Located 180 mi/290 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur and the largest city on Penang Island, George Town is a wonderful blend of cultures. The diverse Chinese, Indian and Malay population will fit anyone's image of an exotic Southeast Asian seaport (it's our favorite stop in Malaysia).
In 2008, George Town was accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site because of its unique mixture of British-colonial-era architecture, townscape and culture, which is considered without parallel in... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.