ADD TO LISTGeorge Town is the capital and largest city on Penang Island. It was first founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light, a trader from the British East India Company. This agreeable city is home to various colonial buildings, and its architecture results from a blend of British, Islamic and Chinese influences. The city is also known for its good food
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George Town, Penang, is one of the nicest cities I've been to in Asia. The shopping is great the food is FANTASTIC and the general atmospher provides long term asia-travellers with a welcome rest from havoc and roughing it. Check out little India, next to China town, the Indian food cannot be beaten anywhere. It's better than the real thing, as you know it's safe and it's sooo cheap. Go to a banana-leaf restaurant in little India. Check out the music dvd stores for a huge collection of Bollywood films. Don't be afraid of street vendors, the food is safe, and a must is (oddly enough) a hamburger - this sounds strange the Malaysians love them and they are filled with wierd sauces, and a great salad mix. But just try it once - as there's so much else to try. The snake temple is pretty cool, if a bit far to go, but check out the local buses to get around. They're inexpensive and reliable.
MangoTreePlace is a restored 75 year old townhouse in the heart of George Town, Penang.Situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, it is a luxuriously fashionable boutique suites located along the buffer zone of the Unesco living heritage enclave.It is one of Penang’s more obscure hidden gem. Our sign is small and we do not make an effort to be seen.And along with that anonymity comes the secluded charm of being uniquely small and intimate.The inn is a labor of love for us - a group of young local culturally-ambiguous individuals.
Penang is one of Malaysia's main tourist draws. Its beaches are nice, though a little lackluster when compared to those in some other Malaysian states, but this is more than compensated for by the island's rich multicultural history which is full of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European influences.
The capital of Penang, Georgetown, is a favorite spot for tourists as it has many quaint pre-Second World War houses, as well as 19th century churches, temples, mosques, and colonial buildings. The city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2008.
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