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Komtar

Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #33 of 40 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This used to be Georgetown's, and even Malaysia's, tallest building. The rest of Malaysia caught up, and this mega mall has fallen behind. Nevertheless it is a great place for some daily Asian knickknacks. Go to the half abandoned top floor and check out the really weird shops. Combine a visit with a small, but perfect hawkercentre across the street,... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This mall and area is a major intersection and transportation hub in the area. if you use the bus, you will likely pass through here or use it as a stop while in George Town. There is not much to say about the facilities or mall. I didn't spend much time in there. Just grabbing buses to everywhere else.

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Malang
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85 reviews 85 reviews
72 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the tallest building in Penang. There's a lot of store and outlet inside. They also have supermarket and food court. On ground floor there's bus station that almost all the busses in Penang stop here. Free CAT bus that around the Georgetown also start from here.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This used to be the best place to do shopping, however it got worn out with the new malls mushroomed in Penang. Some old loyal retail outlets can still be seen operating in this building. Food court is at the top floor. Has a main anchor tenant which runs a mall. Other than that, you would normally see office workers... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Komtar tower is the tallest building in Penang state, consisting of retail outlets, transportation hub and administrative offices for the Penang State

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This Komtar tower is a bus stop area.Also has many plaza shops.Nice place for a landmark but do note that the place is large.This tower is like some kind of big building.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

komtar might have been the juvel when it was built back in the old days. now it's more a monument over the architecture in those days. but it is still a bus hub so if you go on public transport you will most probably end up here at some point. here you can also catch the free cat bus. that... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

all the shopping mails are now interlinked its just finding what floor you need to be on,so varied items,but you must be prepared to be followed around the shop by the staff,its a pain but there,s northing you can do,

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Makati, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Wasn't planning on going in here but since it was too hot to continue walking around Georgetown, I decided to go in and take a break. Gives a grand view of the island but it's not that breathtaking kind of experience. What I like about it are the conjoined shopping malls, lot's of food choices at air conditioned place. Haggling... More

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Chengdu, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I wasn't really keen to visit the komtar but somehow the bus ride ended up here to change to another bus. Nearby would be food and awesome night life scene.

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