Places to visit in George Town

Top Things to Do in George Town, Malaysia

Places to Visit in George Town

Top Attractions in George Town


What travellers are saying

  • ChenChennn
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
    Love this Mansion. Bring you back to the old days of how does these people live in such detailing life! Strong influence from Chinese’s tradition. From their head to toes, from the living room to bed, everything is an eyes opening for us!
    Truly “Crazy Rich Asian” 😂

    Thank you our Guide, Ms May for such an informative journey in the mansion (Mandarin speaking tour) Awesome!
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Graeme L
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia206 contributions
    The visit was interesting to see the views over Georgetown and Butterworth, Avoid the run-down Belleview hotel as the restaurant was closed and would not even serve us a drink.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • Alfred C
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
    This street are full of shop selling tourist sourvenir, drinks and food. but dont let that distract you from appreciating the history behind this street. This street is attributed to the Armenian Family that contributed to the development of george town including E&O hotel that was part of the heritage. at the end of this street there was Two famous street art ( 1 bicycle and another one a boy trying to reach for a fruit which sadly gave way to development).
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • JanetC
    3 contributions
    Went for dinner at the restaurant - ambience is very nice. Food was fine dining. The staff at the hotel entrance very friendly and knows the history well. Can see the passion in his actions
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • SUHASINEY@SEU338E
    Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia98 contributions
    A must visit place if you are in Penang, guys ! My friends and I had a great experience in the museum since all the things were upside down. Service provided here was awesome and the staffs were really friendly. They taught us how to give a pose and also took pictures for us. Reasonable entrance fee and definitely it will be a wonderful experience if you go with friends ...
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • ALIAANUAR@SEU338E
    George Town, Malaysia21 contributions
    In this museum, they display variety of Malaysian food. So it very attract the foreign tourist to try all of the food by promoting them in the museum. It looks really tasty though and looks real.
    Written 14 June 2021
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  • BenYorkie
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,377 contributions
    We were not sure what we would find when we went off to these gardens. But - happily - we were very pleasantly surprised. Well laid out, well kept, the plants and tress are well labelled. A very enjoyable stroll through a set of gardens with a lot of variety and different views to enjoy.
    Only problem is that some of the plant house cannot be entered at the moment because of Covid.
    One complaint - the Japanese garden needs a lot of work - it is quite scruffy/untidy.
    But - we had a good visit and would put it on out agenda to go again when next in Penang.
    Written 30 December 2020
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  • IRHS
    Rochester191 contributions
    Excellent example of a Kongsi but very crowded with tour groups. You have to maneuver your way around them to get a view of the area. I visited in the morning when the sun was behind the building, difficult to get a good view of the roof figures.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • youwahlai@SEU338E
    Kluang, Malaysia87 contributions
    A nice place to spend a little time looking around. The wooden houses are unique as they are built above the water. Along the walk, many souvenir shops and also food stalls are available there.
    Written 16 June 2021
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  • tana_balan
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia84 contributions
    Strongly suggest to visit this temple during Thaipusam as it will give immense experience about the festival and Hindu cultural experience.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • huiweikuok
    7 contributions
    Came to Penang a couple of times but never heard about this place before, so decided to give it a try. This is one of the Penang’s hidden gems. I was greeted by a lovely lady Elaine, my tour guide, who brought me back to the history of music in Penang. The whole tour took around 2 hours, but you will never feel the time passed, as they emphasize on engaging your senses. You are encourage to touch, feels and listen to the instruments. Had a blast here and hopefully more people can discover this place too. Please make an appointment at 012-416 1550 before drop by as they are following a strict SOP due to covid.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Terry
    Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
    We found this site more interesting than the other temples we visited. Technically a mass burial site, it was great history and some interesting architecture.
    Written 1 December 2020
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  • Elle B
    Penang Island, Malaysia51 contributions
    Children will love it but it is also good for families of all ages. Worth a visit. Much to do and see - Science Center, kids' playland, Dinosaur museum, an aquarium, car bumper ride, skywalk, 360 degree rootop view (60th? floor) of Penang skyline. All-day fun pass allows for multiple entries and you can exit the place and return within the same day to enjoy the attractions as long as you have wrist tag intact on your wrist. Food at the Japanese corner is disappointing, rootop cafe/restaurant is unreasonably expensive, in my opinion. There are one Malay restaurant, a chinese restaurant ( reasonably priced), a fast food joint and some other stalls offering light bites.
    Written 25 July 2020
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  • Voyager65169
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    Run by Georgetown seashore and passing by this commercial and authentic street. Had a revigorating replacement breakfast at HS Colazione Healthy Station at 352 Lebuh Chulia
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Lian Tiong G
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia3,598 contributions
    The last visit to this Plaza was almost two years ago. Still vibrant inspite of the unprecedentsl Coronavirus aka COVID-19. Spacious and many shop outlets and eateries and cafes. Multistorey parking place. Large weekend crowd and shoppers. SOP for safety and social distancing applies.
    Written 22 August 2020
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