George Town: The Funky Southeast Asian Capital

George Town, the capital city of the island of Penang, is full of wonderful surprises. It is one of the most interesting and colorful cities in Malaysia, as well as being home to great healthcare, modern infrastructure, and First-World amenities.

George Town is also the street food capital of the world. You can’t miss the busy street vendors who offer all types of delicious cuisine for prices that you won’t believe. Eating out every night is affordable here, chosing which vendor to buy from can be more difficult.

This walkable city will surprise you with its vibrant street art as well as cool cafés, high-end hotels, and funky shops.

The healthcare in Malaysia is good and in Penang, it is excellent. And affordable. In fact, lifestyle in general here is extremely affordable. It’s easy to live a luxurious life here for very little.

The weather in George Town is also wonderful. You can expect year-round average temperatures of 80 F.

Overall, George Town is a funky Asian city with warm and welcoming people.

Colonial George Town is full of architecture that will delight. Temples, like the Lady of Mercy temple pictured here, can be found throughout Malaysia and George Town. As in many areas of Southeast Asia, there is still a strong emphasis on culture, values, and family in George Town. Respecting your elders is a way of life here and expats are treated no different. Grabbing a ride on a famous tuk tuk in George Town is a must-have experience. Relax and enjoy as your guide takes you through this vibrant Asian city. It would be hard for you to avoid street art in George Town. This free form of entertainment showcases some brilliant artistry throughout the city. The street food capital of the world, George Town, is the perfect place to sample some of the super-inexpensive food from the many vendors. From pork satay to char koay teow (stir-fried rice noodles)…you’ll be spoiled for choice. George Town is a city with First-World amenities, great healthcare, an extremely affordable cost of living and is an ideal expat haven
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The street food capital of the world, George Town, is the perfect place to sample some of the super-inexpensive food from the many vendors. From pork satay to char koay teow (stir-fried rice noodles)…you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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