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7 Reasons to Visit George Town in Penang, Malaysia

7 Reasons to Visit George Town in Penang, Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia (B)

If there’s one place in Malaysia that you always hear good things about it’s the island of Penang. Just off the west coast of Malaysia, this island basically ticks every box, be it history, culture or food. Now, Penang is not only an island but also a Malaysian state, with George Town both its major city and the state capital. I was having such a good time in George Town that I even extended my stay there. That’s simply because there’s so much to love about this place and plenty of reasons to visit George Town on Penang.

Number one of the reasons to visit Penang, at least these days, is surely to see the vibrant and clever street art that adds an air of playfulness to the city of George Town. What really first put this part of Malaysia on my radar were the various travel blogs I saw on Penang street art and the creative ways it was made to blend into the surroundings. So when I arrived in George Town, there was little doubt in my mind what to do first.

After all, one of the best things to do in Penang is to simply wander the streets of George Town trying to try to find all the great pieces of street art that brighten it up. It’s amazing what one mural can do to the feel of a place and there’s so many that the idea of walking about is exciting rather than just necessary. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 7 Reasons to Visit George Town in Penang, Malaysia
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.travelsewhere.net/visit-george-town-penang/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Constant Gardener
  • Black Kettle
  • Coffee Lane
  • Kim Haus
  • Little India
  • Chinatown
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Penang Hill
  • Grand Swiss Hotel
  • Butterworth Terminal
  • Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal