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Address: George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

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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... read more

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

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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173 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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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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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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