George Town.

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George Town, located in the state of *Penang, Malaysia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich history, vibrant street art, and diverse culinary scene. Founded as an entrepôt in 1786, it was the first British settlement in Southeast Asia.

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Historical and Cultural Attractions: George Town is a treasure trove of historical and cultural landmarks. Visitors can explore the colonial-era architecture in the UNESCO-listed George Town Historic Centre. Must-visit attractions include Fort Cornwallis (map), Khoo Kongsi clanhouse (map), Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Blue Mansion, map), and the Penang State Museum (map). The city is also famous for its street art, with numerous murals and installations found throughout its alleyways.

Street Food and Hawker Culture: George Town is renowned as a food paradise, offering a tantalizing array of street food and hawker stalls. Visitors can indulge in local specialties like Penang Laksa, Char Kway Teow, Hokkien Mee, and Nasi Kandar. Hawker centers such as New Lane Hawker Centre (map), Gurney Drive Hawker Centre (map), The Jetty Food Court (map) and Kimberley Street (map) offer a variety of dishes to satisfy every palate.

George Town Street Art: George Town is famous for its street art scene, which began with the “Marking George Town” project in 2009. Visitors can embark on a self-guided tour to discover numerous murals and wrought-iron caricatures depicting scenes from Penang’s history and culture. The most famous street art pieces include “Little Children on a Bicycle” and “Brother and Sister on a Swing.” ⇒ The Ultimate Guide to Penang Street Art (

Heritage Buildings and Temples: George Town features a mix of architectural styles, ranging from British colonial buildings to Chinese temples and Indian mosques. Explore landmarks such as the Kapitan Keling Mosque (map), St. George’s Church (map), Sri Mahamariamman Temple (map), and the Queen Victoria Clocktower (map). Armenian Street (map) and Muntri Street (map) are known for their well-preserved heritage shophouses.

The Clan Jetties (map) of George Town are historic waterfront settlements that were originally home to various Chinese clans. These unique wooden stilt houses, built over the water, offer a glimpse into the city’s past.

Little India: The Little India (map) neighborhood in George Town is a vibrant enclave where visitors can immerse themselves in Indian culture. It’s a bustling area with colorful shops, aromatic spices, traditional clothing, and delicious Indian cuisine.


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Rapid Penang is the main public bus service provider, with various routes covering the entire city of George Town as well as the State of Penang.

If you plan to stay in George Town and around Penang for more than a few days, you can buy a “Rapid Passport“. This 7-day travel pass allows for unlimited travel on all Rapid Penang buses.


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BUS: The cheapest way to travel in Malaysia is by bus ⇒ TransnasionalNICE/Plusliner.

TRAIN: Rapid KLKTM Berhad • Long-distance trains in Malaysia can rarely match road transport in terms of speed, but state operator Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) provides relatively inexpensive and generally reliable services around Peninsular Malaysia (but not Sabah/Sarawak in Borneo).

AIRPORT: Penang International Airport, about 16 km (9.9 mi) south of the city centre. Most international flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Largely thanks to budget carrier AirAsia, Malaysia is crisscrossed by a web of affordable flights with advertised “promotional” prices.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


Visa Requirement by Country. eVISA is an online application platform that enable foreign nationals to apply for an electronic visa to enter Malaysia.


The official service website for Rapid KL, Rapid Penang and Rapid Kuantan by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad. Web Journey Planner.


The website is dedicated to the food scene in Penang. It features comprehensive guides and recommendations for street food in George Town.

Department of National Heritage: The official website of the Department of National Heritage in Malaysia offers information on the country’s cultural heritage, historical sites, preservation efforts, and cultural events.

National Museum of Malaysia: The website of the National Museum of Malaysia provides information about the museum’s exhibits, collections, and cultural artifacts that showcase the history and heritage of Malaysia.

The Star is one of Malaysia’s leading English-language newspapers. Their website covers a wide range of news topics, including politics, business, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle.

EatDrinkKL: This website is a comprehensive guide to the food scene in Kuala Lumpur, featuring reviews and recommendations for restaurants, street food stalls, cafes, and bars.