George Town attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Blue Mansion

The most photographed building in George Town is this magnificent 38-room, 220-window mansion, built in the 1880s and rescued from ruin in the 1990s. Its distinctive blue-hued exterior (once common in George Town) i…
Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

This ostentatious, mint-green structure is among the most stunning restored residences in George Town. Every door, wall and archway is carved and often painted in gold leaf, and the grand rooms are furnished with ma…
Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Khoo Kongsi

This spectacular Clanhouse is one of the most impressive in George Town. Gorgeous ceramic sculptures of immortals, carp, dragons, and carp becoming dragons dance across the roof ridges. The interior is dominated by …
Top Choice Gallery in George Town

Hin Bus Depot

The elegant remains of this former bus station have become a vibrant hub for George Town's burgeoning contemporary art scene. Half a dozen artists studios and a gallery host exhibitions (ranging from sculpture to ph…
Museum in George Town

Komik Asia

If you don't know your Lat from your Tezuka Osamu, then this is the place to become more closely acquainted with the dynamic work of comic-book artists from across the region. Kids and not a few adults will love thi…
Public Art in George Town

Art Lane

This 2018 addition to George Town's ever-growing collection of public artworks is a gallery crafted from two vacant pre-WWII shophouses. Artworks run the gamut from murals of dogs, cats, flowers and Chinese opera si…
Historic Building in George Town

Cheah Kongsi

Looking splendid after a major restoration that ended in 2015, Cheah Kongsi is home to the oldest Straits Chinese clan association in Penang. The ornate front of the Clanhouse can be seen clearly across a grassy law…
Street in George Town

Lebuh Armenian

Although this street is named for Penang's Armenian population (such as the famous Sarkies, who established the Eastern & Oriental Hotel), there's no evidence that any Armenians actually ever lived here. In the …
Area in George Town

Chew Jetty

The largest and most intact of the clan jetties, Chew Jetty consists of 75 elevated houses, several Chinese temples, a community hall and lots of tourist facilities, all linked by elevated wooden walkways. It’s a fu…
Cemetery in George Town

Protestant Cemetery

Under a canopy of magnolia trees you’ll find the graves of Captain Francis Light, the founder of the British colony of Penang, and many others, including governors, merchants, sailors, and Chinese Christians who fle…