You cannot and must not visit Penang without passing by Georgetown. It is Penang’s capital and easily the most beautiful and captivating destination in Penang and most parts in Asia. Penang can boast of many attractions, but Georgetown is clearly the best; a definite must-see.
Georgetown (or spelled as two words, George Town) was named by the British after King George III. It is until today the heart of Penang’s commerce, finance, religious activities, social functions, art, culture and tourism. It is a modern city and historic landmark at the same time. Cited by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Georgetown boasts of preserving 19th century cathedrals, temples, and mosques as well as old houses and shophouses. Very charming bazaars, shops and cafes are very near each other since Georgetown is quite compact. There are narrow lanes and alleyways that make strolling and biking a very pleasurable sightseeing experience. A ride on a traditional trishaw is also fun and very cultural. [Read more…]