Multicultural melting pot
Most people know Butterworth as the place to catch a ferry to Penang, a bus to KL or even a train to Bangkok. But, there’s more to Butterworth than the port and the station. A bit rawer and rougher than the charming heritage gem of Georgetown, Butterworth is a melting pot where the spirit of old Malaya is alive in its many temples – Chinese, Hindu and Sikh – churches and mosques, markets and old-school clubs. But best is the food, a true testimony to its multicultural heritage; take the much-loved ferry from Penang and enjoy fresh local fish, Indian roti, Malay curries and Chinese noodles all in one walk!