Vegan Food in George Town: The Ultimate Guide for Hungry Herbivores

You might think that in a land where restaurant signs advertise odd sounding things like Fish Head Curry and Chicken Porridge, we’d struggle to find things to eat on a plant-based diet. But Malaysia is an unlikely vegan food paradise, and George Town wears the country’s food crown. We were super excited to find out for ourselves. In the end, we stayed for 11 days, so we visited a lot of cafes, restaurants and street food stalls. We ate like Kings/Queens on the best vegan food in George Town, and we’ve put together a list of our favourites just for you!

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Street Art in George Town: A City Back From the Brink

The street art in George Town, Malaysia, is one of the main draws of this pretty UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists love to wander the streets of the old town, taking pictures and posing next to the 3D pieces, or pointing out the charming old Chinese shophouses and intricate temples. A little like Ipoh or Melaka, it’s a great city to get lost in – it seems there is something interesting around each corner. But it hasn’t always been this way. Buckle up guys, it’s time for a (short) history lesson!

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Three Days in Ipoh: Where the Street Art is Hip-o

After the peace and quiet of the Cameron Highlands, we headed back to the city heat, to spend three days in Ipoh. Staggering off the bus, we couldn’t help but notice the complete lack of hassle. It struck us that Malaysia is one of the least pushy countries we’ve been to so far. Usually when travelling in Asia, the moment you get off a bus or a train, you’ll be surrounded by taxi or tuk-tuk drivers clamouring for your business.

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Two Days in the Cameron Highlands: Tea and Trekking in Tanah Rata

After the hustle and bustle of Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur, and the heat of Melaka, we decided to head into the centre of the country to spend two days in the Cameron Highlands. Up here is a breath of fresh air, with small towns and tea plantations huddled high up in misty rolling hills.

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Four Days in Melaka: Amazing Food in a Picturesque Setting? Me-Like-A Melaka!

We have to say, after our three month break in Siem Reap, it was a bit of a shock to the system to start lugging our rucksacks around again! Luckily the transport system in Kuala Lumpur is super easy. We had one sweaty 15 minute walk to the nearest station from our hostel and after that it was plain sailing as we headed to the bus station by metro.

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