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.
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
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
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)
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
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)