The tropical port town of Butterworth is one of the oldest urban settlements in Malaysia, was established by the British colonial almost two hundred years ago. The relatively idyllic and unchanged pace of life it is known for belies the town’s important in the history of the area. For with its diverse cultures, streetscapes and landmarks, Butterworth has evolved to become a microcosm not just of life in the state of Pulau Pinang but also of the multifarious essence of peninsular Malaysia itself.
Butterworth is verily poised for a wave of rejuvenation and “reintroduction” of sorts – for its long-held secrets to be finally told and its colourful riches to be revealed afresh to the rest of the world. Take a journey today and unlock the trove of surprises in the rich cultural landmarks, delicious fuss-free food. You may be pleasantly surprised that Butterworth is indeed worth your time to explore.