Category: George Town

Penang Isle: The KOMTAR Landmark

Standing at the heart of George Town with a height of 761 feet (232 meters), the landmark KOMTAR Tower is the tallest building in Penang and is part of a multipurpose complex which houses various retail outlets, transportation hub as well as administrative offices for the state government.

Google Map here: LINK

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Penang Isle: Kapitan Keling Mosque

Located at the Heritage zone of George Town, the Kapitan Keling Mosque is one of the oldest and famous landmarks in the island.
The mosque was built by the the head of the Indian Muslim community in Penang during the year 1800, and is located at along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (formerly Pitt Street but was later renamed after the mosque). The historic mosque was also used previously as the state mosque of Penang. The name “kapitan keling” is used to denote the headman or leader of the South Indian Muslim community.

Further info on the mosque here: http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/what-to-see/attractions/kapitan-keling-mosque.html

Penang Isle: Yeoh Kongsi Clan Temple

The Yeoh Kongsi clan association originates from the period of 1836 to 1840, is a clan association of Hokkien emigrants in Penang bearing the Yeoh surname who came from mainland China. Yeoh Kongsi is one of the five major Hokkien clan associations in Penang and the association’s building is located at the intersection of Chulia Street Ghaut and Victoria Street, George Town.

Penang Isle: Portrait of an Old Cinema


Odeon is one of Penang’s oldest cinemas and the only one that is still remaining presently as a movie theater.

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