AWH - My travel journal of historical and natural World Heritage Sites throughout Southeast Asia + Enjoying BANGKOK by my local's insight.
|Town Hall and City Hall, George Town, Penang |
George Town is a district in the city on the island of Penang. This compact island was the centre of booming maritime trade in the British colonies. Here, it has been quite a lot of influence from the colonist. World Heritage site has been maintained by a conservation area.
George Town consists of Chinese commercial building blended with colonial style. Divided into several eras, the narrow facade and long buildings with courtyards and water wells in the middle of buildings, they are residences, shops, guesthouses and restaurants. There are alleys of different race and culture communities. Chinese shrine is opposite the Hindu temple. Chinese shop houses along the main road a few steps from Little India located at the corner. Just 500 meters away from where you are standing the Christian church is on the right while on the left is a large mosque.