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KOMTAR

Enjoy panoramic views of the city and indulge in an array of food and shopping within the island's tallest building.

Standing at 232 metres, KOMTAR towers over all the city's other buildings, affording visitors unrivalled views of the city skyline and the hills and oceans beyond. Telescopes in the observation deck on the 60th floor offer a closer view of the distant hills while clear windows make it easy to capture panoramic Penang on your camera.

Short for Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak, KOMTAR is a 12-sided geometric building named after Malaysia's second prime minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein. Once heralded as the tallest building in Southeast Asia when it was completed in 1986, KOMTAR was also Penang's most popular retail destination in the 90s.

While its glory days are behind it, the iconic landmark's 65 floors are still filled with an assortment of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and government offices, with its ground floor serving as the main transport hub of the city.

Attached to KOMTAR is Penang's largest IT department store, the ICT Digital Mall, a four-storey podium where you can find any technology from the latest laptops and mobile phones, to a myriad of interesting gadgets. Explore other floors for cheap fashion finds, or pick up some souvenirs.

Grab a bite to eat after an afternoon of shopping at the KOMTAR walk, a 155-metre open-air passageway laden with sushi bars, Chinese noodle shops, and food outlets dishing up local favourites such as laksa and nasi kandar, Penang's famed rice dish.

KOMTAR is located in the centre of Georgetown and open daily. Serving also as Penang's transportation hub, KOMTAR is easily accessible as most buses end up here. The observation deck is open Monday to Friday, and charges a small fee for entry. Tickets can be purchased from the information desk on the ground floor.


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JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La RM199
JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly George Town hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of KOMTAR, 1st Avenue Mall and Prangin Mall.

    Garden Inn RM76
    Garden Inn

    Garden Inn

       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown George Town, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Camera Museum, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi and Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Fort Cornwallis are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang RM288
      The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang

      The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of KOMTAR and Penang Times Square. Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre and Penang City Hall are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang RM205
        Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

        Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Penang Times Square and KOMTAR. Gurney Drive and Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Eastern And Oriental Hotel RM480
          Eastern And Oriental Hotel

          Eastern And Oriental Hotel

             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly George Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Penang City Hall. KOMTAR and Penang Times Square are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            WOW Hotel Penang RM109
            WOW Hotel Penang

            WOW Hotel Penang

            406, Jalan Penang, George Town, Pulau Pinang
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Top at Komatar and KOMTAR. 1st Avenue Mall and Camera Museum are also within 15 minutes.

              Cititel Express Penang RM142
              Cititel Express Penang

              Cititel Express Penang

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is steps away from Hin Bus Depot Art Centre and KOMTAR. Penang Times Square and Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel by Compass Hospitality RM95
                Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel by Compass Hospitality

                Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel by Compass Hospitality

                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, KOMTAR and Penang City Hall. Gurney Drive and Penang Times Square are also within 2 miles (3 km).