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Komtar

George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #34 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Sandefjord, Norway
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199 reviews 199 reviews
117 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

High Point here for me was the cinema cheap and early release of western movies. Central location. Dangerous walking near at night. Mugging and snatch thieves

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First when I arrived, I thought the revolving view restaurant was there... Then, I saw that it's the one element which allow you to find your way in Penang :) Nothing to do, except taking your bus (main bus station), do some shopping (...)

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India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The mall is old but has some good bargains. It has a good nasi campur on the first floor. Can't believe that food can be so good and cheap in malaysia. The washrooms are not good though. The free shuttle bus is a boon for tourists.

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Geilenkirchen, Deutschland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Komtar tour is probably the biggest building in george town almost visible down to fort conwallis at the coast. The building is right next to the bus station. When you look for a nice bookshop with english books, its right at komtar building (1st floor. You leave the bus station and turn left. On the other side of the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Komtar has been an building in Penang for as long as I can remember - it fell out of favor for a while but is making a comeback recently. Once the centre was in a state of disrepair but it is slowly coming back and the shops are returning. There is a department store located inside (I am sorry I... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Komtar which is considered a landmark in the downtown area of Penang is such a below average architectural design that you don't feel like looking at it twice. It's plain ugly, an eyesore! A tall phallus like structure with no creative or innovative design features. It does not even reflect the local vernacular. There is nothing interesting inside as well...mostly... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

it's a transportation hub really with w/ some stores in it and surrounding it. It's convenient to catch buses to go to other parts of Penang, but really kind of run down.

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Brisbane, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I suppose most people do not know about this. One can go to the 3 rd floor ( city council offices) and get a visitor pass by leaving your Passport or Drivers Licence. You then take the middle blue lift to the 60 the floor. The floor looks like it's going to be renovated but the views were breathtaking. Fantastic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Komtar would not be my first shopping preference. It is now quite run down in areas. Finding your away around was rather confusing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

very old mall and not many people go there. However, there are some cheap stuff there. If you're looking for the latest shoes or clothes, Komtar will definitely not the place to go.

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