Landmarks/ Points of Interest in George Town

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in George Town

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  • youwahlai@SEU338E
    Kluang, Malaysia87 contributions
    A nice place to spend a little time looking around. The wooden houses are unique as they are built above the water. Along the walk, many souvenir shops and also food stalls are available there.
    Written 16 June 2021
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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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  • 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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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland23,213 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
    The main attractions here are shopping,eating and drinking besides a little eye candy for those who are inclined.
    Written 30 September 2020
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  • Shuddho G
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India837 contributions
    Little India in its truest sense.Indian Food,Indian Clothes,Indian store and above all one of the best maintained Hindu temples.An absolute microcosm for the senses.
    Written 2 October 2020
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  • Anastasia (@monk3yseendo)
    Malaysia1,600 contributions
    Did you know that it is also the leaning tower of Penang due to the bomb dropped around it in WWII?

    It was commissioned in 1897 and stands about 60ft tall with each ft representing a year of the Queen’s 60 years reign and to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

    One of the most prominent landmarks of Penang! Photographers, keep your eyes peeled!

    Our full review is on Instagram (@monk3yseendo)
    Written 22 April 2021
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  • Paul O
    68 contributions
    Very city centred church and yet peaceful and calm with a vibrant catholic community. Convenient for tourists looking for a place to worship the Lord. Church has Italian architecture and a side enclosed cubicle opened into the church for silent adoration. Surrounding you have excess to local restaurants and food courts. Very near to Gurney mall and Paragon mall.
    Written 19 January 2020
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  • santo t
    Auckland, New Zealand7,589 contributions
    Stunning views as reflected on the water in the night, a hidden gem surrounded by dense houses at busy famous place Weld Quay. You need to walk along several small alleys between houses to find this temple, but it is worth to try. From a distance of close up, just beautiful. You can take a picturesque shot of the temple in the foregound and the 13.5 km long Penang Bridge on the background horizon, fantastic, or the view to the mainland at Butterworth. A tranquil place next to the water if you want to take a break for a while, while visiting the very busy crowded place nearby at Weld Quay.
    Written 12 October 2019
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,433 contributions
    Unless you have a specific interest, wouldn't go to much trouble to come see, but it is in the vicinity of several other nearby attractions, so only takes a few minutes from there...
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Peter
    Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
    Wife and I lived in these flats in 1981-82. There were 10 apartments altogether and all occupied by RAAF families (Royal Australian Air Force), we were posted to Butterworth Air Force Base across on the mainland. Great times were had there. We lived in Appt 515-S.
    Written 13 October 2017
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  • Jan Willem t
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,457 contributions
    This temple, right in the centre of the town, where the riskja owners offer their services to the tourists and locals, stand the chinese part of the little complex and the colonial style of the temple building. During early morning there are lots of tourists in the area enjoying the relative cool part of the day. The temple is worthwhile to visit when in the area. The temple and anex building are dedicated for the Chinese Yap clan. The temple was completed in 1924.
    Written 13 December 2019
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  • Iise Chew
    Malaysia2,053 contributions
    📍Sia Boey Urban Archaeological Park

    The first of its kind in Penang, Sia Boey is public park based on the conservation of remnants and memories of what the original Sia Boey Market was with, with Prangin Canal serving as a waterway. 🌊

    In the previous years, Prangin Canal was infamously remembered for its rubbish strewn dirty waters. ❌

    With conservation projects at hand, just admire the lovely 'koi' fishes in these exact same waters! 🐠🐡🐟

    Lanterns are strung up everywhere, and it makes for such a lovely sight, be in day or night. 🏮🏮

    I'm proud to see Penang working on such conservation projects. Kudos to this project!
    Written 4 November 2020
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  • Roadtrippers.asia
    Penang, Malaysia2,841 contributions
    Also known as Penang War Memorial the Cenotath is built in 1929 to commemorate the fallen commonweath soldiers in in various wars and uprising in the region. The initial memorial was destroyed in World War II.

    The current memorial was rebuilt in 1946. Today the memorial is gated up but you can can still take photos of it thru the gate.

    There is a nice promenade where the memorial is located with some nice street food. There are also a number of other memorials and heritage interest within walking distance.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • mncpether
    Auckland, New Zealand44 contributions
    We had noticed and loved the photo art by Howard which decorates the hallways of the 'E & O' Hotel. The hotel sells some of his work but it is actually worth the effort to visit either his studio shop or outlet shop in Georgetown - they are actually not too far apart.Staff at both shops are knowledgeable and have very good English. This is a place for quality work and whilst not 'cheap' by Penang standards , the art is very reasonable by Western standards. Whilst we are 'hagglers' when buying some items is Asia we did not do so here.Art purchased will be well packaged by the staff or sent to your home address.
    Written 20 October 2017
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