George Town, the capital city of Penang state, is located on Penang Island in the North-West of Malaysia, a pedestrian-friendly city, with a well-planned series of roads and paths connecting one end of Penang’s capital to the other. It might be Malaysia’s second largest city after Kuala Lumpur, but it’s nowhere near as crazy and in your face as the country’s capital. Especially in its quaint old town centre.
George Town in Penang is one of favorite cities in Southeast Asia. It has a unique blend of architecture, street art, and hawker food that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the region. Whenever you visit a new city, you typically go from one attraction to the next but here, it feels like the entire city is the attraction. You can get lost in its maze of heritage houses without any real agenda and still feel like you had an eventful day. If you like your towns and cities steeped in history, with atmospheric streets lined with heritage architecture, George Town in Malaysia should be on your travel bucket list. George Town is one of those rare frozen-in-time cities which mingles with today’s modern lifestyle lusts. It caters for the history buff and travel photographer but also the shopaholic and foodie fanatic.
Travel to Penang is very easy by A/C Van , the Van is quite comfortable with air conditioner , including pickup service at your hotel from every destinations. It’s about 9-10 hours journey from Krabi to Penang but stopover at Hat Yai first, then connect to George Town in Penang.