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George Town

George Town began its history in the late 16th century with the establishment of the British East Indian Company. With its vintage architecture, the whole city itself has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the harmonious combination of classic and splendorous buildings, it is famous as a resort city

Location
The State Capital city of the Penang Province of Malaysia
Area
299㎢
Population
752,800(2017)
Currency
Ringgit/MYR
Language
Malaysian
Climate
Weather of George Town is of a typical tropical climate. Year average temperature is 21~32°C. Occasional thunderstorm filled rainy season happens twice, from November to February and from April to October.
George Town MALAYSIA
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
The images of Hindu gods and goddesses draws ones attention. Sri Mahamariamman Temple, built in 1883, is the oldest holy land for the Indian people of the Penang province. Their god, known as the mother of Hindu religion, is Sri Mahamariamman. Mari means strength, Amman means mother, and the whole meaning describes the benevolent strength of a goddess.

AddressLebuh Queen, Pulau Pinang Tel60-04-2643494

Kuan Yin Teng Temple
As a popular Chinese shrine, it is filled with an incense aroma. Kuan yiin Teng Temple, protected by the reliable and guardian lion statue and green dragon on the tiled roof, is always full of praying believers. It is the oldest Chinese shrine in Penang but it is relatively small in size. Enshrined is their god, the merciful goddess and representation of wealth, peace, and prosperity, Kuan Yin. Therefore, it is also known as the Goddess of Mercy Temple.

AddressJalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Pulau Pinang

Kapitan Keling Mosque
Over half of the Malaysian population believes in Islam. The overwhelming grand and holy feeling of Kapitan Keling Mosque is the oldest Islam mosque in Penang. It is constructed in a pure-white body with golden points and a black dome on top. Excluding the prayer hours, travelers can enter the Mosque. However, short bottoms are banned and one must borrow long clothing at the entrance.

Address14, Jalan Buckingham, George Town

Chowrasta Market
Colorful pickles are considered to be a dessert in Penang. Pickles are eaten like snacks, not like a side dish to a meal, and are made from durian, papaya, nutmeg, and onions. Due to its vinegary and sweet taste, bees are drawn to the storefronts. One can easily find pickle stores, selling pickles, cookies, bread, and jelly by the entrance to the Chowrasta Market.

AddressLebuh Tamil, George Town

Gurney Drive
If you are looking to go on a taste adventure in Penang, a famous city of fabulous cuisine, Gurney Drive is a must. There are shopping areas, but the primary reason for its popularity is the eateries. In the alleys of waterfront roads, there are many exquisite food carts waiting for you. A true street restaurant, operating from 6pm to 12am, it is a popular area frequented by locals and travelers alike.

AddressPersiaran Gurney, George Town

Pasar Ramadhan
Ramadhan is one of the 5 obligations of Islamic teachings. Foods, including water, are banned during the daytime as long as the sun is up. However, when the sun sets, as a symbol of enjoying food and celebrating festivals, Pasar, meaning market, pops up all over the city. This is the perfect opportunity to meet and taste local foods.

Little India Tour
India has appeared in Penang. Little India, as the name suggests, is a street that resembles India to the fullest. Everything is Indian including clothing, accessories, spices, music, and movies. Street vendor cooks are busy baking Nan and women dressed in traditional Indian silk sari can be found. Dynamic Indian music and movies are showcased and fortune tellers lay their carpets on the side of the road. If you take the time and view the locals, you will find the hidden attraction of India in Penang.

Exploration of Balik Pulau Village When
you step aside from the hectic downtown area and visit Balik Pulau village, everything will seem slow down. It is a quiet and simple village where one can witness the traditional Malaysian houses. Tall palm trees line the dirt roads and old ancient houses are charmingly decorated. With people riding bicycles to laundry being hung dry on a single string, you can really get a feel for the people of Malaysia. If you head toward the Bahulu Mak Tam, a house where traditional cookies are being baked, you can taste traditional cookies and colorful jellies usually saved for special occasions.