Destination of the Week - George Town

George Town

The capital of the Malaysian island of Penang, George Town is a popular thanks to its myriad of influences including Malay, Chinese, Indian and even British. George Town is probably most known for its abundance of pre-Second World War houses and other well-preserved 19th century colonial buildings. Together with the city of Mallaca, George Town is a UNESCO Heritage Sight and overall the island of Penang is considered the food capital of Malaysia so you know you’re in for a treat. Visit the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, or the historic Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Temple, head to little India to see a colorful market filled with saris, suits, silverware and more, or wait until the sun goes down and head to Upper Penang Road, the center of George Town’s nightlife to dance the night away. Whether you use George Town as a base before heading to the white sandy beaches of Batu Ferringhi, or are a foodie in heaven, make sure to check out our top picks!

Best Chinese at Tek Sen Restaurant

Best Indian at Sri Ananda Bahwan

Best Nasi Kandar at Kayu Nasi Kandar

Photo by Cmglee