George Town is the capital of the state of Penang on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. It was listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a World Heritage Site, together with fellow former Straits Settlement, Melaka. The lively capital of Penang has over 200 years of history and cultural heritage. Named after Britain’s King George III, walking down the streets of Georgetown is truly like walking down the paths of history. Aside from the colonial buildings and historical architecture in this city, George Town is also renowned as a food capital.
– Go on one of the city’s heritage trails either on foot or via trishaw.
– Go on a gastronomic journey sampling the many street delights such as Char Koay Teow and prawn noodles.