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Travel Guide of George Town in Malaysia by Influencers and Travelers


George Town is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang. George Town is Malaysia's third most populous city with 708,127 inhabitants as of 2010, while Greater Penang is the nation's second largest conurbation with a population of 2,412,616.


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1 - Penang Island

   10 km away

Penang Island is part of the state of Penang, on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It was named Prince of Wales Island when it was occupied by the British East India Company on 12 August 1786, in honour of the birthday of the Prince of Wales, later King George IV.

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2 - Batu Ferringhi Beach

   8 km away

Batu Ferringhi is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located along the northern coast of Penang Island and about 11 km northwest of the city centre, it is the prime beach destination in Penang among locals and tourists.

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3 - Shore Excursions in George Town

This is a private tour, meaning only you or your group join this tour and no one else. This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, unlike the canned- approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. Tour time starts from pickup point. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-5 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". (Time indicated in tour details does not include travel time). You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. You can explore every nooks and corners, or simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. Go on famous attractions tour, or a city tour or go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!

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4 - Penang Bridge

   9 km away

The Penang Bridge is a 13.5-kilometre dual carriageway toll bridge and controlled-access highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. The bridge connects Perai on the mainland side of the state with Gelugor on the island, crossing the Penang Strait. The bridge was the first and, until 2014, the only road connection between the peninsula and the island.

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5 - Kapitan Keling Mosque

The Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in the 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is situated on the corner of Buckingham Street and Pitt Street.

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6 - Culinary Tour in Penang Island

Be a part of a unique experience as you venture through Penang’s Georgetown Heritage Area where we feed your hunger for food & knowledge. A local Penang-born tour guide takes you bite-by-bite through each step of this food trail. You sip delicious local drinks and munch on traditional dishes which our ancestors have kept alive. During this tour, we unveil Penang and Malaysia's history and finally end our food trail at a bar with a locally inspired cocktail or mocktail.

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7 - Jubilee Clock Tower

The Jubilee Clock Tower, in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, is a Moorish-style Jubilee clocktower at the junction of Light Street and Beach Street.

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8 - Clan Jetties Of Penang

Weld Quay is a coastal road along the eastern shoreline of the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. One of a handful of places worldwide that was named after a Prime Minister of New Zealand, the road connects the Tun Dr.

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9 - Mountain Bike Tours in Penang Island

Join this easy and relax bike tour around George Town with our informative English speaking local guide. Learn about the history, religions and characteristics of this wonderful city while paddle through the local streets and heritage buildings. Enjoy famous and delicious local food and get some inside tips from friendly locals.

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10 - Taman Botani Penang

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

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11 - Penang Hill

   7 km away

Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks on Penang Island, Malaysia. It is located within the Air Itam suburb, 9 km west of the center of George Town.

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12 - Pinang Peranakan Mansion

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, is a museum dedicated to Penang's Peranakan heritage. The museum itself is housed within a distinctive green-hued mansion at Church Street, George Town, which once served as the residence and office of a 19th-century Chinese tycoon, Chung Keng Quee.

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13 - Komtar

The Tun Abdul Razak Complex, colloquially known by its Malay acronym Komtar, formerly known as the Penang New Urban Center and the Central Area Redevelopment Plan for Penang, is a multicomplex located in the city of George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

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14 - Bayan Lepas

   17 km away

Bayan Lepas is a town within the Malaysian state of Penang. It is located within the Southwest Penang Island District, near the southeastern tip of Penang Island.

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15 - Ceruk Tok Kun

   22 km away

Cherok Tokun, sometimes spelt as Cherok To' Kun or Cherok Tok Kun, is a small town in Penang, Malaysia.

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16 - Pantai Merdeka

   28 km away

Pantai Merdeka is the only sand beach in the mainland Kedah, it is the major attraction for beach goers from all over northern Penang and Kedah State.

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17 - Pulau Bunting

   49 km away

Bunting Island is the northernmost in a row of islands off Yan district in Kedah. It is also the only one to be linked to the mainland by a bridge. The Bunting Island Bridge connects it to the mainland.

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