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Ensure you have a map for getting a round, there is a great deal to see, especially if you are into colonial history, or shopping malls. Public transport very cheap and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful sea shore. Nice wall paintings all around. Very good vegetarian hotels (Anand Bhavan and Woodlands) in little India.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Georgetown offers such a diversity of cultures in one town. From the modern high quality malls to the street seller and everything in between. The sounds and smells of Little India need to be experienced, the Clan Jetties yet again a different world that should be experienced. There are excellent visitor attractions around the town. A trip on a trishaw... More 

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Maldon, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Georgetown would have to be one of my favourite places in the world to visit. It is steeped in history and as it's a World Heritage Site, you get completely absorbed in the place with its amazing buildings, food places and shopping destinations. There are quite a few tourists around, but everyone's pretty friendly and that means there are some... More 

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London
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are three places that work as heritage working tourist sites for me. They are-Colombo -Zanzibar Stone Town- and George Town. It is quaint without being cheesy and Disneyland and sports enough older folk and young travellers amongst the living and working Penang-ese plying their daily work. Stay in an upmarket hotel if that is your choice, and then slum-my... More 

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Singapore
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

One of the key highlights of my trip to Penang! Painted by Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic, his paintings have really transformed and liven up the historical and heritage parts of Georgetown. Starting from Armenian street, one can spend a good three to four hours venturing through the city finding very interesting and creative wall murals.. It was like a mini... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It is a classic chinese old town with its history and heritage landmark. They have a free shuttle bus to go around the town. make sure you find an information about it if you cannot walk for too long. bike and motorbike rentals are everywhere wear hat, cap or bring umbrella as this city in general is VERY hot and... More 

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West Pennant Hills, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was expecting a lot of history and grace from an old colonial outpost but instead saw a run down smelly dirty and generally disappointing town. The streets have signposts indicating various tourist attractions but we could never quite get to the place directed to. The map they freely distribute is so general that there is no way of following... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Total we spent 3 days at Georgetown to visit the temples, to see the street art, to visit Penang Hill and to try many type of food. Will recommend to my friends to visit this wonderful city.

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Sydney
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Georgetown has so much to see and offer one review could not encapsulate it. From Cannon St to Little India, do not miss out, expect to spend a full day walking the streets and bring a good map, water and a hat.

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ensure you have a map for getting a round, there is a great deal to see, especially if you are into colonial history, or shopping malls. Public transport very cheap and very regular, every ten minutes to and from Bhatu Ferringhi

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