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.
This was a small group of three. Phillip, our tour guide, was great. He was very knowledgeable about each place we went to. He shared his thoughts about Penang and answered questions willingly. It was very interesting and nice to be in a small group.
This guy is really really nice, he made our trip a very enjoyable one, very pleasant indeed. lucky we had him on this tour.
The Penang Island Morning Tour was terrific. We'd never been to Penang before and the tour was an excellent introduction. The bas was clean and comfortable and well driven. Our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us great insight into Penang and Malay history, culture and landmarks, flora and fauna. I would highly recommend this tour for those arriving in Penang wanting to know more about this beautiful island.
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.