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Private Tour: Penang City Highlights
"View Fort Cornwallis the largest historical remain in Penang with its cannons still pointing towards the direction of the long-past invaders from the sea. Visit Chew Jetty - the original early Chinese settlement with stilt homes above the coast. Admire the intricate and the basic house rules of the Khoo Kongsi (a Chinese clan house) then drive through the colorful Little India where traditional Indian dresses and spices are traded along the congested streets. Continue tour to see one of the world's largest Reclining Buddha in a Thai temple. Stop for refreshments at Coffee Tr"""View Fort Cornwallis the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Visit Chew Jetty
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Private Half-Day Heritage Walking Tour of Georgetown
"This tour starts at the Star Pitt Street located near the corner of Church Street and Gat Lebuh Gereja. You private tour guide will meet you and bring you to the first destination the Khoo Kongsi or clan house. You will learn about the central role of the Kongsi the first port of call for Chinese immigrants far from home and explore the wooden houses on the clan jetties where descendants of the first Chinese settlers still live.We will then stop at the historic Kapitan Keling Mosque one of the most visited places of worship in the heart of Georgetown. We will breathe in the spice-laden air on the streets of Little India and its shops packed with enticing goods. The picturesque alleys of the protected heritage zone are also t eat and worship will help to ensure that centuries-old traditions and beliefs will live on for generations to come.""""Join this private half-day walking tour to discover and learn more about the history of Georgetown’s most recognized landmarks
From $300.00
 
Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
"Where else in the world can you find a street lined with so many places of worship of different faith all within a perimeter of one KM with residents living in harmony and respectful of each other's religion and culture. The walking tour begins from St. George's Church oldest in Malaysia to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple which survived the last two world wars. Across the street is Little India with its colorful Sri Mariamman Temple decorated with 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods. Further down visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi a Chinese ancestral clan house cum temple. Also not to be missed is the Kapitan Keling Mosque the first Arab-Indian Muslim mosque built in Penang."""
From $66.00

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A brief history of Georgetown.

The history of modern Penang can be traced back to 1786 when Francis Light managed to persuade the Sultan of Kedah to cede Pulau Pinang ("the Island of betel nuts") to the British East India Company....
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George Town on the Heritage List.

George Town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on 7th July, 2008. The "reason" for this was explained: the built and living environment of this historic city reflect the unique mosaic of...
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How to find the objects.

I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very...
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Penang

George Town is located off the Malaysian penisular on the island of Penang to the west. It's connected to the mainland by bridge and there is also a ferry service connecting it to Butterworth. The...
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Probaply the best place in Asia for food.

Penang is a foodlovers paradise.I am normally not really a food traveller, but in Penang i just love the food scene.Because of the ethnic variety on the island with many malay, indian and chinese,...
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Good tourist information.

George town has a very decent little tourist information down by the harbour next to the old clock tower.When i was there i was mostly there to pick up one of the free maps of town, but i noticed that...
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Traditional One-Stop Convenience Outlets

Before the introduction of 24 hour convenience stores like Seven Eleven and their equivalents all over George Town and still going strong are these "Traditional One Stop Convenient Outlets" at...
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Money Changers

At all major shopping complexes in George Town, you will find licensed money changers. You can ask for a receipt which is usually not given. Most money changers can speak in simple English. Most if...
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Beach Street Fire Station

Penang Island has many fire stations all over, another British legacy. Before the Rental Control Act was revoked, many of the prewar houses were prone to fire due to overcrowding, poor maintenance or...
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Door guards at Chinese temples and shrines

If you enter any Chinese temples, shrines or clan houses, you will see a pair of giant painted deitified generals painted at the doors.This Chinese tradition started in the Tang Dynasty 6th century...
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Chinese Medicine

This morning I woke up with a raging sore throat, my throat was on fire and I felt awful. Ah, I know where to go - the Chinese Medicine Hall I had seen the day before. I make my way to the end of...
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Friendly people

Away from the big cities it is noticeable how much friendlier people are. Wandering around, I noticed a young chap with 5 girls, who he was photographing. I stopped to chat and discovered he was an...
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"Health Centres"

Feeling a bit guilty about your recent lack out of exercise and fancy a workout? If you go to one of the many health centres around Georgetown it is unlikely that you will find weights or exercise...
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Little India

Almost everywhere I've been to in SE Asia there are Chinese and Indian communities in addition to the indigenous population. Penang is no exception.This is the Indian section of Georgetown and, on my...
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corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street, 10050
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55 Penang Rd., Georgetown, Penang, 10000, Malaysia
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Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang, 10050, Malaysia
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273-B Chulia St., Georgetown, Penang, 10200, Malaysia
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431F Lebuh Chalia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
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103, Lebuh Cintra, 10100
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Things to Do Near George Town

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Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama)

The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is just opposite the Thai Reclining Buddha Temple, both founded in the 19th century. This area ( Jalan Burma and Lorong Burma ) may have lived Thai and Burmese people...
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Cathedral of the Assumption

The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the...
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Chew Jetty

The Chew Jetty is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers Penang and Melaka, and it is in brief a collection of stilt houses. It was first built more than 100 years ago as a clan jetty for...
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Penang City Hall

City Hall is the most magnificent colonial building in Georgetown. It was build in 1903 with Edwardian Baroque architectural design and painted white of the entire building. This building has brought...
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Penang Chinatown

You can sense the well preserved lifestyle of Chinese immigrant settlers from the 1800's when visiting Chinatown and "Lim Kim Hin". There are many clanhouses and let your step into this area take you...
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Persiaran Gurney & Hawker Center

Gurney Drive is a seaside esplanade with luxury hotels, condominiums and the famous hawker center. It is a popular hangout for locals and tourists alike. Besides local Penang hawker fare, there are...
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"Georgetown / Penang"
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"Georgetown - Penang"
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SLLiew

"New UNESCO WHS : George Town (Tanjung)"
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"My little home in Malaysia."
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"George Town, Penang"
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