Penang is my last destination in Malaysia. I’m going from Cameron Highlands to the island and have no idea where to stay. Then I decided to stay in Penang Georgetown and I don’t regret.
I have heard of this city several times, but I wasn’t sure why it was so charming. I don’t find so many interesting things to see, the city is very organized and clean, which makes it a kind of destination that is not my favorite. I prefer confusion and disorganization, and Penang feels kind of Western in that way. What I mean is that there are no challenges and everything seems pretty easy. Maybe it sounds weird, but I prefer adrenaline.
Still, it is on the street walking that Penang’s charm lies. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more specifically Penang Georgetown area, where I stayed for two days. The area is full of British colonial-era houses, with the same architectural style we see in Europe, but decadent. And that is what gives the city charm. Each house facade is a delight for vintage lovers, with bright colors that make every corner a vintage set. For me, this was the most interesting part of Penang Georgetown: walking on the street and find charming places for a cool Instagram picture.
Penang Georgetown is also known for its street art that spreads across the city. There are other things to do, but I’ll talk about it in another article. For now, I wanted to make a compilation of vintage sets you can find in Penang Georgetown which was the most photogenic city I have visited so far. The only problem I found was the heat. It is so hot that I struggle a bit to walk on the road, and there isn’t a coffee shop every 5 minutes of a walk just like in Vietnam.
You can download a set of Penang Georgetown pictures below: