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Why Georgetown Is The Perfect Tourist Destination

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Sights, food and activities, these are the top three main reasons why a person will travel and explore a different place. A few places that people go to travel is South East Asia and one of its travel destinations that people are gunning for is Malaysia. If you’re a traveler that wants to have that travel that is more relaxed, Georgetown in Penang will be able to satisfy that need.

One of the main reasons why many people over the place love going here is because of the many things that you can do, go to, buy and eat here. It’s not a very wild place, but nonetheless, you will still have fun. Most people have always been looking for the perfect travel destination and Georgetown has been that place for a very long time.

What to see: One of the top reasons why many people are going to Georgetown is the sights. There are places in Georgetown that have maintained that pre-colonial vibe that will make anyone feel like they are in pre-colonial Malaysia. There are some really good sites to visit and walking is highly advised that’s why its best to wear some really comfortable footwear, light clothing and buy a really nice camera to document your sightseeing. Below are a few sights that you should visit when in Georgetown:

  • Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
  • Church of the assumption
  • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
  • Fort Cornwallis
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque
  • Khoo Kongsi
  • Penang Botanic Gardens
  • Penang National Park
  • Penang street art
  • Queen Victoria Memorial Clock
  • St. George’s Church
  • Tower
  • Wat Chayamangkalaram

What to do: There are so many things that you can do in Georgetown and if you really want to explore and make the most out of the place, a few days isn’t going to cut it. With so many places to see and so many things to do, you will be surprised how relaxing it is. There’s nothing in the world that can provide you with that feeling than Georgetown:

  • Batik Painting Museum Penang
  • Camera Museum
  • Clan Jetties
  • Colonial Penang Museum
  • Entopia (Penang Butterfly Farm)
  • Escape Adventureplay
  • Georgetown Festival
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Penang Hill
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion
  • Penang State Museum & Art Gallery
  • Penang Time Tunnel
  • Sun Yat Sen Museum
  • Tropical Spice Garden
  • Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

What to eat: If you go to Georgetown, with all the sights that you will see, surely you will get tired and hungry. Luckily Georgetown is also house to some of the best tasting food that Malaysia has to offer. There is so many good foods here that even foodies will come to love the place and might even spend a few weeks to explore Georgetown’s food scene. Below you will find a few food recommendations for visitors:

  • Cendol
  • Char Kuey Teow
  • Curry Mee
  • Gurney Drive Hawker Centre
  • Hipster’ Cafés
  • Hokkien Mee
  • Ice Kacang
  • Lorong Selamat Food Stalls
  • Penang Asam Laksa
  • Pulau Tikus Hawker Centre
  • Rojak

What to buy: There are tourists that want to bring something as a remembrance, a souvenir and even something that they can use that they can’t find anywhere. With Georgetown’s rich culture, surely you will find something that you will be able to bring with you. Below you can find a few things that you can buy and highly recommended:

  • Batik
  • Belacan Paste
  • Hand Embroidered Kebaya
  • Rojak Sauce
  • Songkok
  • Tau Sar Pneah
  • Traditional Nyonya Beaded Shoes

Many people go to Penang, particularly in Georgetown because the place is so rich with history, things to see, things to do, things to eat and even things to buy. Georgetown appeals to a different crowd, and those are people that wants relaxation and fun through the things that they see, feel and experience. If you wish to visit and stay in this place there is a good hotel area nearby Georgetown, Penang that you should check out.

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