Georgetown Travel Blog› entry 3 of 93 › view all entries
Penang's capital city is an interesting mix of Malaysian modernity, British colonialism, and a strong Chinese influence. Numerous colonial era buildings line the narrow streets, and there are some fabulous mansions dotted around the town...though many are in decay despite heritage preservation groups trying to raise money for them. The nightlife here, however, brings in many domestic and international tourists and is second only to KL's scene. The shopping plazas in the inner city, however, are lacking and could use a makeover. But the central bus terminal beneath the mall is very practical and well-planned.
Edit (3 March 2011):
I've visited Georgetown several times since my original blog post about it so I figure an update is needed. Penang has grown quickly over the past decade.