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George Town travel guide

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You're Going to Love George Town

The city of George Town on Malaysia's Penang Island is a popular vacation spot due to its natural beauty, colonial architecture, and abundant outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, and diving.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit George Town

When to Visit George Town

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Visit between November and February during the dry season in Penang, offering visitors many swimming, hiking, and sightseeing opportunities.

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How to Get to George Town

Airports near George Town

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Where to Stay in George Town

Hotel Penaga offers rooms with additional spa, garden, conference rooms, and swimming pool. Cintra Heritage House is a boutique hotel in the historic quarter with eclectic decor.

Popular Neighborhoods in George Town

Where to stay in popular areas of George Town

Most booked hotels in George Town

How to Get Around George Town

The Cost of Living in George Town

Shopping Streets

Queensbay Mall is the largest shopping mall, with five floors of retail stores, restaurants, and a cinema. On the last Sunday of every month, you can visit the Little Penang Street Market to bargain for items such as hand-painted clothes, clogs, local batik, and henna art.

Groceries and Other

Sam's Groceria Gurney Paragon and Giant Supermarket Penang Plaza are the two biggest grocery stores. A dozen eggs costs RM5.

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Where to Eat in George Town

Ilyana's serves Malay food prepared by a Thai chef with fresh seafood and dishes such as lala and satay. Average meal prices cost RM40 for two people.