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Address: George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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All busses come through here...not much of a mall,4-5 levels,good money changers...compare rates...stay away from sushi places..especially sushi king...about the worst we've ever... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Roger P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Ghent, Belgium
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had to come here regularly to take a bus and on the last day of our stay, we had some hours to kill over there before catching the night bus. There are a lot of shops and foodstalls inside. We also went there to see a movie for 13rm each.

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Thank Severine B
Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All busses come through here...not much of a mall,4-5 levels,good money changers...compare rates...stay away from sushi places..especially sushi king...about the worst we've ever had...Ice cream at fake McDonald's not bad...

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Thank Roger P
Penang Island, Malaysia
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

20 years ago, it used to be the most happening mall in Penang before other fancier malls emerge. It's still one of the most influential landmark in Penang and can be seen clearly from everywhere near town, despite it's currect worn down state. Nowadays most of the shops in it are closed, you can only find few smaller, bargain shops... More 

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Thank lwluen
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kompar is a sort of a services complex!! Several buildings connecting into a skyscraper hosting the main bus terminal!! A reference in Georgetown!

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Thank TonyBernardo
Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Which can be seen when you fly into Penang International Airport and when you go to the top of Penang Hill. There are many buses that go to different parts of the island, money changers, eateries, shops and departmental stores nearby.

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Thank quekkg
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a shopping tragic catch the bus to Komtar, they all go there from any where on the island, The shopping centre is big and has a lot of variety but what is really good about it is that it joins Paragon, and about three other shopping complexes you walk from one to the next. You want your... More 

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Thank Louis A
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Penang 6-8 Aug 2015. Was staying at the famous E & O Hotel. Decude to explore Penang Road on foot. Walked down Jalan Penang, saw many trishaws and the tallest building on the same street is Komtar. 15 minutes walk to reach Komtar. Old building little dim inside but still clean. A little maintenance may make it looks... More 

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Thank 692linz
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I lived in this region the Komtar was being constructed and the original front wad known as Tunku Abdul Rahman complex. All shops along penang road where bustling and open well after 9pm at night. Unfortunately less people tend to shop in older shopping centres like the Komtar and as such traders have moved to other newer more frequented... More 

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Thank Alan G
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not bad to see. This is right in the heart of the CBD. Quite a busy place. If you like shopping it has two shopping malls connected.

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Thank Andrew R
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too bad if you like imitation goods and cheap bargains Still many tourists visit and buy the affordable imitation bags etc

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