George Town

Things to do

  • Street Art
    Street Art

    Grab a free map of Georgetown’s beautiful street art and see how many places you can tick off. Some of the murals are showing signs of age, but there is still much to be celebrated through the detailed artwork. Some pieces also incorporate real-life items to enhance the appearance. Examples include a lady cooking in a long-handled lidded frying pan, a tiny mouse peering around a corner at a large ginger cat, kids playing basketball, a man riding a motorbike, and two children riding a bicycle.
    Do take the time to look at the metal sculptures too. With cartoon-like images, they provide great insights into local life and the city’s heritage.

    Get There
    These works of art are dotted all around the city so use your free map to take a walk and try and find them all!

    Image Source: Mikel Santamaria

  • Harmony Street
    Harmony Street
    Stroll along Harmony Street and see diverse places of worship all sitting close to each other. Here, you’ll find Kapitan Keling Mosque, St. George’s Church, Kuan Yin Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, and the colourful and statue-filled Khoo Kongsi, one of the most impressive clan houses in Georgetown. The large Kek Lok Si Temple is a popular sight and Wat Chayamangkalaram houses a giant reclining Buddha statue. Journey to the past at the clan jetties, and travel back to the colonial era at Fort Cornwallis.
    Get There
    Harmony Street is located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang, 10300. You will easily be able to reach it on foot, whilst taking a heritage walk of Georgetown.

    Image Source: alex hanoko

  • Just outside Georgetown
    Just outside Georgetown

    The wider Penang area has many more treasures to explore. Climb 500 steps up a hill to admire the Hindu temple of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani, and brave the slithery creatures at the Snake Temple. Yes, real snakes laze around in the sunshine.
    Relax and unwind at Penang Bird Park or Penang Botanical Gardens, or laze on the sands at Batu Ferringhi.
    Outdoor lovers should check out the tiny Penang National Park. Penang Hill offers great views over the surrounding areas. You can hike up if you’re feeling active or catch the funicular if you’d rather conserve your energy.

    Get There
    Outside of George Town

    Image Source: Sivanesan S

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    Last updated on the 4 December 2017
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