Capital of the island of Penang in Malaysia, George Town is a colourful city lined with heritage buildings on one side, and skyscrapers on the other. With a rich history under its belt, this Malaysian city is home to a contemporary and multicultural population.
George Town is a mixed bag of history and traditions, thanks to its eventful past. For a unique taste of culture, head to Penang Wonderfood Museum. This fun yet informative museum showcases the food culture of Malaysia. You’ll get to see a variety of famous local delicacies from not only Malaysia, but also other countries like India and China. Visit the ornate Penang Peranakan Mansion for a peek into Perankan culture. This residential-turned-museum displays more than 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles.
If you enjoy exploring a city through leisurely walks, George Town's lively streets will surely delight you. There are a number of brightly-painted street artworks in the inner city that aim to spread cultural and historical awareness. Keep an eye out for the 'Little Girl in Blue' mural of a child dressed in blue clothing in Muntri Street. The Rainbow Skywalk is an open-air glass sky walk from where you can witness sweeping views of the city below. The highest point in George Town, this spot is located at Komtar, the tallest skyscraper in the city.