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George Town

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About George Town

George Town is the capital of the island and state of Penang, off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia known for its mix of cultures and its delicious street hawker food. The city was established in 1786 by the British as one of the three Straits Settlements along with Malacca and Singapore. Today its ancient core of well-preserved buildings provides an authentic view at this vibrant city with traditions that run deep. A mix of settlers from China, India, and beyond have created a mix of ethnic groups that each stay true to their cultures and religions. But perhaps most beloved for its street food, tourists fly in to George Town from across Asia to taste the classic hawker dishes.

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Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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The Peranakans were a group of assimilated Chinese particular to Malaysia. At this house the home of a rich Baba of the 19th century is recreated, highlighting their luxurious lifestyle and their many customs and traditions.
Penang Street Arts
371 Reviews
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In 2012, Penang’s municipal council hired London-trained Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic and charged him with breathing new life into some of the atmospheric Chinese shop-houses around the inner city. There you can rent a bicycle to ride along roads like Muntri Street, Weld Quay, Lebuh Leith, Armenian Street, Ah Quee Street, explore the attractive works of Zacharevic and take photos.
Lorong Love
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Lorong Love is a short but romantic alley. It is said that the early colonists thought that they could see the sea when they walked out from this alley. It is a great location to look out on the mountains and the sea and to build a nest of love, hence its name. This little road is also a paradise for backpackers, with many hostels, restaurants and cafes, making it a great place to experience the slow life of Penang.
Clan Jetties Of Penang
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The surname bridge does not refer to a separate bridge, but a general term for many bridges. When the Chinese went to Nanyang in the south, they went to Penang, engaged in trade and fishing, and made a living from the sea. Therefore, they set up bridges and built houses on them to form a unique small village. Because the same surname lives in a bridge, it is called the surname bridge. A hundred years later, these huts still exist, next to the port of Penang, watching the ships come and go, continue to write legends.

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Penang City Tour
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Guided Hatyai (Thailand) Day Tour from Penang (Malaysia)
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