404 Penang Rd., Georgetown, Penang, 10000, Malaysia
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Travel Tips for George Town
I enjoyed walking around Georgetown and looking at the old buildings and signs. The street signs and advertising boards are from an era long ago. In most places all this stuff would have disappeared and made way for new buildings. However, this is not so in Georgetown, probably due to lack of money.
My father did his national service in Malaya in the 50's and used to go to Penang for R&R. I got the impression that some of the buildings and sights I saw had changed very little since he was here. In a world that changes far too quickly this was quite refreshing!
Komtar shopping komplex.
Komtar is an abbreviation for KOMpleks Tun Abdul Razak. It is a 65-storey building which contains departments, offices, shops, restau-
rants, theatres and, on the 55th floor, a viewing platform.
Underneath the complex there is a bus station.
George Town - Market Street
Market Street is the main alley of Little India. It is one way cobbled street.
You can have a breakfast of Indian cappatti over currry or a heavy murtabak brunch.
There are many shops for sari, Indian music and video CDs and for your choice of Indian curry powders and spices.
Found a book store that sells introductory Tamil language here.
Being close to the Thailand border this a popular town for people to stay on visa runs. Besides there being little to do here this is the only town in Malaysia where I didnt feel safe walking around at night.
Also the streets are full of rats at night................................
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