Category: World Heritage

George Town

Penang George Town world heritage

George town was inscribed as a Unesco world cultural heritage site along with Melaka in 2008. A stroll down town will take you back in time and its eclectic mix of European and Asian influence is prevalent when you walk its streets. There are decades, some even centuries old, houses, forts, churches, temples and mosques built by the European, Chinese, Indians and British.

Georgetown traces its history as early as the 1700s, but the city began to flourish when Captain Francis Light took possession of Penang under the East India Trading Company. The city, along with Melaka, played a crucial role in the trade between East and West along the Straits of Malacca spanning 500 years.

Click on the image above to browse George town heritage trail.

Category: World Heritage