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Penang Harmony Food Trail
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Interesting street art

Definitely worth a visit, the street art walk is really good, with lots of very good art works on the walls of buildings. The town is easy to walk around or you can catch the free... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Mark&Rosa
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Canberra, Australia
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

For me, Penang is all about Georgetown. Heritage, historical building, quiet exotic old town, street food heaven. Great for city walk. True gem of Southeast Asia.

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Waterloo, Ontario
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I was on the mainland for work and went to Georgetown town to check it out. Georgetown is the best place to be! All the tourists and tourist related stuff is there. Check out the malls, street art and all the different culture.

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Canberra, Australia
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Definitely worth a visit, the street art walk is really good, with lots of very good art works on the walls of buildings. The town is easy to walk around or you can catch the free city circle bus.

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Thank Mark&Rosa
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

George Town Penang was our first port call on the 'Mariner of the seas' cruise, we reached Penang around 6.00 pm. It's a pretty colonial town, walking around the streets, admiring the colonial architecture was nice. The hop-on-hop-off tour could have been a good idea, but it stops at 8.00 pm, so we would have got only 2 hours on... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a very old town with fantastic history. Furthermore it houses nice old buildings and modern buildings too. My main influence was the food, it was fresh cheep and many varieties, basically fantastic. There is lot of culture in this place and the people a very friendly. Lots of things to do for kids and family.

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Dorset
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The capital city of Penang, George Town has been awarded UNESCO world heritage site status so we were expecting great things. Whilst the architecture shows a great mix of cultures and religions, it hasn't been maintained well and is rather bland. There are a few small colourful temples, the Fort and some interesting street art but that is about it.... More 

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Thank Liketorome
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and i came to George Town for a short break. After reading up on the place we were expecting to have a great time. We have never been so disapointed!!! Its dirty, smelly and a nightmare to walk round especially at night trying to avoid all the holes in the pavements and open drainage thats about 2ft deap!!!... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

usually i celebrate CNY back at hometown, but this year i decided to try celebrate it in another country, turns out to be a bit dissapointing. before going, i've read that penang is quite outstanding in CNY, the decoration and crowd. after i go there, lots of shop are closed for3-4 days, even the taxi driver says that penang is... More 

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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

On going for Chinese New Year 2017...cultural performances...the lion dances being watched by spectators local and foreign tourists. Even trishaws being fewer as they were not available...as being spread out at heritage zones. Buses packed as most heading towards destinations of their choices to visit...

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Thank safwanlim
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is touristy but it is worth a visit. I do not like places with large number of tourists and prefers to go off the beaten path but I have been here twice. This place has a lot, and I mean A LOT of good places to eat for people in any type of budget. Even an unassuming food... More 

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