George Town Unesco World Heritage Site
George Town (locals just call it Penang) is famous all over the world for its street art.
But Penang’s old town is not only about beautiful paintings. It’s about rickshaw ride or cycling, watching beautiful temples, visiting China Town (Chew Jetty), tasting delicious food at Little India and visiting awesome museums.
Are you ready for an incredible journey to George Town?
1. Street art.
In contrary to what you may assume from the photos, it’s not easy to find street art in George Town. You need to walk around for a while to see something nice.
These paintings look better on the pictures than in reality, but still- you have to see them when you are in Penang ;).
2. Sacred places.
There are many amazing temples and churches in George Town:
- St. George’s Church- the oldest Anglican church in South-East Asia,
- Church of the Assumption- first catholic church in Nothern Malaysia,
- Kapitan Keling Mosque (the most famous mosque in Penang),
- Han Jiang Ancestral Temple (the only Teochew-style temple in Georgetown) and many more :).
3. Chew Jetty- China Town.
Very atmospheric spot.
Chew Jetty is a place where Chinese immigrants has been living for ages.
Why is it an awesome place for tourists? Because it’s all wooden which is very rare and unique.
You can feel like you were in China and forget that it is actually Malaysia. For us it was one of the best places we saw in Penang.
4. Little India.
Loud Indian music, delicious food and Bollywood-style clothes.
Just like in India! It’s pretty close to China Town, so you can ‘visit’ these two countries in one day!
Little India is must- visit place in Penang :).
Disclaimer: Penang’s Old Town is quite big, so the best is to hire a rickshaw or rent a bike to ride around.
For another aspect on Penang, go to Kathy’s blog: 50 shades of age.