George Town is the multicultural city of Malaysia island of Penang that offers more than heritage buildings as it is a tapestry of cultures and traditions that is brimming with food, live and stories untold. Every street corner, every nook and cranny in the sprawling city is an adventure waiting to be discovered.
George Town is often called the food capital of Malaysia. With that, street food can almost be found in every junction or street in George Town. Penang was ranked 1st in the list of 8 of the world’s culinary hotspots in 2014 by Lonely Planet and Time says Penang was recognised as having the best street food in Asia in 2004.
George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site that commanded attention for its gorgeous cityscape, intriguing heritage enclaves and delicious gourmet cuisine. George Town has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. George Town contains one of the largest collections of pre-war buildings in Southeast Asia as having a “unique architectural and cultural townscape. The city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese clan temple, shophouses and mosques.
Wall mural such as the famous “Kids on a Bicycle” by the Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevi are one of the thing one can see in George Town city. Going around looking for the street art around the city is one of the fun thing to do. Street art in George Town is more then photo opportunity, it tells you about the culture and heritage of the community of the city.
George Town was the first British settlement in Southeast Asia as an entrepôt by Francis Light of the British East India Company in 1786. The city is named after King George III.
Going around the George Town city on trishaw will be fun and will be able to explore more or getting a walking tour too. We can also show you around to make your trip more interesting and memorable.