With a long and illustrious history under its belt, Penang's capital city is one of the most interesting and colourful cities in Malaysia. Named after King George III, walking down the streets of Georgetown is like walking through the paths of history. As acknowledgment of its well-preserved cultural and historical heritage, the city was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on the 7th of July 2008.
George Town is the best food city in Southeast Asia. Locals have been in on the secret for years, but so expertly has Penang's capital blended flavours and cooking styles from across Malaysia, China, India, Thailand and beyond, that it is fast emerging as a pilgrimage site for any serious foodie.
Ranging from shophouse-bound 'cafes' to open-air conglomerations of mobile stalls, George Town’s legendary hawker centres offer a cheap, informal introduction to the local cuisine. Perhaps most importantly, the quality's also there, assuring that that cheap, delicious dish you had at the side of the road will most likely be good.