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  • Georgetown is the bustling and charismatic capital of the island state of Penang,

  • which lies just off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Sitting just across the bridge that connects the island to the mainland,

  • Georgetown has a population of 600,000 people,

  • making it one of the largest cities in Malaysia.

  • The past and present co-exist in this waterfront city,

  • where colonial architecture and gleaming modern buildings share the urban skyline.

  • Listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a World Heritage Site,

  • Georgetown's streets and avenues are lined with traditional shophouses,

  • colonial mansions, temples, and historic public buildings.

  • Bristling with cannons,

  • Fort Cornwallis sits at the place where the city's founding father,

  • Captain Francis Light, first stepped ashore in 1786.

  • Georgetown has much to offer visitors,

  • from botanical gardens and cable cars to incense-shrouded temples and mosques.

  • But it is Georgetown's atmosphere which has made it so enduringly popular.

  • With its street vendors, rickshaws, markets, and faded timber shutters,

  • Georgetown is often compared to a 1960s Singapore.

  • Georgetown is considered the capital of Malaysian cuisine,

  • making it a foodie's paradise.

  • By day, Georgetown relaxes beneath the tropical sun,

  • but as the cool evening descends,

  • the city springs to life as locals and visitors head to the hawker stalls

  • and night markets to enjoy this living treasure under the stars.

Georgetown is the bustling and charismatic capital of the island state of Penang,

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Georgetown - City Video Guide

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    Eric Wang   posted on 2020/10/11

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