PLACES OF INTEREST
Lorong Baru Hawker Lane
New Lane Hawker Centre or rather hawker street is actually a collection of smaller stalls selling various street food that converges daily after 3+pm. Numerous stalls would lining up along the road and some would be ready for business at about 4+. By 6pm, this place would come alive with wok sizzling, customers placing orders, chefs busy dishing up their wares and vehicles trying to squeeze in and out of this small lane.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
One of Penang’s most prominent attractions, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a stately 1880s manor that stands out because of its decidedly expressive indigo-blue facade. Designed in traditional Hakka-Teochew style, it was rescued from ruin in the 1990s and converted into a boutique heritage hotel – a conservation project that went on to win numerous architectural awards.
Kek Lok Si Temple
Standing on a hilltop at Air Itam, Kek Lok Si is Malaysia’s largest Buddhist temple, comprising a series of monasteries, prayer halls, temples and beautifully-landscaped gardens. A national icon, built in 1890, the ten-acre site is divided into three zones: the lower level of the complex comprises the hill entrance, souvenir, food and drinks stalls and the turtle liberation pond.
The largest standing fort in Malaysia, Fort Cornwallis was once an impressive starshaped bastion intended as a defensive structure against pirates, Kedah forces and even the French during the Napoleonic Wars. Built in 1786, it is set close to the Esplanade and Penang Clocktower and was named after Marquis Charles Cornwallis: although it was intended for the Royal artillery troops and the military, it served an administrative function rather than an actively defensive one.
KOMTAR is an icon in Penang, frequently serving as an easily identifiable landmark for travellers exploring Georgetown. Housed under its roof are a collection of atmospheric local boutiques, best for bargain-hunting fashionistas, and lots of electronics stores where shoppers can have their phones, computers, tablets and more fixed. The 65-storey high rise on the junction between Jalan Penang and Jalan Magazine, is also notable for its viewing deck on the 58th floor which offers great views of the island.
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A stylish city mall that offers fashion, leisure, entertainment and a slew of dining outlets for the style conscious urbanites living and working in Penang. 1st Avenue is the ideal venue for young executives looking for a comfortable lunch and a perfect place to organize social get-togethers, as it is easily accessible from all parts of the city.