Past is present in Malaysia 51 years after independence

Released on: August 13, 2008, 2:29 am

Press Release Author: Century Bay Service Suites

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Malaysia celebrates storied past in commemoration of 51st
Independence Day on August 31.

Press Release Body: PENANG, MALAYSIA-In the run up to Merdeka Day (Independence Day)
on August 31, an unmistakable atmosphere of excitement and pride is palpable across
Malaysia. It will now be 51 years since the country has declared independence from
the British Commonwealth, and anticipation is infectious as the country wraps up the
first year of its golden age.

Formerly an agricultural country playing catch-up with its neighbors, Malaysia has
flourished into a thriving hub of information technology. Malaysia is now among the
most advanced countries in Asia and now bears the face of progress in the region.

In the face of progress, however, Malaysia has been able to keep many aspects of its
ancient identity. And it is this achievement of preserve its Old Country heritage
amid modernity that Malaysia will celebrate on August 31 as it commemorates the
nation's 51st Independence Day.

Deep-rooted industries, customs, and heritage sites in Malaysia stand side by side
with progress and modern technology. Penang, an island-state on the northwest coast
of the Strait of Malacca, is one such place in Malaysia where the heritage of the
Old Country combines with the New World.

Penang, Malaysia, is a predominantly resort island north of the capital Kuala
Lumpur. It is well-known for its pre-war buildings, myriad religious temples,
shopping centers, and tropical promenades and quays. On July 27 this year its
capital city of Georgetown was added to the Unesco World Heritage Sites. The city of
Georgetown has likewise been voted into the Top 10 livable cities in the region by

Because Georgetown is protected by Unesco and is considered an architectural gem,
rent controls are well in place so that acquiring land and property is difficult.
Hotels and other accommodation providers usually cater to short-term and long-term
visitors alike.

Penang hotels range from mid-size to five-star hotels and guests of budgets and
itineraries can stay with relative ease in Georgetown, Penang. The Century Bay
Service Suites in Georgetown, Penang, is one of the oft-visited hotels in the
Malaysian resort island.

Like the city of Georgetown, Malaysia, Century Bay combines to serene effect the
rustic atmosphere of the Old Country with the technology-driven ethos of the New
World. Rooms are plush and come complete with modern amenities, all for the price of
a mid-size city hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Minutes away from Gurney Drive, Little India, Chinatown, and the Penang Airport, the
hotel in Georgetown of Century Bay puts its guests near the festive flashpoints of
the Merdeka Day celebrations.


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Contact Details: Century Bay Service Suites

No. 5, Lintang Pantai Jerjak,
11700 Georgetown
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Tel. No.: +604-6591515
Fax No.: +604-6595115

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