Coming to Malaysia from Singapore especially it can be a bit of a shock to suddenly be confronted with a lot of poverty on the streets.
There are lots of handsome, eligible men in George Town. Watch that you don't get carried away and lose your heart to one of them.
As in many parts of SE Asia, open drains are used in Penang. It's obvious to say so, but don't fall down one. As you're walking along, watch where you are stepping.