Sights & landmarks in Penang Island

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  • Haytham Abu Firas
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    Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Penang, Malaysia. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, and is also an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and others.
    Be prepared for a good walk.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • CNat75
    Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
    I must mention that Selva was a very helpful staff that assisted us in taking pictures from various angles at the Courtyard which really made up for the shortcomings of the visit.

    I have mixed feelings about the visit as the self guided tour was the same price as guided fyi (so you are better off booking the guided tour). The website did indicate that some parts of the mansion is beyond public visit (excld. in-house guest and visitors on tours) so not sure if this was an issue with the self guided tour. However, the visit of the mansion itself was a slight letdown as there weren't that many artefacts or areas to visit. The place gained much fame from a renowned movie and I was definitely expecting more from the tour.
    Tip:Book the guided tour in advance.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • Coralhopper
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia7 contributions
    Went with family, a good fun trip for the kids with an educational aspect to it. They really enjoyed it , and learned a lot about all the different animals. The butterfly outdoor section did look like it needed some maintenance, but besides that it was a good display and an easy walk around suitable for all ages. Some really good educational videos as well.
    The downside for first time visitors will be the realization that international visitors to Penang will be charged more than locals for admission, but this is common place in Malaysia.
    The gift shop at the exit was a negative experience unfortunately- We were looking at one of the displays but one of the shop staff wouldn’t leave us alone ,even though we politely informed her a couple of times that we were fine and didn’t need her help at the moment. I was going to buy a couple of gifts, but due to her insistent behavior we just left the shop without buying anything.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
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    A narrow street within the city of George Town. Within city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s famous for its rich cultural offerings and street art.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Eccles A
    15 contributions
    The amazing street art that appears to be everywhere in Penang is one of the best things to observe while strolling about the city; some of the pieces have even achieved some kind of notoriety.

    Written 22 September 2023
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
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    It’s one of six wooden clan jetties in George Town. It features buildings and are inhabited by members of Penang’s Chinese immigrant community. Ancient Chinese traditions are being kept alive in this community including the ancient Taoist religion.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Henry Lean Hin Q
    1 contribution
    The correct name is 'Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple'

    It is located at No. 24 Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus (one way street from Kelawai Road)
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • Phyu_Miyazaki_16
    Miyazaki, Japan48 contributions
    Beautiful temple with the atmosphere of Thailand.
    Interesting/surprising thing is that ash pots are place behind and below the lying Buddha statue.

    Good place to explore.
    Written 22 May 2023
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  • lbyrne99
    Dublin, Ireland326 contributions
    This was interesting . A good insight into the Muslim religion . The tour was good and the guide was passionate . Cover ups provided
    Written 5 July 2023
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  • Ani123
    Townsville, Australia38 contributions
    We really enjoyed our visit to the farm. The drive up is beautiful & the views are stunning. The tour around the orchard was short but informative. The shops sells locally made honey, coconut oil products & fruit enzymes.
    Written 19 June 2023
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,360 contributions
    The biggest congregation of bicycle rickshaws is in front of the Chinese temples. I was offered a solo ride of 30 minutes for 25 rm, a fair price. Cafeterias and souvenir shops overwhelm the area crowded with tourists looking for street art, not so visible anymore.
    Written 16 February 2023
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,360 contributions
    The long street passing through Chinatown to Little India becomes really lively only in the evening with all the bars, restaurants and food stalls open. The traffic is constant with the practical bus 101 travelling along it both ways.
    Written 18 February 2023
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  • JoonBond
    Singapore, Singapore512 contributions
    Very popular among locals and visitors. Located not to far from Little India, this old temple has a strong charm and history how its developed.
    Written 17 May 2023
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  • jeff1955malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,207 contributions
    The Komtar used to be the tallest building but nomore. Built around 1974. The lower is a shopping centre. The mid section is the government admistrative centre.
    Written 30 June 2023
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  • pilgrim_gsa
    New Delhi, India1,231 contributions
    The cemetery visit is like going back in time when the first European settlers who came here and are buried there in their graves can be learnt of all those who established Penang as the fourth Presidency ogf East India Company beside Calcutta ,Madras and Bombay ..
    Written 15 April 2023
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