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Address: George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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OK shopping mall

The mall is small but prices are slightly better than other malls with a few shops offering true bargains. The tower itself was closed to visitors when we went there so no comment... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
FilWi
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Linkoping, Sweden
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Singapore, Singapore
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2,216 reviews
1,327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,224 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The reason for visiting George Town is not to see this tall and unattractive structure which appears to be undergoing some kind of construction project on its upper floors. It makes for a good landmark but otherwise it's really not so impressive at all.

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Thank KGB777
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175 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there always because of Banking needs. Maybank branch is there. And at level 59, there is a top view restaurant which served buffet. Worth the try. Rm $198

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Thank lineasy2
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to buy electronics for cheap. Compared to India prices I got a 40% discount on camera accessories I purchased in Komtar. I picked up a flash at one store and found that a nearby store sold an upgraded flash at few ringgits cheaper. I went back to the first store and the shopkeeper offered me all kind of... More 

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Thank Eben George S
Linkoping, Sweden
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The mall is small but prices are slightly better than other malls with a few shops offering true bargains. The tower itself was closed to visitors when we went there so no comment on that.

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Thank FilWi
Perth WA
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107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an ok view better view from Penang hill. Komtar mall a bit of a rabbit warren and not a good shopping venue for tourist.

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Thank Wendy F
Penang Island, Malaysia
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good news is that they are building a restaurant on top of the building and it also seems that the new construction is beautifying the building. So happy this eyesore is imporved

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Thank Th0masMichael
anglesey north wales
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216 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went to komtar a few times for the bus terminal underneath. but the upstairs has a market place which is worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Thank anglesey_lass
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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119 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

easily found any bus to here, the main shopping and foodie area for foreigner. the building is the tallest one in penang too.

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Thank syumokhtar
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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855 reviews
382 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Penang has a long and impressive list of attractions. Close to the bottom of this list dwells the Komtar. Despite efforts to regenerate this area, the shops are cheap, dismal or permanently shuttered, ceilings are low in many corridors, causing a creepy feeling and the KOMTAR tower, the highest building in Penang, is in scaffolds while being renovated. I was... More 

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Thank Hendrik_NL
Steilacoom, Washington
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205 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a gray-haired old lady now, Komtar tugs at the heartstrings, the victim of a new age. Plenty of mom and pop businesses mixed in with the new ones, check out the Mandarin Cafe to see the old Penang. A spiral staircase in the center stands citadel over an escalator, but you can only walk up one floor before it... More 

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