George Town

👥 Population: 708,000

🕑 Time Zone: Malaysian Standard Time (MST): UTC +8

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George Town is a city located on the island of Penang and is Malaysia's second largest city. People often say Penang when referring to George Town. It is a colourful, colonial yet modern city near the beach, that offers plenty of things to do and eat.

Weather

George Town has a tropical rainforest climate, so it is hot throughout the year without much temperature variations. It has two seasons: dry and rainy. The average yearly temperature is 28°C.

Live

Core Zone (Heritage Area): Good for first timers, central and very popular with tourists. Many options for shopping and eating.

Gurney Drive: Popular with tourists, lively, vibrant and in the thick of the action. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops and cafes. Modern amenities and good for everyone.

Batu Ferringhi: More relaxed than the centre but still popular and touristy. Good selection of accommodation, shops and restaurants. Good for all budgets and for families. Nice beach.

Useful resources

PropertyGuru

Agoda

LongTermLettings

iProperty

Roomz

Airbnb

Booking.com

Groceries

Markets

Cilantro Magnus

Pulau Tikus Wet Market

Chowrasta Market

Supermarkets

Tesco

Convenience stores

7-Eleven

Getting around

From airport

Penang International Airport

Methods: Bus, taxi

Within

Rapid Penang

Methods: Bus, Trishaw (bike taxis), ferry

Uber available

❌ no, use Blacklane, Grab and local taxis instead.

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