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George Town

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Ranked #11 of 93 Attractions in Penang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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29 reviews 29 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to cycle around and take photos with the mural arts. The place is closed for cycling on Sunday morning, so you are free to cycle around and not afraid of the traffic. A must do in Penang!

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Perth, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

old buildings, new buildings, hawkers and everything in between make this a shock to the senses. in a good way. driving around in an air conditioned car is probably the way to go as the heat here was extreme for walking around. although that didn't stop others. we were told getting a rickshaw is also a fun way to explore... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

George Town feels similar to a lot of SE Asian towns - it's gritty and fun to explore. The thing I liked about George Town was its English style architecture. There also seems to be a street art movement - really neat iron worked pieces mounted on walls, murals, etc. There are also many charming cafes. It's fun to just... More

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