Marvel In The Beauty
Of George Town’s Heritage
Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is a historically significant city which strives beyond delectable street food through a unique display of both tangible and intangible heritage. Its capital city, George Town, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008 which has since lifted Penang’s fame to new heights as destination of choice for international travellers.
Discover thousands of buildings including the distinctive pre-war shophouses which are home to long-time residents, and beautiful places of worship that are still functioning as they were hundreds of years ago. There are also the bustling community markets such as Chowrasta Market and sites such as clan jetties in Weld Quay, Little India and Chulia Street.
The British occupation at Seberang Perai, which was named as Province Wellesley then, has also left its imprint through the remnants of historical sites scattered in the mainland including at Kampung Jambatan Merdeka which was once the front line for the British troops during World War II.
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