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George Town, Penang: Address, Phone Number, George Town Reviews: 4/5

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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,039 contributions
Aug 2020
Really loved our time here - wandering the streets, stopping in cafes and restaurants and seeing the sights. So much to see and do... and all on foot.
Written 15 August 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Jan 2020
I love visiting for the mix of British Colonial and Chinese architecture, not to mention the endless choices of street food, even for a vegetarian. The place is a little tourist, but fortunately, it’s never kitsch and the town has preserved so much of the old world charms.
Written 19 February 2020
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ysp_lelyana
Malang, Indonesia548 contributions
Aug 2019
I fall in love with George Town of Penang. Always wants to return to this nice heritage place. Yummy food is everywhere, safe and clean. Public transportation even free one will help the visitors to wander around. Go to Penang Hill and trekking to Penang National Park. It's fun!
Written 18 February 2020
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Nathalia
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Colonial buildings, live streets, good food, and most of the attractions are within walking distance. I love Penang chocolate and white coffee. Try it!
Written 5 January 2020
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Maputo2016
Maputo, Mozambique28 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
What great to walk around small streets of George Town. Cultural heritage.
Visited Little India and also other areas around. Dont miss this
Written 5 January 2020
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Travel & Treasures
Munich, Germany205 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We went to George Town as a layover day on our way to Langkawi and found it perfect for a day trip. The street art is easy to find and can be spotted everywhere around the district. Small artsy cafes and restaurants along with crafty souvenir shops create a nice easy going experience. Of you’d like to see all art pieces I’d recommend to get a map and look them up beforehand.
Written 4 January 2020
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ASIYA U
1 contribution
Dec 2019
The place was dirty and rubbish was plentiful. There were open sewers/drains that smelled. I was amazed that cooking stalls were set up next to these as well as tables at restaurant tables. There were broken sidewalks and in some places no sidewalks. I was VERY disappointed. The toilets were nightmares, rarely any tissue paper and water (urine?) all over the floor. The commodes were filthy too. This was our third city in Malaysia. I am shocked at the low level of hygiene. We stayed at a resort but the surrounding area there was equally disgusting.
Written 31 December 2019
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Roger M
Brendale, Australia5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The two separate days we spent in George Town were a real highlight of our seven days in Penang.
From Street Art, Little India, Chew Jetty , coffee shops and street food there is so much to see.
Written 28 December 2019
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Naffi
Singapore, Singapore77 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Penang is a veritable haven for Indulging in local foods. It’s a real foodies’ delight. If you love hawker foods, there’s no better place to regale your senses. Nothing you would have tasted elsewhere, be it in Malaysia or SINGAPORE, would come close to the diversity, tastes, flavours and value for money Penang offers. From Peranakan, to Chinese, to Malay and Indian, the bustling food scene is a testament to the rich, thriving multiracial culture of Penang.

On my recent trip to Penang I spent much time uncovering the food treasures of this island and one place which particularly stood out was the busy shopping area of Jalan Penang which had some of the best local foods the island had to offer.

TOP on the list was the famous Teochew Chendul at Lebuh Keng Kwee, a small, narrow street off the main Penang Road. This is one chendul stall which amassed huge popularity since its beginning in 1936. The taste is surprisingly quite good. The mixture of fresh coconut milk mixed with gula Melaka, red beans and green jelly bits make for a mouth-watering treat. At RM 3.30 per bowl it’s really good value. There’s always a queue of eager people here Son be prepared to wait 10-20 minutes.

Further down the same street are couple of shop houses which serve local favourites such as Rojak, Assam Laksa, Fried Kway Teow, Curry Mee and Prawn Mee. All of them were irresistibly delicious.

Walk down Jalan Penang and you’ll come to Lebuh Tamil where you’ll witness another phenomenon - an extraordinarily long line of people waiting patiently for ice kachang! This is an Indian hole-in-the-wall stall which serves the famous Ais Tingkap desert made with shaved ice.

Nearby is another Indian shop selling its famous “Muruku,” packed neatly for travellers to take home. The muruku is spicy, crunchy, and tasty. Perfect as a lasting memory to the unique favours of Penang.
Written 27 December 2019
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JohnGP
Penang Island, Malaysia132 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
It may appear rundown and indeed there are many once attractive colonial buildings past redemption. However, there are plenty left to look at. With plenty to see close to the city - Penang Hill, Komtar Tower, the superb Batu Ferringhi beach, some exquisite temples, the street art,as well as the remnants of past glories in a captivating multicultural centre, several days can be well filled without difficulty. We were there for seven and will be back
Written 25 December 2019
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