Category Archives: EZ 55 – People Culture

TikTok Travel comes to Penang!

TikTok, the world’s leading short video platform has announced its strategic partnership with Penang Global Tourism in a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony witnessed by Yang Berhormat Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang State EXCO of Tourism Development, Arts, Culture and Heritage. Penang Global Tourism is the first of Malaysia’s tourism boards to partner with TikTok in South East Asia.

The pilot programme in Malaysia for #TikTokTravel is an initiative that aims to inspire users to creatively capture and share their favourite travel moments. #TikTokTravel aims to become the go-to destination for social media fans’ various travel moments on mobile. 

In Penang, this partnership will begin with a series of online initiatives to promote the state’s splendour. These include online challenges, bespoke filters and stickers. The campaign kicks-off with Experience Penang 2020, a campaign by Penang Global Tourism that showcases every aspect of Penang’s amazing diversity.

As part of the campaign, users can also take part in TikTok’s latest online challenge, #ExperiencePenang. Users simply have to capture their best moments in Penang and tag the post with the hashtag “#ExperiencePenang”. 

Spain in Le Venue


Le Venue’s Penang Guest Chef “Series 2.0” dining experience saw a three days exclusive dining experience with award winning Chef Jose Martin Ruiz Borja. The specially curated 6-course dinner brought guests on an exciting Spanish gastronomical journey paired with a fine selection of quality wine. 


Chef Around The World with Ghee Hiang

Celebrating its impeccable relationship with chefs globally, Malaysia’s oldest heritage name in traditional Chinese pastries and sesame oil Ghee Hiang recently unveiled its latest initiative themed ‘Chef Around The World with Ghee Hiang’. The debut program welcomed top New Zealand guest chef Craig Martin who presented his signature creations for a one night special appearance in Teels Heritage Cafe. ‘Chef Around The World with Ghee Hiang’ encourages guests to immerse themselves in an authentic and extensive New Zealand production. Two lucky guests walked away each with a Ghee Hiang premium gift set and a plaque autographed by Craig.