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Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Good atmosphere and great hawker food

Chulia Street has long been the centre of the George Town 'backpacker' area, with inexpensive guest houses and hotels, travel and visa agents, second-hand bookshops, money... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marlowe2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went to the famous red colour shophouse selling authentic nasi bryani. unfortunately the naan and tandoori and chicken tikka all starts selling after 12.30pm. dunno why so late. sad...So we had a taste of bryani and fried chicken fried fish eggs etc. will b back next year. walking distance from armenia street. we started walking for fort cornwallis.Start your walk... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in George Town 4 years ago and absolutely loved it. We just were there for over 2 weeks and what a difference. Four years ago you couldn't find a bar without looking real hard. This time Lebuh Chulia was a mass of neon lights and bars and noise that poured out from Love Lane. Most of the wonderful... More 

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Thank Sandra L
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chulia Street has long been the centre of the George Town 'backpacker' area, with inexpensive guest houses and hotels, travel and visa agents, second-hand bookshops, money changers, inexpensive eating places and street food, and much else. It is also now within the Unesco World Heritage zone, and a great location from which to explore that. However a result of the... More 

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Thank Marlowe2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were just 5 minutes away from Chulia street (our hotel was in little India). We rented a motorbike and it was good price and decent maintenance. At evening time we decided to walk around d and stay for a beer at one of the hostels around . Nice crowd and interesting prices :)

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Solapur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very near to Little India and Chinatown. Small but chic heritage buildings around this area. Good and cheap food outlets nearby. Approachable by CAT free bus.

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here on several occasions during our stay and were always impressed with the food and variety on offer. The small stand in the side street selling fried radish cake with either chicken or duck egg was first class taste wise and the small cafe opposite had very cold Tiger beers and a table and chairs to go with... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an enjoyable leisure walk along Chulia Street and nearby streets, there are lotsa of interesting local shops selling merchandises other than souvenir for tourists. There are small local food shops or stalls that you could try if you do not mind. Remember to try at those food stalls where there are long queues, then it would be rather... More 

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1 Thank Dominic O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

A very happening street in Georgetown Penang, very cheap and delicious hawker food stall for local bites, and random night life along the hidden street of Lebuh Chulia.

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1 Thank George T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Good street full with herittage and nice delicious food. The cafe and bar are just a reasonable price.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

we had a great memorable day in penang I love this place is quite value for money worth to try and we will like to enjoy the trip again

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