George Town is the multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang. Once a Straits of Malacca trading hub, the city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and mosques. Due to the intermingling of the various ethnicities and religions that arrived on its shores, George Town acquired a large assortment of colonial and Asian architectural styles. It also gained a reputation as Malaysia’s gastronomic capital for its distinct and ubiquitous street food. Moreover, the city hosts unique cultural heritage, such as the Peranakans whose legacies are still visible on Penang’s architecture and cuisine. Beyond the old town, George Town is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Verdant Penang Hill, with hiking and a funicular railway, overlooking it all. George Town wheelchair access is below what you would expect, even in KL.
Attractions and Opportunities
St George’s Church