Second stop on the trip was Georgetown, Penang. We still had our car rental so we drove towards our next destination. It took about 3ish hours. Again, the winding road down from Cameron Highlands took longer than the time spent on the highway.
According to wiki, this is the description of Georgetown. The only thing they are missing is the mention of street art. Georgetown is known for the images on its walls so one afternoon, my husband and I wandered around the streets admiring the cool pieces.
‘George Town is the colorful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang. Once an important Straits of Malacca trading hub, the city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and mosques. Beyond the old town, George Town is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls.’
We stayed in what would be considered old town, with older colonial buildings. The hotel we stayed at was an experience on its own. We stayed at a capsule hotel called ‘ Time Capsule’. It felt very dorm like, with the communal showers and washrooms. The capsule were almost like bunk beds equipped with TV, USB ports, charging plugs and their own light settings. They were spacious enough for you to sit up comfortably, and the mattress was comfortable as well. Pretty cool experience in my opinion. We stayed only 1 night in Georgetown, Penang. Unfortunately, because the light inside the capsule was blue/purple none of the pictures came out nice. But, here is the link to the hotels website for you to explore. Time Capsule Hotel
Georgetown was basically backpackers galore. The nightlife is packed with bars, live music and DJs. The city truly came alive at night. A totally different vibe than Cameron Highlands as everything closes there early except some restaurants.
Thoroughly enjoyed the different vibe of Georgetown. Next stop Langkawi…
See you there
Kinza G Khan