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George Town Destination Guide

Explore George Town in Malaysia.

George Town in the region of Pulau Pinang with it's 300,000 inhabitants is a town in Malaysia - some 182 mi (or 294 km) North-West of Kuala Lumpur, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of George Town in Malaysia

Current time in George Town is now 08:27 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kuala Lumpur" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Medan, Yala, Satun or Taman Kapal. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

31°C / 87 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Evening Temperature 30°C / 86 °F
Night Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 96%
Air Pressure 1020.3 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 8% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Friday, 30th of June 2017
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 31°C (87 °F)
Night: 28°C (83 °F)
Saturday, 1st of July 2017
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 30°C (87 °F)
Night: 30°C (86 °F)
Sunday, 2nd of July 2017
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 31°C (87 °F)
Night: 30°C (86 °F)

Videos

MIRRORS GEORGE TOWN

02:15 min ( October 15, 2012 by GTFpg)
Views: 110 - Rating: 5/5

Mirrors George Town is a public art installation created by international artist Ernest Zacharevic for George Town Festival 2012. The project consists of 6 large-scale mural paintings strategically pl...

Trishaw in George Town Penang Malaysia

03:54 min ( June 01, 2012 by iwa310)
Views: 2,538 - Rating: 5/5

George Town , Penang, Malaysia


Little India (in George Town Penang)

03:00 min ( July 17, 2008 by USHIZO CurryLover)
Views: 1,070 - Rating: 0/5

Ghost town within George Town Penang

00:31 min ( August 30, 2010 by cplim72)
Views: 2,313 - Rating: 0/5

Full HD 1080p video (minus audio) showing abandoned pre-war shophouses, with some in ruins and overgrown with shrubs. This is right in the middle of the city. In actual fact this area has been ear-mar...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in George Town during the next days.

29
Jun
2017

运用Facebook建立顾客忠诚度

Beginning: 09:30 am (09:30).
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02
Jul
2017

PIPtree(PG): Secrets To Become A Full-Time Trader In 3 Years Or Less

Beginning: 02:00 pm (14:00).
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12
Jul
2017

Penang Tabata Workout: Fitter, Better And Stronger!

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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24
Jul
2017

Internet Of Things Security MasterClass

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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29
Jul
2017

Malay Magic And Divination

Beginning: 03:00 pm (15:00).
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04
Aug
2017

LKY School Of Public Policy (NUS), Info Session, Penang, 4 Aug '17

Beginning: 06:00 pm (18:00).
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11
Aug
2017

PENANG SIGNATURE GOLD FAIR 2017

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Penang Signature Gold Fair (PSG) 2017

Beginning: 11:00 am (11:00).
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Penang Signature Gold Fair 2017

Beginning: 11:00 am (11:00).
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2017 PSG马来西亚国际黄金展

Beginning: 11:00 am (11:00).
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Interesting facts about this location

George Town, Penang

George Town (less commonly also spelt Georgetown) is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain's King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The inner city has a population of 720,202 and the metropolitan area which consists of Penang Island, Seberang Prai, Sungai Petani and Kulim has a combined population of 2,251,042, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia.

More reading: George Town, Penang homepage
Located at 5.41, 100.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Populated coastal places in Malaysia, Populated places established in 1786, Populated places in Penang, State capitals in Malaysia, World Heritage Sites in Malaysia

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is located at 14 Leith Street, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The mansion's indigo-blue outer wall makes it a very distinct building in the area. The Circa 1880s mansion built by the merchant Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. The architecture of the mansion however originates from the Su Chow Dynasty Period in China.

More reading: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion homepage
Located at 5.41, 100.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Penang, Houses in Malaysia

Kek Lok Si

The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. The temple is heavily commercialised with shops at every level and inside the main temple complexes. Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals blend into a harmonious whole, both in the temple architecture and artwork as well as in the daily activities of worshippers.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 5.41, 100.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:19th-century Buddhist temples, Buddhist temples in Malaysia, Buildings and structures in Penang, Religious buildings completed in 1890

Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge (Jambatan Pulau Pinang in Malay) 30px is a dual carriageway toll bridge connects George Town on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula. The bridge is also linked to the North-South Expressway in Prai and Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Penang. It was officially opened to traffic on 14 September 1985. The total length of the bridge is 13.5 km, making it the longest bridge in Malaysia as and the fourth-longest in Southeast Asia.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 5.41, 100.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Bridges completed in 1985, Cable-stayed bridges in Malaysia, Expressways and highways in Penang, Expressways in Malaysia, Northern Corridor Economic Region, Penang Bridge, Toll bridges

Chung Ling Butterworth High School

Chung Ling Butterworth High School, CLB or CLHSB for short, also known as SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth High School in Malay, sometimes written as Chung Ling High School, Butterworth, is a Chinese conforming school in Butterworth, Malaysia. Although it shares its name, logo, flag, anthem, and the Ten Commandments with Chung Ling High School of Penang, and Chung Ling Private High School, the schools are independent of each other.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 5.41, 100.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Schools in Penang, Secondary schools in Malaysia

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