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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland20,754 contributions
Chinatown all over
Nov 2019
When in George Town it is hard to say, where Chinatown really is. With 42% of the population and being economically the most active ethnic group the Chinese are everywhere, as can be witnessed by all the their shops and the Chinese signs and letters.

Many Chinatowns all over the world, as last seen in Melbourne, are delimited by typical arches. Here they can be found at Campbell Street, where I was staying anyway, in the lovely Italian run boutique hotel 'Campbell House'. But this is definitely not the only Chinese part of town.

The area around Campbell Street has been called 'New Chinatown' by historians, since it was settled by later immigrants from China in the 1880's. Previous arrivals used to stay closer to the coast, where the Kongsi, then clan houses, can be found or the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Completely by the sea were the Hokkien people living in the clan jetties.
Written October 15, 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany9,719 contributions
Good to see...
Aug 2020
Such a diverse array of experiences from only a short walk - really enjoyed wandering and feeling all the different cultures.
Written August 15, 2020
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lee a
Sheffield, UK519 contributions
Busy
Jan 2020 • Couples
After a walk around George Town the central area of Penang, we visited Chinatown which was busy with lots of places to shop , eat and drink, we visited a very busy market area and bought a t shirt, belt and child’s purse all very cheap, also upstairs food hall etc. Lots of lanterns brightening the street area giving it an authentic touch with nearby little India again giving the city another vibrant touch of diversity.
Written March 25, 2020
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Natalia
1 contribution
Very interesting
Dec 2019 • Friends
Must to visit Penang! This good experience the culture , the foods , the heritage , and the location is around can you file everything quite easy.
Written December 21, 2019
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,289 contributions
Wonderful shop fronts and old Cantonese atmosphere!
Oct 2019
Chinatown was great to wander around. It was areal treat exploring the avenues and alleyways to quote the old Tony Christie song. Every street corner seemed to detonate and resonate with atmosphere!
Written December 11, 2019
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Sunshine204014
Bolton, UK7 contributions
Pinang
Feb 2019 • Couples
Pinang was OK but found beer expensive and food not all cracked up to be unless we just missed it.... We went ti the hawker stalls but no we're near as good as in singapore. Stayed at E and O which was a lovely hoteland just about made it worth the stay, 4 nights
Written February 9, 2019
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Traveler835508
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions
Can feel the CHINA environment and the food were nice
Sep 2018 • Family
very nice environment however the price is moderate to high , try a local biscuit shop and the taste were amazing , willing to come again to visit , cheers !
Written October 24, 2018
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Worldskarma
182 contributions
Almost like in China!
Apr 2018 • Friends
Nice area and the food is great but a little bit to expensive if I compare to some other chinese vendors. When it's dark than the food stand rises around the area and the streets are alive. Try the buns with chicken they are some guys who sell them. The bulidings are nice some of them are old and full of chinese letters. There is a heritage site as well (Unesco) Bon appetit
Written July 4, 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,812 contributions
Not Well Defined But Neat And Tidy
Mar 2018 • Couples
You can see the difference in the area that is classified as Chinatown. There is an interesting market and the streets seemed to have better paved foot paths and overall it seemed neater than much of George Town
Written March 22, 2018
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,732 contributions
Which China town?
Mar 2018 • Solo
Mixing with little India it is confusing to say what is actually strict area China town as city has bits China in most places from old Chinatown to new Chinatown.Some parts Chulia and Campbell part of Chinatown and have chinese fare
Written March 9, 2018
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