Georgetown - Every quarter feels like a different city
Penang Travel Blog› entry 26 of 132 › view all entries
April 1st, 2010 – by: CFD
The reson for coming to Georgetown is that the historical quarter is just so diverse. Chances are most people will stay near Chulia street and from Chulia there is a short walk to "Chinatown" , "Little India" and the old european settlement. You can walk for a few minutes and it feels like you are in a completely different city, if not country.
The Penang state museum is also worth a look during the middle of the day as its really hot and you'll love the aircon and they have a quite impressive exhibit for only 2RM which must be considered very reasonable. The main attraction is however just to walk around the city , trying different food from different parts of town and the coffee.
I spent all my time in Georgetown because i just didnt have time to explore the rest of the island because i found out that there was an F1 event outside of KL the next day so I only spent two days in georgetown compared to the 3 i had planned , and to make matters "worse" i found a new issue of "The Economist" and sat for a few hours while the heat was unbearable with that magazine.
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