George Town is the capital of Penang Malaysia and is named after King George the 3rd of Britain. The second largest metropolitan in Malaysia, the inner city of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting of a population of 720 thousand.
The streets of George Town have a colonial feel to them and are lined with many historical buildings and places of importance. On the Leith Street, the Cheon Fatt Tze Mansion that was built in the 1890s has been recognized as a UNESCO heritage and was awarded in the year 2000. This courtyard house was home to the well-known Chinese merchant by the name Cheong Fatt Tze.
The Queen Victoria clock tower at the intersection of Beach Street, Light street, King Edward Place and Fort Road along with the City Hall are well preserved colonial buildings that enunciates the fine architectural style that remain back in the days of British ruling. The religious monuments in George Town also have great architectural and cultural value built in to them. Buildings such as the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist temple are symbols of fine architecture during an era when most religious monuments that were influenced by Buddhism.
Many tourists to the area enjoy the colonial surroundings of this heritage city while they wine and dine in the magical streets of the city. It’s a great place to associate the local way of life. A visit to the local markets and the little sewing boutiques on the Lebuh Chulia, Little India Junctions on the Market Street definitely adds to the old world charm of this magical city.
Looking for accommodation that puts you amidst this charming city’s most harped on attractions? Look no further than the Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang. This Tanjung Bungah Hotel Penang is an excellent choice to make if you believe in indulging in the world class hospitality. This Penang hotel offers beautiful views of the sea that could be enjoyed from its well-appointed rooms and suites.
Penang is great place to enjoy the remnants of British influenced architecture, while sipping on a warm cup of tea by the gorgeous beachside. Sounds like the perfect holiday now doesn’t it?