Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

March 21, 2023

We were looking forward to Georgetown as it had been put forward as a place that might be good for long term stays.

We went on a morning ship excursion which took us to see some very cool street art, then a UNESCO old Chinese fishing jetty and then a tour of the city with a stop at the very impressive botanic gardens. We saw monkeys there.

Once back to the ship we decided to walk to a hawker market the guide recommended for lunch. It was a hike and it was blazing hot, but we saw a lot. I got my Malaysian Laksa soup which was good but not great, but what can you expect for under 2.00.

Walking back through Chinatown, little India and the Islamic areas was fascinating. But, cars do not stop for pedestrians, you have to be on your guard all the time. Also, it was hot hot hot.

I don’t think we want to go back for a long term stay, but we would visit again.

2 thoughts on “Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia”

  1. Penong is definitely worth a long term stay, but not in Georgetown. Bath Ferringhi on the coast is beautiful and we have holidayed there three times.

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