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Little India - Penang
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland18,633 contributions
a bit of India between all the Chinese
Nov 2019
Today old George Town looks mainly like a Chinatown with some Malay and European touches, although there is quite a bit of Indian, especially in the very central part called 'Little China' in an approximately square area between Beach Street, Pitt Street, China Street and Chulia Street. For once here can be seen more Indian than Chinese shops, mainly textiles, especially on Market Street, Penang Street, King Street and Queen Street. To wander in this area adds to the character of a cosmopolitan town and it is definitely recommended. Little India is bordered to the south by Beach Street with the former commercial and financial centre of Georgetown and some interesting architecture from colonial times. The Indians in Penang used to be called 'Keling' (as in 'Kapitan Keling Mosque'), derived from the Kalinga Empire on India's central east coast, but now slightly derogatory, or 'Chulia' (as in Chulia Street), derived from the Chola Empire, but here referring mainly to Tamil Muslims.
Written 14 October 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9,455 contributions
Enjoyed
Aug 2020
We entered along Queen Street and stopped by the temple first. Really good to see and a bustling area. There are some really lovely food stalls, especially the samosa stand, half way along the street.
Written 15 August 2020
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Nissy C
Long Bay, New Zealand24 contributions
Must visit when in Penang
Dec 2019 • Family
We enjoyed the sights a d sounds of little India the bamboo biryani is a must to have, the shops with little trinkets and the beautiful flower shops and cafe's make it worth a look.
Written 18 January 2020
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CPT traveler
77 contributions
Little India
Jan 2020 • Friends
Old world charm with plenty of street art, good music and good food. Really something to experience. And you will spend hours just meandering the streets and taking in the amazing scenes. Get a map your hotel and it will give you an indication of where the art is located and where the good food can be found.
Written 7 January 2020
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Jan K
Prague, Czech Republic491 contributions
Great food and several Indian shops
Jan 2020 • Couples
We came here twice during our visit. Had a great food and purchased also some Indian sweets. A good liitle Indian experience.
Written 4 January 2020
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Sue
5 contributions
Great food
Dec 2019 • Family
Love this part of town so much. All of the fun of India but much cleaner, Excellent street food, fresh juices. I especially loved all of the fabric and dress,nice place
Written 13 December 2019
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,287 contributions
Bursting with vivacity!
Oct 2019
A vibrant and interesting area; Little India impressed with its buildings and atmosphere, not to mention its restaurants and glorious indigenous cuisine!
Written 11 December 2019
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r1karegina
Wuxi, China632 contributions
A very nice indian experience
Dec 2019 • Couples
Have a lot of indian experience here, especially the shops all about indian stuffs, fashion, accecories, indian street food, the people are mostly friendly. The one thing that I remember the most I love the snack called Samosa they sell in the street close to flower shop. They are a really good samosa!! The shops are not many, but still nice.
Written 3 December 2019
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Shirey T
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
An Indian Experience
Nov 2019 • Friends
It's really nice many shop for shopping. we are bought the some India accessories like eating and try the Indian traditional cake. Overall we like Little India in George Town.
Written 28 November 2019
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happyopenmindedtraveller
Amsterdam, The Netherlands104,442 contributions
Quite fascinating actually to visit!.
Nov 2019 • Solo
It was actually quite fascinating to take a stroll around here it and to be transported to a sort of Bollywood film backdrop!.
Written 28 November 2019
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