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Penang ~ Sights & Visits

Sights & Visits Old City  Other Places  Shop & Dine   Temples & Wats Penang Map

  Komtar Penang Bridge P. Ramlee House Batu Maung Fishing Village
Khoo Kongsi Kampung Seronok Nagore Shrine Penang Cultural Center




Komtar
This 65-story complex offers a panoramic view of the city, and on a clear day Gunung Jerai in Kedah, from its viewing gallery on the 55th floor. It houses government departments as well as 5 levels of air conditioned shops and restaurants.
Location: Jalan Penang.


Penang Bridge
The Penang Bridge, which links Penang Island and the mainland was officially opened on September 15, 1988. The spectacularly beautiful bridge spans 13.5km across the channel, offering a beautiful view of the open sea, ships and the sprawling coastline.


P. Ramlee House
The newly restored wooden house commemorates 
the late P. Ramlee, Malaysia's foremost entertainer. Originally built in 1926 by his father and uncle, the house had previously undergone successive repairs before being taken over by Esplanade the National Archives as an extension of its P. Ramlee Memorial project in Kuala Lumpur.
The display within and outside the house features the main living areas and also the life history of the late singer, actor, composer and director. The various artifacts include his personal memorabilia related to his life in Penang and also items belonging to his family.
Location: Jalan P. Ramlee (formerly Caunterhall Road)


Batu Maung Fishing Village
Batu Maung is a small fishing village, which owes its fame to the beachfront shrine, dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho, the famous Chinese admiral who featured prominently in the history of the Malacca Sultanate. The huge footprint in the vicinity of the shrine is said to be that of the Admiral.
Location: SE tip of the Island.


Khoo Kongsi
The Kongsi or clan temple is the most picturesque temple in Penang with intricate carvings of its walls, pillars, and roof created by master craftsmen from China. Permission to enter must be obtained from the Kongsi office.
Open 9am to 5pm- Mon to Fri & 9am to 1pm on Sat.
Location: Lebuh Cannon. 



Kampung Seronok
What makes it unique is the fact that it is virtually open to visitors who are free to participate in various cultural activities, traditional games, showcasing the intrinsic values of traditional village life.
Location: Batu Maung



Nagore Shrine
This miniature Moghul monument was constructed in the early 1880s. The shrine is a memorial to the Caliph, Syed Shalul Hamid. It was founded by Maricars from Tamil Nadu, South India who were granted the site by the East India Company
Location: Lebuh King



Penang Cultural Center
On display are traditional houses of the Malays and ethnic groups of Sabah and Sarawak. This center operates three cultural tours daily, which are a window to the Malaysian culture. There are cultural dances, and demonstrations of wedding ceremonies, traditional games and the making of handicrafts.
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm, 4:30pm-7pm, and a dinner show from 6pm-10pm.
Location: Teluk Bahang


 

 

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