Penang in CNN list of Must Visit Destinations of 2017!

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GEORGE TOWN: Once again, Penang is receiving international recognition and has been named as one of the 17 “must visit destinations” in 2017 by CNN.

The state, known as Pearl Island, was second behind Prince Edward Island, Canada, and was among three destinations in Asia listed in the chart, other than Thailand and China.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the recognition would spur the tourism sector of the state, which was now renowned abroad.

“I thank Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz because he has done a lot to promote the tourism products in the state internationally,” he told reporters here today.

Every destination in the list was picked by CNN tourism experts worldwide on places they liked.

This is not the first time Penang, which is renowned as a food haven, has received the recognition.

In 2016, George Town was named by Forbes, an American business magazine, as the 10th best budget tourism destination for 2016.

Los Angeles Times picked George Town as among 16 destinations which must be visited last year.

- Source: ; January 2017

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