If you want to go shopping or just would like a good walk as part of the activities in Penang, the Chinatown in Georgetown could be your best bet. The structures in this street were usually built during the 19th century. From temples to mosques, you’ll be able to see so many things there that you’ll feel as if you’ve just entered a time capsule where you’re in the middle of the 19th century traditional market.
It’s always recommended to bring a little bit of money in Chinatown. Aside from housing remarkable Penang attractions, the food here is great and the prices of the things you’re interested in are lower than usual compared to large shopping malls. If you brought dollars or any other currencies, money changing shops are always around. The best time to visit this place is during the Chinese New Year festival. Chinatown is transformed into something different. You’ll be able to see very colorful dragon dances and fireworks during the night while enjoying traditional Chinese food.