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George Town, Penang

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World Heritage-listed George Town boasts colonial-era administrative buildings, Chinese shop houses, pedestrian walkways known as "five foot ways", a crumbling protestant graveyard, ornate Chinese temples, colonial churches, and mosques. Sample traditional Chinese dishes from street stalls, and spot the humorous street art scattered across the city. George Town is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Butterworth Edition.
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  • Wonderful town to wander around, especially off the life takes place on the street and offers a lot of entertainment.
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  • UNESCO bestowed the designation about 6+ years ago... and the previous heritage features have benefitted from added attention from government and private entrepreneurs increasing the offerings to loca...  more »
  • george town is the old town of penang. you feel like going back 30 years. a charming old town with many nice little bistros and restaurants, street kitchens, and the famous wall paintings. where ever ...  more »