Penang: Part 1

Thursday Travels is a weekly column featuring sights and sounds from my wanderlust adventures. Come, fly with me, and we’ll explore strange cultures, exotic eats and everything in-between.

Georgetown in Penang is a small and laidback town. Buildings are generally well-preserved, although quite a number of old structures are either poorly maintained or abandoned altogether. Many of them do have potential and value, if only someone would come along and give them a fresh coat of paint.

Nonetheless, it’s a charming little town, filled with street hawkers, busy markets and slow businesses. While it’s possible to explore Georgetown’s core zone by foot, a good slap of sunblock and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

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3 thoughts on “Penang: Part 1

  1. Ohhh gosh I’ve been wanting to go to Penang for quite some time now!! 😀 What’s the best thing to do there? Just walk around and take in the street sights/smells/sounds? I love the print of the tiles in the photos you took. Looks like a really quaint place to be in. And at least now I know who to ask if I ever make a trip to Penang! *winkwink 😉

    • Hi lynnette! I’d recommend checking out the old trades and historical buildings in the core/buffer zone of Georgetown. Basically it’s a lot of exploring around, eating, and then more exploring and more eating, haha! It’s a great place to slow down and look at things from a different perspective. 🙂

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