The Rich Culture of George Town, Penang – A Rewarding Adventure!

Penang is a melting pot of cultural amalgamations and it is most evident in its street art featuring a combination of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European influences. There’s so much vibrant colour in the streets that you can witness.

George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Small enough that it can be traversed in a rickshaw, on a bike or on your own two feet, this area of the heritage site is known around the world as the ‘Street of Harmony.’ It’s within walking distance from Travelodge Georgetown if you’re looking for a hotel in Malaysia Penang area.

So Many Places of Worship

Penang started out as a trade outpost for the British East India Company and was open to people of all faiths passing through and who ultimately made it their home. With them came their rituals. Penang today is home to many diverse places of worship with the Kapitan Keling Mosque, St. George’s Church, Sri Maha Mariamman and Goddess of Mercy temples being within walking distance of each other.

Landmarks

Thanks to the diverse culture, Penang is a popular tourist destination with great cuisine, art highlights including its famous street art, architectural wonders and natural attractions like its great beaches.

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Tradition in the Trade

In keeping with numerous traditions, Penang is also very focused on preserving its heritage. As it is, the ageing artisans of traditional craft try their best to spread awareness of their trades, the same ones that have been in their family for generations.

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Getting around in Penang – An Island of Sights!

The Malaysian island of Penang attracts people by virtue of its scenery and heritage. There’s a lot to visit and see in Penang when visiting for a few days. Want to find out more?

Penang Floating Mosque

Penang is home to several extraordinary places of worship, and this is of no exception. Built in 2005 to be the first mosque to be on ocean water, this site is one that is a marvel to behold.

Penang Bird Park

Built in 1988 and home to over 300 species, the Penang Bird Park is the biggest bird shelter in Malaysia. It houses both tiny sunbirds and gigantic ostriches. The flora is of interest too along with the design of the setting natural pools of water and bridges.

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Fort Cornwallis

The largest standing fort in Malaysia, Fort Cornwallis boasts superior design in its original purpose which was to defend the people against pirates. Inside, you can explore dungeons and barracks! Plenty of cannons are still kept in top form for your viewing pleasure. When looking for a hotel in Malaysia Penang there are several like Travelodge Georgetown to pick from.

Kek Lok Si Temple

Recognised as the largest religious building in Malaysia, this temple is home to 10,000 Buddha statues. Facing the sea and housing interesting architecture choices, this is a tranquil place to visit if in need of a getaway from the hustle and bustle of a city.

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