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Private Tour: Penang Georgetown Heritage Tour
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nice place, nice people, nice foods...

walk around town, look for all the murals (i get my maps of directions to the murals at the airport), take some pictures, see all the well maintained old buildings, take some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

walk around town, look for all the murals (i get my maps of directions to the murals at the airport), take some pictures, see all the well maintained old buildings, take some pictures again,. walk until you spot the food stalls, take pictures before you eat, nasi kandar, laksa, cendol, fried oyster, lok-lok,. walk to the beach, stare at the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The real pleasure in Penang is just being there and wandering round. But things we particularly enjoyed were the Sun Yat Sen museum (in restored shophouse), the Peranakan Mansion, and in an odd sort of way the War Museum at the other end of the island (take insect repellent).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old town with rich cultural heritage. Amazing street art. Even more amazing food!! Many interesting tourist attractions to explore slowly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went to penang thinking that every thing will be very organised and accessible for tourists as it was named a UNESCO world heritage site, and was voted food capital of the world. However the whole place seemed to be falling apart. Most of the buildings were poorly maintained and had no description of what they were. The roads had... More 

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George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Georgetown has been announce as world heritage site by united Nation . The city is full of difference culture and traditional. Mixture of new and old architecture building. If you are culture lover... please go there !!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are in Penang, you need to visit the historic Georgetown. Best enjoyed early evening to late night. The streets come alive after 6-7pm. Start on Muntri Street and make you way to love lane and get lost from there!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Georgetown has some very important and quite beautiful Colonial buildings. This said there is a complete lack of a heritage culture or consideration for tourists. The town has many fine buildings but virtually every one is impossible to photograph because of cars parked in front of them. St George's Church is basically a parking lot. Another example is the regional... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to fort in George town. There are heritage building in George town. Go in the evening time when lights are on....

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited Georgetown on the recommendation of a friend, who stated, "As a UNESCO World Heritage site, you know it's good". How could he be wrong? That put Georgetown into the same category as The Giant's Causeway, The Great Barrier Reef, The Great Wall of China...you really had to earn the tag. Unfortunately, we are now left with no earthly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

we took a Trisha to explore the hidden street Art in George Town , lots were in China town, so we took lots of pics with it, and enjoyed the beautiful Architecture of the old Chinese buildings and temples. You just can't go to Penang and not try the Trisha, it's part of their culture...and don't miss the street Art,... More 

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