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According to history, George Town was named after King George III while the island of Penang, "Prince of Wales Island", was named after his son, the Prince of Wales, who became King George V.

Streets of George Town

George Town has a colorful colonial past. There are Downing, Edward, Victoria, Queen, King, Bishop, Buckingham Streets and Love Lane.

New UNESCO World Heritage Historic City

George Town with the largest concentration of prewar and heritage buildings is bidding with Melaka to be listed by UNESCO for the past few years. This July 2008, both has been added as UNESCO WHS Historic cities.

Check out my related tips at Pulau Pinang, Penang, Bayan Lepas

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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    Claus, Glad you like laid back and food galore George Town with hills and sea.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2009 at 6:01 AM

    i love george town. it´s my favorite hangout in all south east asia.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Lovely George Town page! Those streets at Geroge Town indeed look wonderful and interesting. They are certainly great to visit and explore! ~ho & pang

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Today I received your postcard from this interesting city, and what a great surprise! Thank you, SL. Enjoyed reading your observations and the history of this town. Thanks again, and will put up your postcard on my HP soon! sylvia

  • asiantraveler's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:40 AM

    good one day

  • Feb 15, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Excellent and real!! picture. Tips too. Nikos

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2007 at 6:46 AM

    George Town looks lovely with many nice buildings and I especially liked Cheong Fatt Tze and Armenia Street.

  • Mar 12, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    your efforts of writing a tips are very impressive as always well written and very informative... thanks for sharing SL...keep it up!! ;-)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2007 at 12:11 AM

    Hi SL, you really have a very impressive and huge collection of tips and photos on penang as well as places within such as georgetown! Keep it up!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2007 at 9:10 AM

    What an information page about George Town. Curry Mee sounds wonderful. Good tip about Money Changers. Loved the temples, museums. architecture of houses, mosque, but especially enjoyed streets & roads. Wonderful work.


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