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George Town World Heritage Incorporated

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No. 116 & 118 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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+60 4-261 6606
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely from outside but virtually nothing inside and staff seem not at all bothered by visitors. It’s more of an office than anything of interest, shame.

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We popped into the building for a few minutes as we were passing. Inside, it was great to be in a cool air-conditioned place. Not much to see, some good summaries of how George Town became a world heritage site. Not sure why this is...More

Thank jamestpendletom
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Georgetown with its UNESCO World Heritage Buildings, diverse culture and many interesting and safe places to visit was a pleasant surprise and one of the better places in Asia to visit. The diversity of food and culture, the interesting streets that have great old buildings...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I would rate Georgetown in my top five Asian places to stay. It's a UNESCO world heritage site so it doesn't have soulless skyscrapers and large hotels, just streets of colourful townhouses, brilliant restaurants and cafes. It's definitely one of those places you can explore...More

Thank Hux_JE
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Just before you plan your trip in the world heritage site...it is a must to know the historical highlights so you can pinpoint your areas of interest. The center has friendly staff and plenty of materials that are informative and helpful.

Thank Mary Aidine G
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This place is helpful to tourists to get detail information on george town, including street map. Hopefully, they will open on weekend in near future

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 19 February 2018

I came back after 28 years - and was delighted to see that nothing had changed in chinatown. The tradtional 2 storey houses with a small front and a very deep shop are still there and still alive. Not preserved as a museum but alive...More

1  Thank Tune H
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Old buildings and their renovation interest me, there had been some alarming news in papers about foreign companies buying whole blocks of colonial houses so I wanted some facts. The personnel at the Heritage center informed me, that nobody can demolish old, historical buildings without...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We're not talking much here. A few displays, but that's about it. They're open weekdays, closed for a hour or so from 1:00 to 2:00 each day for lunch. As other reviewers have pointed out -- this is really an office space. They do have...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Wonderful old town with several murals around the town. All places within walking distance from each other. Spent New Years eve and day here - not a place for a great celebration since so much Chinese population, whom dont have New Years eve on 31.1....More

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