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George Town

Malaysia
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Ranked #13 of 94 Attractions in Penang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Our cruise ship only allowed us a day to explore Georgetown and we 2 decided to go it alone. It was full of mystery and charm. We explored both China Town and Little India and found some interesting souvineers. Went on a tourist visit to a Temple and Mosque. Did some shopping in a Department Store. There was a lot... More

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Tianjin Region, China
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It wasn't too crowded, full of mystical promise. we spent one day there or a few hours. There were many markets and it was moderately priced. There were temples and mosques, shops and a place to buy fruit and vegetables as much as you wanted. There is a sea front for ships not to bath.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Thanks to the local forks to keep a very good conservation and preservation to living heritage, unlike melaka it was totally become commercialize!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place for food!!! The cost performance with the food quality is absolutely phenomenal!!! :) the Kek Lok Si Temple and other touristic attractions are great as well!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ok so our girls were too young, I could have spent hours on a photo safari but ultimately we were disappointed. Personally I think the world heritage status came too late, the new buildings are hideous. I don't know why but I expected cars to have been banned. It would make the experience so much better. It's difficult to get... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My party of six attended two events during the recent annual Georgetown Festival in Penang . The first was a forum on Saturday evening highlighting the Eurasian contribution to Malaysia and its rich heritage. This was a pretty good curtain raiser with a few outstanding speakers from the Eurasian community. Next was the Fiesta itself on Sunday. It started at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

lots of interesting places - the old colonial buildings along the sea front, the clan jetties, the Blue mansion, Little India, Chulia stree and Armenian street in particular. Sadly, many of the older buildings have not been renovated and are very neglected - and many have been cleared to be replaced with huge skyscrapers (like Komtar) and shopping malls. Many... More

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Arbon, Switzerland
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

since it is a UNESCO heritage city it is quite well preserved. at every corner one can find a mural or something else. we really enjoyed our stay in georgetown!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

George town is a very relaxing place with many amazing food on the street, if you are used to eat on the st, it could be a problem, but it is very good tasting. For this place, you have to have a guide to show you around, otherwise, you can't find the right place to eat and play. It is... More

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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Despite the initial protests from my 7 year old, the whole family loved visiting George Town. The town has a lively, welcoming feel. It was a great place to wander around, just looking at the art and architecture and visiting shops and cafes. We really enjoyed the pride that locals showed in their town and in their heritage. And the... More

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