10th February 2018
Technical Visit Starts at
Area to visit The Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang Hill and Heritage Village : Kampung Aur
Sign up closed on 30th January 2018
- All delegates must make their own accommodation arrangements
The following is a list of suggestions of hotels in the area for better logistic arrangement. Prices are a guide only and should be checked before booking.
- Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang Address: Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang Phone: 04-263 3161 Price Range : USD60 – USD65 per night
- Eastern & Oriental Hotel Address : 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang Phone: 04- 222 2000 Price Range : USD150 per night
- Cititel Penang Address : 66, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang Phone: 04-291 1188 Price Range : USD60 - USD65 per night
George Town shows the world that its heritage buildings, art and culture can co-exist alongside modern development. The recognition by UNESCO on 7 July 2008 created awareness from all levels and soon, Penang Heritage City will regain back its lustre as the Pearl of the Orient. The place is so rich with history.
The recognition by UNESCO to acknowledge George Town as a heritage city means that the initial heritage core zone and buffer zone should be preserved from further development that would change the skyline of Penang Heritage City.
The site comprises a rich collection of historic buildings, vernacular, administrative and religious, constructed by the European trading settlers under the British East India Company, and later the British colonists, and migrants from various parts of the India-China trading route.
The Historic City of George Town covers an area of 109.38 hectare bounded by the straits of Malacca on the north-eastern cape of Penang Island. There are more than1700 historic buildings within the core-zone. The architecture of the buildings represents the multi-cultural tradition of Asian and European Colonial. Distance from Kuala Lumpur City Centre – 361 km