George Town Attractions

Top Things to Do in George Town, Malaysia

Things to Do in George Town



Top Attractions in George Town



From quick jaunts to full-day outings.



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What travellers are saying

  • anuzit
    Chiang Mai, Thailand14 contributions
    Worth spend time.

    Very gorgeous house and beautiful antique decorative items. Mr. Francis did a great job as a tour guide of the house.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Hepatacyte
    Northallerton, UK740 contributions
    After spending the morning at the nearby Kok Lok Si Temple we took as Grab to the base of Penang Hill. No queues to speak of really (about 10 mins to get a ticket and get on the train). It was quite busy at the top but after a look at the temple and mosque we set of on one of the Nature Walks which was fairly quiet.
    Queue to get down to the bottom again was also not too bad.
    All in all a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
    Written 16 October 2022
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  • Ricky_hongs
    Medan, Indonesia419 contributions
    Many shop and cafe, handcraft souvenir shop, preloved shoes shop and coffee cafe too. Rickshaw available for rent
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • JoAg.Go
    10 contributions
    The Cheong Fatt Tze (Blue Mansion) will provide the visitor with a great introduction to Penang's Chinese heritage. Even its self-guided audio-provided 45-minute tour is informative and pleasantly conducted. A must-do for the uninitiated.
    Written 23 August 2022
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  • Ramil M
    Oman3 contributions
    The place is small but nice. I just think that they need a better location, somewhere more accessible. Tip to have good photos; ask assistance. They would tell you how to properly pose per spot. 450 pesos entrance fee is not bad considering that there is no time limit.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Edward Wong
    Singapore, Singapore625 contributions
    We visited this museum and had a great photo time with the different food exhibits. It was a museum full of colours as well as interesting thoughts about food. We truly enjoyed the experience with many photo memories.
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • B T
    London, UK1,092 contributions
    The botanic gardens are very nice, the scenery is good, there is flowing water, flowers and trees and monkeys.
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • IRHS
    Rochester194 contributions
    Excellent example of a Kongsi but very crowded with tour groups. You have to maneuver your way around them to get a view of the area. I visited in the morning when the sun was behind the building, difficult to get a good view of the roof figures.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • mumof3_12
    Perth, Australia83 contributions
    For a historic value you should do it. Just a couple of shops. Go towards sunset and it will be good. There’s a temple that is nice.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • tana_balan
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia84 contributions
    Strongly suggest to visit this temple during Thaipusam as it will give immense experience about the festival and Hindu cultural experience.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Jac
    33 contributions
    So much care has been taken in crafting this museum and the experience. they have something for everyone - there's hands on playing of instruments, VR experiences, sound pods, a library, a radio station - it's just so well done. and you get a personalised tour to take you around to begin with and then explore as much as you like after.

    i would recommend this to everyone - i had a great time and learnt so much. everyone was so so friendly and helpful and were incredibly passionate about maintaining their culture thorough music.
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Hepatacyte
    Northallerton, UK740 contributions
    Fascinating to compere this temple to the Burmese one across the road. Both are stunning and this one has an enormous reclining Buddha. Very colourful and a great place to visit and quite a contrast to the Burmese temple.
    Written 16 October 2022
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  • Elle B
    Penang Island, Malaysia51 contributions
    Children will love it but it is also good for families of all ages. Worth a visit. Much to do and see - Science Center, kids' playland, Dinosaur museum, an aquarium, car bumper ride, skywalk, 360 degree rootop view (60th? floor) of Penang skyline. All-day fun pass allows for multiple entries and you can exit the place and return within the same day to enjoy the attractions as long as you have wrist tag intact on your wrist. Food at the Japanese corner is disappointing, rootop cafe/restaurant is unreasonably expensive, in my opinion. There are one Malay restaurant, a chinese restaurant ( reasonably priced), a fast food joint and some other stalls offering light bites.
    Written 25 July 2020
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  • Voyager65169
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    Run by Georgetown seashore and passing by this commercial and authentic street. Had a revigorating replacement breakfast at HS Colazione Healthy Station at 352 Lebuh Chulia
    Written 3 May 2022
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