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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. Find out how to plan Butterworth trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • A lot of heritage buildings (colonial style) makes it pleasing to the eye when driving around. Buildings have been well kept, and will look great in pics. You can walk for about 1km in all directions,...  more »
  • Come to Penang with family. And try to spend sometimes with my daughter here. Using becak around pay 20RM. And they can get you around some place. That time the man little bit telling story about ever...  more »
  • Georgetown, the capital of Penang is seeing an influx of tourist with its UNESCO Heritage status. With old houses turned into heritage rows, there are now boutique hotels on every street, quaint cafes...  more »

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Where to stay in Butterworth

With a variety of travelers always coming and going, Butterworth offers accommodations for everyone. Whether you prefer a basic hostel room with a shared bathroom or a luxurious suite, finding a room is easy--but do book ahead of time if you go during the peak season. You can stay on Jalan Kampung Gajah for the easiest access to the ferry terminal, but note that many hotels offer free drop-off and pick-up from the terminal to make travel easy.
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