiaomi recently partnered with Tourism Malaysia to bring you a vibrant city experience in Penang. Explore the picturesque heritage and historical island of Penang where modern meets culture. With plenty of beautiful scenic places to visit and experience and just a quick four-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Penang is a destination hotspot for many Malaysians.
Tourism Malaysia’s Senior Director of Domestic and Event Division, Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, “With more tourist destinations finally opening after recovering for the past year, we are excited to see more travellers visiting popular destinations domestically. Penang is no exception when it comes to this. Known for its unique beauty and cultural heritage that truly exemplifies Malaysia’s multicultural background, we hope to see more Malaysians supporting and visiting this amazing island city. With our recent partnership with Xiaomi on their latest Xiaomi 12T Series campaign, we are amazed by the creative photos captured of Penang Island to help ramp up the domestic tourism industry.”
Exploring the beautiful heritage of Penang
Penang is no stranger to any Malaysian and it is known for its foreign influences and historical grounds standing till this day – like the colonial Fort Cornwallis, Chinese Clan temple Khoo Kongsi, and Indian style Kapitan Keling Mosque. Apart from that, the island is food-heaven including a variety of cuisines from different local cultures and also modern cafes. Walk down the streets of the main city, Georgetown, you can explore heritage buildings with architectural designs that have been maintained till this day.
Get the best view of Penang on Penang Hill. With a quick ride on the funicular train at the foot of Penang Hill, visitors will experience the elevation and be transported to the peak of Penang Hill within minutes. Alternatively, put on your hiking boots and take the adventurous route up which will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. On the way up, you are greeted by a plethora of flora and fauna – a perfect photo moment.
Penang offers a range of activities to explore the multiple heritage sites around the island. Hop on a trishaw for the best experience to visit popular locations such as Khoo Kongsi Clan or the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Known for their street food, Penang is filled with plenty of hawker centres available around the island which serves generational perfected dishes from the famous Penang Char Kuey Teow to the most searched for Penang Pasembur (a Malaysian salad consisting of beancurd, potatoes, cucumber, turnip, bean sprouts, prawn fritters, served with a sweet and spicy nut sauce.)
Meanwhile, for those looking to unwind after sightseeing, there’s no better place to go than to the beaches. Make a stop at Batu Ferringhi beach for some nice sunset views and sea breeze.
Nicolas Shi, Country Manager for Xiaomi Malaysia and Singapore shared, “We are grateful to be able to continue a sustainable partnership with Tourism Malaysia for our Xiaomi 12T Series campaign. Travelling is such a treat for many to explore new and exciting places, and we are grateful for the opportunity to capture all the diverse heritage that Penang has to offer through technology. The moments shot on the latest Xiaomi 12T Pro truly showcased the unique beauty of Penang in super clear details. We look forward to exploring more of Malaysia with Xiaomi’s photography technology in the near future.”
With Malaysia’s first 200MP camera imaging system, you can capture beautiful landscapes and landmarks found in Penang in ultra clarity regardless of the environment with the Xiaomi 12T Pro.
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