Georgetown is the capital Penang Island and it is located on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. In 2008, Georgetown was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Recently I revisited Penang as a tourist; went for sight seeing and snapping photos of interesting buildings around Georgetown.
I did not follow any heritage trail map but I used the route of hop on free Central Area Transit (CAT) as a guide. There are 19 stops in between all the well-known heritage landmarks and it runs from 6 AM to 12 midnight. Thanks to CAT, my sight seeing was very convenient (although I left out some heritage spots).
Here are photos of some the heritage landmarks based on CAT station names:
2 Feri / Ferry
Wisma Yeap Chor Ee
4 Imigresen / Immigration
Standard Chartered Building
Royal Bank of Scotland
5 Bank Negara / National Bank
6 Muzium / Museum
St. George's Church
Church of the Assumption
Convent Light Street
St. Xavier's Institution
8 Lebuh Campbell / Campbell Street
14 Lebuh Carnarvon / Carnarvon Street
Penang Islamic Museum
Sun Yat Sen Penang base
15 Kampong Kolam
Acheen Street Mosque
Kapitan Keling Mosque
17 Dewan Sri Penang / Sri Penang Hall
Dewan Sri Penang
Logan Memorial and High Court building
18 Kota Cornwallis / Fort Cornwallis
State Assembly Building
19 Lebuh Downing / Downing Street
Islamic Council Building
This took me almost whole day from 10 AM onwards to 4 PM and I have missed out some landmarks. So, to complete the route, I think one may need to start from 8 or 9 AM. Due to current hot and dry weather, one may consider to stop for a break either at Prangin Mall or Komtar especially between 12 noon to 2 PM, the hottest period of the day.
Do you know that there is a vintage toy museum in Penang? Yup, there is one located at Lebuh Acheh. Stay tuned as I will share my visit to the vintage toy museum and my thrift finds at Penang Salvation Army's thrift store.
Happy Monday and have a great week ahead!