Georgetown UNESCO Listing Anniversary Celebration, Malaysia

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After a bit of post travel bloging I realised we had visited quite a few UNESCO heritage listed sites during our last spot of travelling. So I got Liz to put together a page highlighting which sites we had visited, have a look at the menus above, which not only showed us what we had seen, but also what we had missed in places we had passed through. In future we will be keeping a little list with us to try see a few extras as they are always some of the highlights of our journeys.

Getting off the bus at the main Penang bus station and into a cab we were greeted with a very talkative driver who gave us a run down on all his island had to offer. He was also very proud to tell us today was the  anniversary of Georgetowns Unesco listing a few years ago, which became more apparent as we entered town to find blocked off streets and traffic jams.

So after dumping our bags in the hotel we wandered out to see what was going on.

What we we found was a very multicultural street festival, where you traded real money for pretend cents to buy all sorts of treats.

The girls were all very excited to be performing for the massed street crowd.

Coconut treats, why not?

I liked the yellow one, yum.

Some pumpkin teats.

Before and after imprinting.

More of the fabulous street satay.

As well as a little history.

By this time I need coffee. Enjoy the photos. It is some pretty strong coffee that’s for sure.


What a fantastic first hour in Georgetown, I was pretty excited to be here.

Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to help people live a life with passion & purpose without people-pleasing, imposter syndrome and seeking approval at

One Response

  1. Wow! I’m from Penang (but now in Aus studying) and I didn’t realise that there’s UNESCO celebration! The celebration does look very interesting, I am wishing now that I had the chance to visit it too… 🙂

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