Penang Island

After a great time in the Highlands we returned to the coast, taking another bus several hours north to Penang Island. The large island is connected to the mainland by several bridges over the narrow Penang Strait.

Located to the northeast of the island is George Town, which is the second largest city in Malaysia and we decided to base ourselves here during our visit. Much like Melaka, the city’s historic Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is full of narrow streets and colonial style buildings.

The city is also well known for its collection of street art, and we begin our visit with a self-guided walking tour around all of the most popular artworks.

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