Multicultural Potpouri

Multicultural Potpouri
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 pier, 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!    

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Places to stay

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Bright blue coloured splendour of the past
14 Leith St, George Town
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Ren I Tang Heritage Inn
Old medicine hall turned hotel
Lebuh Penang, George Town
medium
Malihom Private Estate
Homegrown luxury island retreat
Kiri N/T 168, Bukit Penara, Mukim 6 Balik Pulau, Penang
high
Seven Terraces
Lovingly revamped row of seven shophouses
2 - 16 Lorong Stewart, George Town
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Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
Boutique budget hostel in old shophouse
62 Muntri St, George Town
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