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George Town


The capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain’s King George III, George Town is located on the North East corner of Penang Island. Founded in 1786 by British trader Francis Light around a small, still existing, Fort, George Town was one of the three original British colonial settlements in peninsular Malaysia. It soon attracted traders and workers from China, India and other British colonials, as well as many European. The resulting melting pot is still very evident today, in the city architecture, food and culture. In reconnaissance of its uniqueness, it was listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a World Heritage Site.

CountryMalaysia
LanguagesEnglish, Malay, Tamil, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hokkien)
CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Calling code+60
Mains electricity

240V - 50Hz

Vaccinations
Cholera:
Recommended - Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A:
Recommended - Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B:
Recommended - Ideally 8 weeks before travel.
Japanese B Encephalitis:
Recommended - Ideally 4 weeks before travel.
Tubercolosis:
Recommended - Ideally 12 weeks before travel.
Typhoid:
Recommended - Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Yellow Fever:
Certificate required if coming from risk area - Ideally 1 week before travel.
In case of emergency
Police (Polis):
999 (mobile phone: 112)
Ambulance (Ambulans):
999 (mobile phone: 112)
Fire (Bomba):
994 (mobile phone: 112)
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