Malaysia, George Town Guide (B): Exploring Georgetown in Penang

Exploring Georgetown in Penang
Malaysia's Pulau Penang (Penang Island) lies about 350 kilometers northwest of the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The island is home to Georgetown, one of the two World Heritage Cities in Malaysia as declared by UNESCO (the other one being Melaka, 148 kilometers southeast of Kuala Lumpur).

Go

From Kuala Lumpur, there are three ways to get to Pulau Penang:

By bus. It takes 5 hours by bus from Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Nebong Bus Station in Pulau Penang. Fare is about RM40.
By train and ferry. It takes 2.5 hours by high-speed train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Station on the mainland (train fare is about RM60). From the mainland, it takes 15 minutes by ferry (RM1.20) to the island of Penang. 
By plane. There are numerous flights daily between Kuala Lumpur and Pulau Penang. One way fare starts at RM60. From the airport to the city centre, it costs about RM45 for a taxi (book a taxi through the taxi counter at the airport); about RM25 for Uber.

Sleep

There are many accommodations in Georgetown, but we chose to stay in Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel. A dorm bed costs RM30 to RM50 depending on the type of room (plus local government tax of RM1/bed/night); private rooms for two persons start at RM 118 (plus local government tax of RM2/room/night). We booked beds in the Loft Room (RM50/bed), which has its own toilet and shower; other dorm rooms have a shared toilet and shower. Room rates already include breakfast of noodles, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Georgetown in Penang
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel   Esplanade Park Food Court   Gurney Drive Hawker Centre   Restoran Nasi Padang Minang   Passion Heart   China House   Teochew Chendul Stall   Cheong Fatt Tze (The Blue Mansion)   Pinang Peranakan Mansion   The Camera Museum   Upside Down Museum   Penang State Museum and Art Gallery   Chocolate Museum  
Author: Mustachio Ventures
Read it on author's website: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.com/2016/05/georgetown-penang-malaysia.html