GEORGE TOWN

 

Overview

George Town, capital city of Penang, is located in the northeast corner of Penang Island. It was founded by Captain Francis Light in 1786 for the British East India Company and was named after the British King at the time, King George III. Light established a settlement and developed George Town from what used to be a swamp into a trading port. The town was badly destroyed and burned for days as a result of heavy bombing by the Japanese and the Allied forces during World War II. It is one of the oldest cities in Malaysia and in 2008 was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Property Types

Aside from the lovely colonial buildings such as shophouses there are a wide array of older developed properties such as condominiums (Sri Perdana, Logan Ville and Scotland Park), apartments (Arratoon Court, Taman Kilangin and Desa Acacia) and newer properties such as Birch The Regency and Birch The Plaza – condominium and shopping complex; The Mayfair, Scott Residence and Residence 21 – luxury condominiums; Medan York – 2-story bungalow and apartments; York Residence – 3-story bungalow and various terrace houses and shopoffices.

As you walk along the streets the most noticeable element is the well-preserved colonial architecture of prominent buildings such as Cheong Fat Tze Mansion, City Hall, Fort Cornwallis, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Queen Victoria Clock Tower. Various places of worship such as Kapitan Keling Mosque, Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Hainanese Temple and St. George's Church coexist harmoniously. Unique attractions are the painted street art mimicking life in this city, wrought-iron caricatures depicting anecdotes of the street (Marking George Town Exhibition) and The Camera Museum showcasing the history and evolution of cameras. The funicular (cable railway) ride up Penang Hill gives a magnificent aerial view of the city and the surrounding forests.

Amenities and Facilities

Today, George Town reels in a great many tourists as a medical tourism hub with abundant public and private hospitals such as Penang General Hospital, Penang Adventist Hospital, Lam Wah Ee Hospital and many more. It also has a well-established cruise tourism and export industry enhanced by the cargo transport facilities provided by the port and the airport. Other facilities and amenities include primary and secondary schools, universities and colleges, City Stadium, George Town Branch Library, flea markets (Little Penang Street Market, Little India and Lorong Kulit Flea Market), shopping malls (Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall and Prangin Mall), international banks and ample restaurants and cafes.

Accessibility and Transportation

It is highly accessible by air via the Penang International Airport, by ferry from Weld Quay (to Butterworth) and from Swettenham Pier (to Langkawi and Pulau Payar) and by road via Penang Bridge and Penang Second Bridge which connects to the mainland. 

Latest Properties for Sale in Georgetown

Mansion One

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence
Land Area: 626

RM 630,000 (Negotiable)

H Residence (One Ritz Residence)

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,699,999

Pangsapuri Pelangi (Georgetown)

Property Type: Flat

RM 250,000 (Negotiable)

GURNEY TOWER office lot

Property Type: Office
Land Area: 615

RM 370,000

Mansion One

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence
Land Area: 626

RM 630,000 (Negotiable)

H Residence (One Ritz Residence)

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,699,999

Mayfair Condominium

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 3,250,000

Mansion One

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 570,000

Vermont Villa

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 8,117

RM 6,200,000

Solok Piggot

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 9,741

RM 5,500,000 (Negotiable)

Bungalow at 11 Brook Residence Georgetown

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 6,000

RM 6,900,000 (Negotiable)

Bungalow @ Jalan Anson Georgetown

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 5,445

RM 4,980,000 (Negotiable)

Semi Detached at Seri Tg Pinang

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,000

RM 3,350,000

SEMI DETACHED at Solok Gurney Satu

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 2,000

RM 2,800,000

Georgetown

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House

RM 2,100,000

Georgetown

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,300

RM 3,780,000

Argus Lane

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,600

RM 3,580,000

Argus Lane

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,600

RM 3,580,000

2 S Terrace Jalan Dato Keramat

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,700

RM 2,200,000 (Guide Price)

2-Storey Terrace @ Georgetown

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 3,143

RM 2,380,000 (Negotiable)

Latest Properties for Rent in Georgetown

Birch The Regency @ Penang Times Square

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,200

Birch Regency - Times Square

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 1,999

The OceanView

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence
Land Area: 0

RM 1,450 (Negotiable)

Gurney Paragon

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 11,000

Birch The Regency @ Penang Times Square

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 2,200

Birch Regency - Times Square

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 1,999

The OceanView

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence
Land Area: 0

RM 1,450 (Negotiable)

Gurney Paragon

Property Type: Condominium / Apartment / Serviced Residence

RM 11,000

Bungalow @ Georgetown

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 25,000

RM 15,000 (Negotiable)

Irving Road

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 1,530

RM 1,900

Bungalow House , Solok Piggot , Scotland Road

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 10,000

RM 15,000

2sty Terraced , Jalan Kebun Nyiur , Dato Keramat

Property Type: Bungalow / Detached House / Villa
Land Area: 800

RM 850,000

Double Storey Semi Detached Kelawai

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,500

RM 6,500 (Negotiable)

Double Storey Semi D @ Medan Lim Cheng Teik

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,500

RM 6,500

Jalan Pierce Georgetown 10350 Pulau Pinang Pulau Pinang Malaysia

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,000

RM 3,800

SERI TANJUNG PINANG

Property Type: Link Bungalow / Semi-Detached House
Land Area: 4,000

RM 8,500

Medan Tembaga Taman Greenview

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 4,100

RM 2,000

2sty Terraced , Jalan Raja Gopal , Georgetown

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 1,400

RM 2,000

Pulau Tikus

Property Type: Terrace House
Land Area: 2,700

RM 6,000