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.