Pictures of Penang

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These are some pictures I took on my visits to Penang, Malaysia a few years back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The tall building on the right is called the KOMTAR building and it’s regarded as the centre of Penang.

It’s 65 floors high and was built in the 1970s and following a fire, was rebuilt in the 1980s.

Along with mostly government offices it also houses a large shopping mall and a bus station below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Chinese dragon street procession in Georgetown outside a Hindu temple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The outdoor food court called New World very conveniently located right next to my hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each kiosk serves a particular speciality.

Great food, a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian food. And very low cost.

 

 

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You’re never far from a Tesco, even in Penang!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Victoria is not amused.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart row of grand colonial style villas.

 

 

 

 

 

Typical streets in Georgetown, Penang.

 

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Street where my hotel was located. My hotel is the red and white building in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My hotel. Was just $20 per night, air conditioned, en suite bathroom. Excellent value.

I also stayed at the Tune Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A much older hotel in Georgetown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese temple in Georgetown.

 

 

 

 

 

102_1235Georgetown streets in the evening.

 

There was some great Indian street food to be had in Georgetown.
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Beach scenes. Penang has some great beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

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Old and new. The skyscraper in the background is known as the Komtar Building,

102_1297Wonder what’s on at the Odeon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old 18th century church in Georgetown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government buildings in Georgetown.

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all for now. Next time I’ll show you some pics from Kuala Lumpur.
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