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Address: George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Central down town

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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270 reviews 270 reviews
164 attraction reviews
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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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Singapore
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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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502 reviews 502 reviews
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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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

KOMTAR is an acronym for Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak, named after Malaysia's second Prime Minister and is comprised of the tower and mall below although these reviews rightly seem to be more concerned with the mall. However, before I continue, the tower is also accessible by the public as it more than just private offices. There is a decent restaurant... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

...since 95+% of all busses go through there. So it serves rather as a bus station/landmark rather than a good mall. Few decent shops, only few decent restaurants. Looks and smells old. Prices are usually not lowest in George Town

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Worth a visit for quick and cheap bargains. It is not an attractive mall especially when compared to its neighbour, 1st Avenue, but worth a visit nonetheless if for nothing else than its heritage.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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