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Exploring the streets of George Town

Penang, Pulau Pinang, Isle of the Betel-Nut, Pearl of the Orient. Its capital city George Town, has an extensive heritage environment of shophouses and villas.

Its special attraction is that it has retained its historic communities and living traditions.

The historic core of George Town can be surveyed on foot or by trishaw. Such leisurely exploration is the best way to appreciate the old world charm of the old shops and coffeeshops. The cultural diversity of the place is expressed in the minute details of architecture and lifestyle, which normally escape those who only see the city from the tour bus.

While Fort Cornwallis and the religious monuments along Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling are included in most packaged city  tours, highlighted on this walkabout trail

are several other interesting locations, especially those in the Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Acheh area, to give you further insight into the multicultural history of Penang.

The American Express - Penang Heritage Trail will take one and a half hours for a leisurely stroll, or up to three hours if you investigate each cultural attraction along the way.

Penang
Heritage Trail

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FORT CORNWALLIS

CITY HALL

TOWN HALL

COURT BUILDINGS

STATE MUSEUM

YAP KONGSI

DR. SUN YAT SEN'S
PENANG BASE

SYED ALATAS MANSION

ACHEEN ST. MOSQUE

KHOO KONGSI

CHEAH KONGSI

This trail is sponsored by American Express Company
For more information please contact:

American Express (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Bangunan MAS,
Tingkat 2
Jalan Sultan Ismail
P.O. Box 12269
50772 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Penang Heritage Trust
Tel: 604 - 2813187

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