👥 Population: 708,000
🕑 Time Zone: Malaysian Standard Time (MST): UTC +8
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.
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.
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.
Pulau Tikus Wet Market
Methods: Bus, taxi
❌ no, use Blacklane, Grab and local taxis instead.