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George Town

Malaysia
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Ranked #13 of 91 attractions in Penang
Type: Historic Sites
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Olsztyn, Poland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Wonderful place to spend few days before relaxing on Langkawi. Get a map and explore the city looking for murals on the walls for exaple on Armenian Street. I loved every single chinese temple we've visited.

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Grantown On spey Scotland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

What a wonderful place. It is a mix of cultures and the place is positively buzzing. We loved exploring the Chinese and Indian quarters . The place abounds with old british colonial touches.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Didn, t know what to expect but it's so much more than just a hot destination in malaysia. Its vibrant, multi-national, has great street food, so much history and the people so friendly and everything such good value. Don't come expecting pavements, zebra crossings(although there are a few) or the trappings of a western civilisation. They do have starbucks, macdonalds... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Some may call it vandalism while others may see this as work of art. It doesn't matter how you view this as street art like this has never failed to draw the crowd. While there are many interesting attractions here in George Town, it cannot be denied that street art like those found along several streets here has become one... More

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Oslo, Norway
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This place was worth going to!! You can have excellent food, cheap food, good bargains and high end fashion. The people are kind, the experiences are plenty and you get a lot of any kind of sightseeing you might want.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I've been to Penang once when I was 18 years old but only managed to visit Butterworth and Bukit Jambul. This time I had the opportunity to visit the city itself. Armed with maps and kindness of strangers for directions, we first off to see the Georgetown's famed street arts by Ernest Zacharevic. Every time we reached a junction/alley, we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed in the centre of George town. It is a nice city with a number of places of interest that can be visited very easily. there are a number of buses that run regularly and also the taxis are fairly cheap. however it is best to agree the cost of your travel beforehand as although the taxis are metered,... More

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milano
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

George town is a nice city, not too much chaotic. The really special thing is the street art that you can meet if you walk in the center of the city. I suggest to stay in the city for one day and one night, after this you can move in the north-west area of the island, in the small village... More

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London
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620 reviews 620 reviews
451 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Georgetown is the capital of Penang and was founded by Francis Light on behalf of the British in 1786. If you are staying out at one of the beach resorts near Battu Ferringhi is it easily and cheaply reached by the 101 public bus. The town has much to offer. A lot of history stemming from the British occupation but... More

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Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I love this place especially when i cycle around the town with group of good friends..looking for sign of popular wall paintings! It is enjoyable, young and relaxing. Embrace the rich heritage, the unchangable history, the beauty of old buildings,the colourful culture,the authentic lifestyle,the tempting good food to the max. Personally like themed cafe so so much too! Away from... More

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