Georgetown - Every quarter feels like a different city

Penang Travel Blog

 › entry 26 of 132 › view all entries
The only railway station in the world without rail tracks running through it(?)
I arrived in Penang late at night and checked out "Love Lane Hostel" and "75 Travellers Lodge" as it was flyers i had collected in Hat Yai. They where both full, but it was a guesthouse next door that had a single room for 18 ringit so i bocked that for a day and a 10ringit dorm for one night.

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.

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
The only railway station in the wo…
The only railway station in the w…
Penang Lighthouse
Penang Lighthouse
Some guys Fishing
Some guys Fishing
People worshiping in a Chinese tem…
People worshiping in a Chinese te…
photo by: Aurora78