Exploring The Street of Georgetown
Penang Heritage Trails

Penang Heritage Trails

The historic city of George Town is well known and full of interesting sights. To be able to see in great depth of every nook and crany that this town has, it is best surveyed on foot or by trishaw. Such a leisurely exploration is the only way to appreciate the old world charm and the charisma of the town architecture legacy.

While Fort Cornwallis and the many religious monuments along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
are included in most packaged city tours, those highlighted on these walkabout trails (below) are several interesting locations, that give you further insight into the multicultural history of Penang.

The historic city of Georgetown can be easily explored using the information on leaflets and maps provided and are best done on foot. Each trail will take one and a half hours for a leisurely stroll, or up to three hours if you investigate each cultural attraction along the way. The leaflet and maps can be obtain from this website or from the Penang Tourism office near Fort Cornwallis.

You are advised to wear proper walking shoes, use lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat or to use an umbrella. A bottle of drinking water would be necessary as you are sure to become thirsty during the tour. Decent clothes are a must when entering houses of worship.

The trail below are for you informational purpose. For the latest trail and map of Penang, do visit the Penang Tourism Office.

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