Founded in 1786 as a trading post for the British East Indian Company, and named after King George III (the mad one!), Georgetown became an important trading post.

Today, the period colonial design remains and the old warehouses and wharves still evoke a sense of the boom-time when land was constantly reclaimed to accommodate the port's rapid growth.

Now a World Heritage Site due to its unique architectural and cultural landscape without parallel anywhere in East & South East Asia.

Practical Info

A relaxing trishaw ride is a great way to sit back and soak up the sights and sounds.

Georgetown is the hub of all Penang's transport, buses connect through here around the island.

Tours & Tickets

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Penang City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Penang has perhaps the largest and well preserved colonial-era old town, with excellent examples of Chinese clan houses, colonial homes, public buildings and ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.33

Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a scenic drive by private car through historical Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this private ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.13

3-Night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Experience the highlights of Malaysia on a 3-night coach tour from Kuala Lumpur to Penang! Overnight stays include luxury accommodation at the Strawberry Park ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $491.22

Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Explore Penang the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to the quaint countryside. Visit a traditional Batik Factory, Snake Temple, International ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.00

Eat Like A Local: Penang Night Street Food Tour

Brown-sugar biscuits. Spiced pork rolls. Fresh guava. Taste these Malaysian treats and more on this private 3.5-hour tour of Penang’s best street food. In the ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.00

Penang Night Tour from Georgetown with Malacca Strait Ferry Ride

3 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Soak up the dynamic atmosphere of historical Georgetown and watch the Penang capital come to life in a blaze of light at night. With a local guide, savor ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.66

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