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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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Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La RM250
Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

Magazine Road, George Town, Penang
     
    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.

    The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang RM224
    The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang

    The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang

    183, Jalan Magazine, George Town
       
      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. Gurney Drive and Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Summer Tree Hotel Penang RM125
      Summer Tree Hotel Penang

      Summer Tree Hotel Penang

      52 Jalan Rangoon, George Town
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New World Park and Penang Times Square. KOMTAR and Gurney Drive are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Hotel NEO+ Penang by ASTON
        Hotel NEO+ Penang by ASTON

        Hotel NEO+ Penang by ASTON

        68 Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Penang
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is steps away from Hin Bus Depot Art Centre and KOMTAR. Chit Tiau Lor Ban San is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away.

          Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang RM237
          Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

          Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

          33, New Lane, (off Macalister Road), Georgetown, George Town, 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 Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            WOW Hotel Penang RM145
            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

              123, Lebuh Noordin, George Town
                 
                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. Gurney Drive and Penang Times Square are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites RM269
                M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites

                M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites

                191. Jalan Magazine, George Town
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown George Town, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of KOMTAR and Penang Times Square. Gurney Drive and Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal are also within 2 miles (3 km).