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Great cafes, street food and beautiful historic building. Natives generally very friendly. Some excellent hotels ranging from 5 stars down to backpackers hostels. Enormous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Noosa, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Take a trishaw and explore George Town. Great wall art so line up and get your photos. Then ask the guide to drop you off at a good restaurant for lunch. Whatever your taste, George Town has you covered. Then for dinner make sure to hit up the hawker food from street vendors and if you like to party then... More 

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Bangkok
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

With A Beautiful And Vintage Old Building, Georgetown Is Absolutely A Place For Visiting When You Visit Penang. Little Streets Has Their Own Style Which Is Really Fascinating. Street Arts Is The MUST To Once Take A Glance And Quick Picture. If You Have Time To Explore, You'll find Lots Of Trendy And Cool Coffee Shops. With These Incredible Thongs,... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Explored along the beach street and love lane, walked through Kimberley street and the stretch of Chulia street browsing through Chinatown and Little India. Many UNESCO world heritage sites seen around here. Hot weather best explored during evening.

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Bracknell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I have just done a quick 24 hour stint in Penang staying in Georgetown and honestly I don't get what the fuss is about. Dirty, smelly, pavements full of litter, huge holes in almost every road (and I mean 2 ft or more deep!). Traffic everywhere and at times even difficult to breathe because of petrol fumes.... More 

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france
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great cafes, street food and beautiful historic building. Natives generally very friendly. Some excellent hotels ranging from 5 stars down to backpackers hostels. Enormous shopping malls where I got my IPhone repaired, which I couldnt do in Europe. I have been coming here for 40 years and still love it!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

After breakfast armed with our notes, we walked ashore to find the first stop for the CAT, not as you might imagine the seagoing variety, as this stands for the Central Area Transit bus, which as its name implies, is a free circular bus round the centre of Penang. Their website is so comprehensive that it lists things to see,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We had a really fun refreshing day exploring George town by looking for all the hidden unique street art. A great way to discover parts of a town that youD never embark upon Normally. Was nice considering we'd been spending the previous 2 months exploring cities towns ands islands the old fashioned way which can get quite boring quite quickly.... More 

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After being told how wonderful George Town is we were expecting a lot more. Malacca and George Town were both named UNESCO sites at the same time. But that is where the comparison ends. Malacca has worked to improve its self and has done so whilst George Town has done a bit then stopped. It is heart breaking to see... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Having been the first British colony in Southeast Asia, George Town was under British rule until the Malaysian independence in 1957. In this long timespan the town was coined by British influence. Moreover rich Chinese contributed a lot to the development of the place. A World Heritage since 2008 and one of the Strait Settlements, George Town has much to... More 

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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

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