Yahoo! lists Penang among world's top 10

Feb 17, 2011 | Posted by: Hiroki | Full story: thestar.com.my

GEORGE TOWN: An online travel guide has picked Penang as one of the top 10 islands in the world 'you must see before you die.' Yahoo! Travel writer Gary McKechnie ranks Penang eighth on the list of the 'must visit' places.

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Feb 17, 2011
 
Tahniah untuk Penang....

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Feb 17, 2011
 
Other islands listed are Bali, Vieques in Puerto Rico, Easter Island in Chile, Ischia in the bay of Naples (Italy), Chiloe in Chile, Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Key West in the Conch Republic, Galapagos in Ecuador and Palm Islands in Dubai.
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[http://travel.yahoo.com/p-int erests-37926474]
BALI ia still and always numero uno in this planet!

10 Islands to Explore Before You Die
We scoured the globe to find 10 islands that belong on your must list. Each of these places offers something that you can’t find anywhere else, from the largest man-made archipelago to hot springs so therapeutic they’ve been popular since Roman times.
By Gary McKechnie

If you're going to imagine yourself on an exotic island, dare to dream big! Here are 10 one-of-a-kind islands where you'll discover every item on your wish list, from overwater bungalows and pristine wildlife to sublime street food and mysterious cultural monuments.

1. Bali

Find your center on an island so spiritual it's become known as "Island of the Gods." The warm, spiritual essence that writer Elizabeth Gilbert discovered here and celebrated in Eat, Pray, Love has been native to Bali for centuries. It's one of 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago—and the only one on which Hindus form the majority (93 percent).
Even more striking is the fact that there is a spiritual celebration here nearly every day. Three Hindu temples at the Besakih (the Mother Temple of Bali) survived a 1963 eruption that destroyed nearby villages while missing by mere yards this terraced complex atop volcanic Mount Agung. The event is still considered a miracle by locals, who arrive in regular procession; they balance offerings on their head and climb the steps to the sound of mantras, jingling bells, and the sharp flutter of umbul-umbuls (ceremonial Balinese flags).
Anyone interested in exploring the inner self might like the Nirarta Centre, an 11-room hotel set amid rice terraces and gardens that holds daily meditation sessions. After finding your center here, channel your energy into jungle treks, scuba diving, and big-break surfing along beaches of fine white and volcanic black sand. Exhale against a backdrop of rice paddies and Impressionist sunsets that illuminate the Indian Ocean.

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Penang island is nothing compared to the island of the gods Bali.

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rebirth888 wrote:
Penang island is nothing compared to the island of the gods Bali.
omg. really, bali is the island of gods?????

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Hiroki wrote:
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omg. really, bali is the island of gods?????
Omg, it sure is.

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