"Panang - Came for a couple days - stayed for 5" George Town by Slooper

George Town Travel Guide: 179 reviews and 533 photos

More time needed to tell the delightful story

We enjoyed this lovely town immensely! We found that we needed more time and space to do justice describing our stay here and adding recommendations. We built a special web album on our family's WheelerFolk.org site to show and describe some of our experiences here. See: "5 Days in George Town & Penang"

The Mingood Hotel made our stay most pleasureable

Comfortable and convenient accommodations, along with a most helpful and friendly staff, made our 5 days here productive, healing and enjoyable. We will make a separate VT recommendation for this hotel, but we also were so appreciative that we constructed a special web album just for the hotel. For our views and experiences here, see:
Hotel Mingood on WheelerFolk.org

Many great meals and interesting sites were within walking distance, or no more than a fun "trishaw" (bicycle rickshaw) ride away.

Penang, a place of contrasts & diversity

With the limited time we had available, we felt somewhat immersed in the diverse cultures of this Malaysian island with a mix of Muslim, Hindu & Chinese religions. Old colonial buildings were mixed with the modern high-rises. Outside of the city the plush coastal resorts and spas gave way to lush jungles, small villages and active agriculture. A vibrant mix of cultures.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly helpful folks, great food, interesting history
  • Cons:Warmer than we expected - not enough time to see all we wanted to see.
  • In a nutshell:A place to recommend - A place to which one should return.
  • Last visit to George Town: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 24, 2008
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