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Address: George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Komtar

This is a very old building hence don' t expect any trendy stores around. It is still very much stuck in the late 70 to 80s

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very old building hence don' t expect any trendy stores around. It is still very much stuck in the late 70 to 80s

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It its day this would without doubt been a great mall. However due to Malaysia obsession with building new malls the older ones like this fall by the wayside. Save your feet and give it a wide birth.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Komtar is the tallest building in Georgetown, and when it was new it would have been impressive. It is now a run down shopping mall in need of refurbishment. There are some good shops here, but finding them is difficult. There are too many shops which are permanently closed and the layout of the centre is unhelpful. There is a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We took our bus from Penang to KL on 29th March 2015 through New Asian Travel & Transport, and the driver manhandled us and deboarded us from the bus just for keeping our legs on his seat for 2 minutes. He also gathered other bus drivers and started shouting against us in order to make us deboard the bus. He... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

first time to come to Penang, you will heard about "Komtar" or Kompleks Tun abdul razak. this is the highest building in penang. if you want to take a bus, the bus terminal is around this KOMTAR.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Yes its a tallest building in Georgetown area;A centralize of all bus route hub included main Penang Airport/ Penang Hill/ Batu Feringger and Keklok Si temple. But the mall decline itslef in space usage. Only the passable way level have clothes and shops opening; the rest floor level are deserted huanting and shut down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great effort in improving and bringing back the glory days of the tallest building in Penang. I would say that with the upgrading works going on, I believe in a few years time, it will be as good as it was back then. I would think that more lightings on the tower itself at night will be a great pluspoint... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

To me it's just government department tower and an old style shopping mall. Nothing much to see. A lot of bus express counter around there. Also it's a bus station central for Rapid Penang bus company. Opposie Maybank there is a CAT free shuttle bus stop which going around the down town area and stop most of the main attraction.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Whenever i stay in Georgetown, i come here to change my money to local currency. Many shops to compare rates.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Smack in the middle of the city is the Komtar. It has seen better days. Built in 1976, it is still the tallest building in Penang and houses the Penang State Government. The Komtar bus terminal is situated here and all bus routes radiate from this hub. The Komtar Tower Run is held here yearly where runners run up the... More 

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