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George Town

Address: Malaysia
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$28*
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Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour
80%
Ranked #14 of 103 Attractions in Penang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There is not much here that isnt run down- The shops are half empty or mainly sell cheap clothing with no quality. You can see that it used to be amazing now there is not much to see- lots of beggars and people waiting to prey on tourists, including taxi drivers. The temples almost always charge exorbitant fees to enter... More 

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Bedfordshire
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41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a lovely area full of the old world with a mix of the new, the food is fantastic at all the little hawker stalls and the street art is cool. Nice and easy to get around on foot or the free shuttle bus.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we have been here for 1 day, the location is near the penang bridge. It has many historical sites to visit, but make sure it doesnt get rain! There are many food options available in this area. But make sure you visit it before sunday as most of the shops are closed on sundays.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Loved the people and the easiness of being able to catch buses from our hotel to the capital. Cheaper to catch the rapid buses but taxis weren't as expensive as home. Clean facilities when wondering around.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

George Town is very pretty. I particularly liked the street art around the town, never seen anything like it and it's a real treat to wander around town with a map finding the different pieces. Traffic is busy and lack of paths is slightly annoying but cars are never going fast enough to make it a problem walking in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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237 reviews 237 reviews
70 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great town to walk through. Has an authentic Asian feel . Loved it. Suggest starting in central Georgetown and walk to surrounding areas from there. The interactive street art is spectacular and truly worth a visit.

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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

George Town, the capital of the north-western state of Penang in Malaysia, stands out as a good example of how cultures can evolve together to produce a city of harmony. It is in George Town that the visitor can appreciate how the Malays, Chinese, Indians and other world communities can live together and contribute to the progress of the place.... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

After a good nights sleep i doned my rain coat and spent the next 3 hours walking 9 miles around the town Lots of dirty back streets loads of shops posh hotels mixed in with backpacker hotels and coffee shops Alot of car fumes in town looking forward to moving out to the coast tomorrow for some fresh air and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our taxi driver asked where we were going here instead of Batu but we were not disappointed when we got there. Great history, amazing buildings, great atmosphere. A MUST go while on Penang island

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I am not sure about Georgetown. Difficult walking, terrible traffic. Fort is very dissapoining, there is nothing there. Shopping is non existing. No good crafts, textiles.

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