Sights & landmarks in George Town

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  • Daphne
    13 contributions
    So much history in one place. So many different things to focus on all in the one place. Wear comfy shoes and enjoy.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • JanetC
    3 contributions
    Went for dinner at the restaurant - ambience is very nice. Food was fine dining. The staff at the hotel entrance very friendly and knows the history well. Can see the passion in his actions
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Aufa
    Malaysia11 contributions
    Trip : 13 Dec 2021

    There’s nothing much to look around. But if you’re good at taking photo..at the end of the jetty is actually good spot.

    There’s lines of shop left and right of the jetty selling souvenirs, hat/cap, shirt.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Terry
    Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
    We found this site more interesting than the other temples we visited. Technically a mass burial site, it was great history and some interesting architecture.
    Written 1 December 2020
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  • Elle B
    Penang Island, Malaysia51 contributions
    Children will love it but it is also good for families of all ages. Worth a visit. Much to do and see - Science Center, kids' playland, Dinosaur museum, an aquarium, car bumper ride, skywalk, 360 degree rootop view (60th? floor) of Penang skyline. All-day fun pass allows for multiple entries and you can exit the place and return within the same day to enjoy the attractions as long as you have wrist tag intact on your wrist. Food at the Japanese corner is disappointing, rootop cafe/restaurant is unreasonably expensive, in my opinion. There are one Malay restaurant, a chinese restaurant ( reasonably priced), a fast food joint and some other stalls offering light bites.
    Written 25 July 2020
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  • Voyager65169
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    Run by Georgetown seashore and passing by this commercial and authentic street. Had a revigorating replacement breakfast at HS Colazione Healthy Station at 352 Lebuh Chulia
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Cliff D.
    7 contributions
    Itself is worth visiting. Also there are two Thai Temple across the street which can be visited at once. There are nice shopping malls nearby to cool down and rest.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • BenYorkie
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,377 contributions
    Komtar itself is in a bit of a time warp but there are two other interlinked malls so your selection of shopping choices is quite a lot.
    And everything - clothes , shoes, phones, IT accessories, hardware, DIY - from top to bottom.
    Worth a visit to soak in some local culture and retail therapy :-)
    Written 1 January 2021
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  • Aufa
    Malaysia11 contributions
    Trip : 12 Dec 2021

    Amazing experience from the top. And i found out that i was actually gayat 😅

    When i went there, it’s just open for public (after PKP).

    They only open for observatory deck ( level 65). And we was lucky, that day just only open for skywalk level (level 68).

    So, nothing much to explore.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Anastasia (@monk3yseendo)
    Malaysia1,600 contributions
    Constructed in the 18th century by the East India Company but never engaged in combat, it is the largest standing fort in Malaysia.

    Taking a walk around it really isn’t much except a couple of cannons left, a nice view and a small souvenir shop. It gave off a little eerie aura as we took a nice stroll around. However, be advised it can get pretty warm inside. You can walk into some of the remains but it really isn’t much.

    Our full review is on Instagram (@monk3yseendo)
    Written 22 April 2021
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland23,666 contributions
    Regularly during my stay in George Town I used to pass by this mosque, right in the center of the old town. There is a big lawn around it and the building is in the typical Indo-Saracenic or Moorish style, so popular during the days of the British Empire in this part of the world. There are domes and arches and a minaret standing separately.

    The mosque is the largest in town, but also the oldest, going back to the times of Sir George Leith, the Lieutenant-Governor of Penang. At the beginning of the 19th century he granted to the leader of the 'Chulia's', as the Muslim Tamils immigrants here were known, the land to build a mosque. Not far from the mosque is Lebuh Chulia, one of the most famous street of George Town. The name is derived from the once famous Chola Empire in southern India, who had expanded all the way to Indonesia.

    'Kapitan' was in early British times the title for a leader of an Ethnic community. 'Keling' is a Malay name for Indians, referrring to the historical Kalinga Empire in central East India. Once it had been a neutral word, today it is considered derogatory. The Kapitan Keling mosque, the way we see it now, is mainly the result of an enlargement in the 1930's. It is open to non-Muslims, except at prayer time, and tours are offered.
    Written 1 October 2020
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  • AFAK25
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,594 contributions
    The oldest Taoist temple in Penang and arguably the most accessible as it is located in the historic centre of Georgetown. Houses of worship of four major religions in Malaysia are located along the same street!

    Beautiful architecture.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Explorer
    Klang, Malaysia81 contributions
    A place that everyone should go. every step is worth the climb. The new temple is amazing. you will be wondering how they manage to build that is such a location. It's a miracle. Very calm and peaceful. A good place to meditate.
    watch out for monkeys. Avoid bringing food and you may be attacked
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland23,666 contributions
    Lebuh Cannon is a small street in the historical center, which connects Lebuh Armenian with Lebuh Acheh. Coming out of the clan temple Khon Kongsi at Cannon 18 I walked to a little café called 'Bird's Nest' at Cannon 12 (not in Tripadvisor).

    As it says in the name their speciality is 'Yan Wo', a soup from the nest of swiftlets. It can be had cold or hot and is a quite expensive delicacy. My cold variety was served with longan, red dates and goji berries. With it I had another speciality: Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, which I also drank cold. It contained lime, honey, water and blue ice cubes thanks to the flowers of butterfly peas, which coloured the whole drink. There was pleasant outdoor seating by a mango tree, from where one could watch the passersby on Cannon street.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • Shuddho G
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India837 contributions
    This is one of the must visit places while in Penang.Not only is it pretty well maintained and is a pleasant sight in itself but also tells you the colonial history of the place.
    Written 30 September 2020
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