How to get there:
By bus you will arrive at the bus terminal outside of town, but you want to go to Pulau Pinang (look on the map above) where the old city of Georgetown is located. To get into old Georgetown (Chinatown, Little India) stay inside the bus terminal and go the the bus lane stop that is closest to the exit – outside you see a lot of taxis waiting. From there you can take either the Bus line 102 or 401 into the city, it takes roughly 20-30 minutes – the destination of the local Bus terminal KOMTAR will be signed, or just reassure with the driver. Don’t get out at the terminal yet, the bus goes further into direction of chinatown and 1 or 2 stops later (best ask the driver when to get out close to chinatown). Good point for that would be at the Corner of Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and Lebuh Chulia.
D’ Moin Inn
The Budget Hostel area is mostly situated in Chinatown around Lebuh Chulia and the famous Love Lane, you will find plenty of good and cheap rooms. We stayed in a recently opened Hostel (opened 09/2013) D Moinn Inn in Lebuh Chulia. This simple family owned place offers great service and is very nice and clean. Double Room, AC, no window, shared bathrooms for only 48 Ringit.
The location of the D’Moin Inn Hostel is marked with a green arrow beneath. The Lebuh Chulia is a very vivid road with plenty of food stalls at night where the locals eat and great little restaurants or food kitchens during the day.
For a more detailled information check out the Wikitravel page about Georgetown.
Food and Drinks:
Yeap Noodles is located in the Lebuh Chulia Street 227. The offer a great variety of homemade noodles with different flavours. The noodle soups are excellent and our personal recommendation. It is a family business which also rents good bicycles and even tandem bikes.
Next door to the D Moin Inn is also the Rainforest bakery with a wide selection of german whole grain breads, french croissants, bagels and more. Just next door they also have a small and busy Cafe which is serves outstanding breakfasts for the western taste.
Rent a bicycle and get a map of all the street art images in downtown. The map is a great help to find the impressive and very creative paintings and installations which contribute to the special vibe of Georgetown.
A must for fans of photography, check out the new camera museum. It is small but it exhibits the evolution of camera technology throughout history in a picturesque manner by showing a wide selection of old camera models. Worth the money!
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