The IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit is being held in Asia for the 2020. The venue is the little island of Penang.
Penang is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its living cultural heritage existing in the midst of urban developments. It is a metropolitan city that is not short of natural treasures such as beach enclaves, virgin rainforests and beautiful hills.
Its history as an economic hub for the northern end of the Straits of Malacca, a centre for modernising tendencies in the region, and the place of origin for many newspapers, publishing houses and schools, is easily felt in its street life, its architecture, its friendly people and its cuisines. Being home to a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-racial yet harmonious society, George Town is a testament to how harmonious living is possible in a place full of variance, because of that very variance.